We picked up our little man today. Everything went well. He is on medicine for his cold and for dirreah. His foster mother said he had two loose stools since yesterday. Once we had him back to the hotel and finishing his bottle he had some dirreah. So we are glad we have the medicine. I also picked up a banana at breakfast so we may try some of that later too.
Anyway... The pick up went well. His foster mother bought him a really cute outfit and shoes, and hat, and mittens and coat. I didn't want to make her feel bad so I didn't get out his fleece snow suit we brought him. As it was he bairly fit in the carrier he has so many layers on. We also put a blanket on top of the carrier. Mrs. Lee said it looked like I had a mountian on my back. He had some of his bottle on the subway. They have a straw type thing in the bottle so that they do not have to be tipped to drink it. So we just stuffed it in the carrier and he happily sucked away.
The subway ride went without incident except for a man probably in his 50's or so thought Jack was cute and gave him a piece of hard candy. Put it right in his mouth. (SHOCK!!) I know he was just trying to be nice but HELLO! chocking hazard!! He didn't know or think I guess. I couldn't do anything because he was on my back. John just stood there in shock. Lucky Jack spit it out pretty quickly. John held it so that Jack could lick it, just to not offend the man. He didn't speak English and we are not sure how the univeral sign for chocking would have gone over in this situation. John threw the candy away at the next subway stop and got out a wet nap for his now sticky fingers.
They like to put layers on babies in Korea. Today Jack is wearing two long sleeved shirts, and a zip up sweatshirt, two pairs of pants socks shoes and a hat. He is sleeping comfortably in all those clothes, including the hat, right now.
He was not too excited when we tried to put him down for a nap. His foster mother said his nap was at 11 so he needed a bottle and a nap right away. He wss too busy checking out the toys we brought and the room and us. He wanted to make sure he didn't miss out on anything and was very intereste in everything daddy was doing.
He didn't care for when we turned the lights off and cried a bit. So we decided to head downstairs with him on my back and grab some sandwiches in a shop downstairs at the hotel. By the time we left the shop to take our food upstairs he was out. We left the lights off in the room and I was able to lay him down on a blanket on the floor. Now we are just waiting for him to wake up so we can play some more. But it is nice to have some time to tell you all what is going on.
His foster mother didn't cry. Which was a relief. But she was sure worried about the wind outside, kind of makes me think that we should have taken the polar fleece suit out to show her that we were prepared. Oh well. She was a bit sad I think, but like I said she has done this like 35 times, so I am sure that helps a bit.
Time for some more picures.
Daddy holding Jack at pick up time at HOLT office. No tears at all today when he saw us!
Waiting for the subway train.
Me with a mountian on my back.
Tired boy snuggles with mom.
My "teething bling" necklace was a huge hit with Jack.
He also liked this ball.
A little on the tired side, but too much going on to sleep.
Looking out at Seoul from hotel room window.
He can pull up to his knees.