Another restless night – Leanne is still not feeling great.
With a bunch of new families arriving at the hotel in the past few days ready to collect children tomorrow, there is quite a buzz at the hotel again. With a few older kids around, Enrique had planned to take everyone up to the Rio Pance again – only us and the Italian family (who left on Friday) went last week, so it would be a new experience for everyone else. Enrique asked me if that was okay that we go again, and I explained that Leanne still wasn’t feeling well, so wouldn’t want to come anyway. I told him we really enjoyed the visit to the river last time, so I would take Andres by myself this time to give Leanne more time to herself.
So around mid-morning I headed out with Andres to join the other families for the trip – our first outing on our own. Andres likes riding in cars – he goes very quiet and just looks around, watching things – which makes him very easy to manage on trips like this. He also tends to fall asleep which helps.
He needed changing and demanded a feed right after we got there, so I was busy for a while – but eventually he settled down and even had a nap. I sat around talking to the other adoptive parents – and the new parents who are due to collect their children tomorrow.
It was a fairly relaxing day – although I was kept busy looking after Andres on my own.
Andres enjoyed the car trip home – and fell asleep again, but he taught me a valuable lesson – change nappies more regularly, they only hold so much liquid! I didn’t notice until I got out of the car, but his nappy had leaked all over my top on the trip home. Only liquid fortunately – but still a lesson worth heeding I feel.
Leanne was feeling a little better this evening and joined us for dinner, but requested just soup rather than the meal everyone else was being served.