Current Child Count

  • HOGAR DE AMOR I: 11 babies
  • HOGAR DE AMOR II: 6 boys
  • HOGAR DE AMOR III: 8 girls

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Squirrel in a tree

Yesterday morning during a staff seminar at the Baby Home, my family pitched in with the babies. Here is my Dad multi-tasking, coordinating the day's dentist appointments with HDA III. He held me and my sisters like this. =)

Apart from being a comfortable way to hold babies (at least in my thinking, although I get odd looks fron the locals), it's about the ONLY way to keep Twin G happy when she has her gas/colic/digestion problems. I soon had her out to the dr and running errands for 4 hours, and Emma was obliged to hold her for me, tummy down, much of the time. (This method was always referred to as "Russian style" in my family. Now is it "Bolivian style"...?)


Jill said...

Nice to meet you and thank you for stopping by my blog today!

As you saw adoption has become our ministry. God has opened our hearts to 6 children in the past three years. We are not sure if there will be more - we are trusting in His plan and perfect timing.

The work you do is amazing and inspiring. I will be back to see how we can help you from here.

God bless!

PS The twins are precious! So is the picture with your Dad!

Anonymous said...

I always hold babies that way when they're fussy. not sure what you call it, but it works! Glad your family is back!

The Holmans In Bolivia said...

Joe has held all our babies like this and they have all loved it. You are right though, he gets all kind of strange looks for it here in Bolivia. He even has women asking where the mom is. hehe