Current Child Count

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

Monday, March 26, 2012

It's a Boy!

Our seventh boy in a row has just arrived!
We have said no to any new babies since baby S last month, but as I mentioned in the very last post, baby A was suddenly whisked off to Casa de Amor III on Friday and they don't plan to give him back! :) I had already had the secret thought that this meant we could probably take in another baby, and we didn't have to wait long - just till Monday!

First picture, mere seconds after landing in my arms. :) He was born on March 7.

Baby P (another Bible name) came from the countryside several hours away. We don't have much information about him yet, but what we do know is he was living in very poor surroundings with his 75 year old grandfather and deaf/mute mother. On Friday, child protection authorities took him to the hospital and he was diagnosed with severe hypothermia.

He arrived quite dirty and as Tia Tomaza and I bathed him, we discovered a bad diaper rash and other rashes on his tiny body.

CUTE!!! He's already stolen all of our hearts...

I weighed him and he's only gained 100 grams from his birth weight (2.8 kilos to 2.9 kilos - a little over 6 pounds), according to the immunization card we have.
Sweet baby... Think I need to go check on him! :)
(Today is my sister Sarah's birthday! It will be easy to remember this baby's arrival date.)


Gallo Pinto2 said...

Hahaha TJ you gonna try to take this one too?

Katrina said...

ohhhhhh! sweet wee boy :D

Jennifer T. said...

I think TJ probably has his hands full, with 7 little ones under his roof!! That's almost the same as the Alseths, minus 4 "built in" helpers!

Katrina - he'll be 2 months when you get here, such a cute age! :)

Gallo Pinto2 said...

Katrina I'm sooo jealous! I wish I could afford to go down!