Micah has scabies. Poor baby. Thankfully, the care center staff had already taken him to the doctor and were able to pass along his medicine to me. Medicine involving benedryl for the itchies to not be so itchy. Medicine that turns him into a sleepy, huggy zombie. Though it's kind of sad to see my kid tripping out on drugs, it sure has made taking care of him easier. We went to the US embassy yesterday to process their American visas, and he sat in my lap the entire time. That was nearly two hours of uninterrupted lap time. I even helped him go down the slide at the kid's play area inside the embassy, but he was less than thrilled with it. He far preferred snuggling with me, which I have to say I didn't mind much either!
The other thing that helps his scabies is to give him a warm bath before I apply his skin cream. So we started the day yesterday with a bath. He wasn't too sure what to think about it all, and he looked like a wet rat when we got him out of the tub.
Everything went swimmingly at the embassy. They asked us a few questions about the boys and made sure we understood that the adoption is legal and binding. I wonder why people keep reminding us of this. Has an adopted family ever stood at the embassy window and said, "Really? You mean I can't give him back?" Let's hope that never happens! Their visas should be ready by Friday morning, just enough time for us to catch our flight home on Friday night.
We've had two nights with the boys now, and I have to say that we've been impressed with how well they sleep. They are both in our room with us--Sami in a pack & play and Micah on a palet I made him on the floor. I was probably the one who had the hardest time sleeping. All their little baby grunts and noises kept me on constant alert. Sami decided to have a late night play hour with Kevin from 3-5 AM, but Micah slept like a champ. Night two was much better. I was more accustomed to their noises, and Sami only woke up once for a bottle.
So with the chill skillz (thank you, benedryl!) and sleeping skillz that our sons seems to be exhibiting, we're hoping that our 10 hour flight home won't be too miserable. We'll be staying in Beijing on Saturday night after we land and then taking the train home the next afternoon. Welcome to your new life of planes, trains, and automobiles, my little friends!