Well, I think Gotcha Day could have gone worse but I don’t think by much. I know it could have gone a lot better. Oh well…after about 2 1/2 hrs of solid crying, rigid bodies and head banging, they are sleeping now and we are exhausted. Getting them both together I don’t think was easier because after we got both calmed down, something would set one off and that would then set the other off. Sometimes it was just moving them from one arm to the next. Sometimes it was just sitting down. Sometimes they would look at each other and they would cry. I only got bit twice.
It was a hard day.
We cannot set them down right now without them going into complete hysterics which then sets the other one off. We got them around 3:30. They only had very short naps and we have not gotten them to eat yet either which is probably adding to the problem. We even had the orphanage bring us the exact formula that they are on. And they waited to bring it down to us so that the foster mom had time to drop off their favorite bottles (just so you know, we accidentally gave Jenna’s bottle to Quinn and vise-versa, but Jenna fixed the problem…..silly Americans).
We also think both girls are teething right now. Their 2nd year molars are just starting to pop through. Also, one of the orphanage nannies said that the fostor mom explained to the girls what was going to happen today. And apparently Quinn had been getting more and more scared as the days passed.
Our guide said that the orphanage said that our girls had one of the best and most experienced foster mom’s in the system. No wonder they are so big. Trust me. My arms are shaking after holding them and bouncing them for a solid five hours. But they are asleep and tomorrow is a new day.
This is us, with the orphanage master, director, and two of the nannies. I think we get to meet Quinn and Jenna’s foster mom on Wednesday. I have Quinn and Ted has Jenna. We tried to switch once and that did not go over well at all with the girls – very loud screams from both of them before we even started the hand off. We haven’t attempted switching again since.
Quinn and Jenna arrived with cute little necklaces with their names embroidered on them. The nannies said the foster mom was worried we would mix them up. So we painted their toenails right away like we had planned.