Not flesh of my flesh
nor bone of my bone
but still miraculously my own.

Never forget for a single minute
you didn't grow under my heart
but in it!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Seventh Call to Gabriella's Foster Family

Gia and I spoke to N.'s daughter, S. this evening. We even got to "speak" directly to Gabriella. The conversation consisted of me saying her name and how much I love her and her making sounds of frustration because she couldn't get the telephone in her mouth!

S. said that Gabriella went for her shots last week and weighed 11 pounds at the visit! S. also said that all of the clothes that I previously sent are either snug (probably the 0 - 3 month clothes) or fit just right (probably the 3 - 6 month clothes). Looks like I will be bringing larger clothes for her during my trip in December.

The director of my agency brought a package from me and my mother to Gabriella during her trip last week. The package consisted of a baby carrier, bottles, a couple onsies, more photos, and another cassette with music. The director took more photos and another video of Gabriella while she was there, so I should be receiving those soon.

S. said that Gabriella stays awake more now. She takes one two hour nap during the day and goes to bed for the night at around 6 PM.

At the end of this conversation, as I typically feel at the end of these conversations, I felt satisfied that she is well take care of and loved, but very sad that I cannot have her home and experience these changes with her directly.

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