Getting ready that morning was so neat. I had been collecting clothes and planning for her to be in them for so long. Little girls are so much fun!
Brushing our teeth together
Ready for church
First photo with both parents
At church we found out that our friend was in a village for a wedding but her son that we had met before was there. I gave him the message to pass along to him mom that her prayer was answered through adoption! The church service was long and hot but really neat. Listening to praise in other languages is awesome. The guest preacher spoke in Fulani and then it was translated into French. Some Canadian missionaries quietly translated it to English for us from the French.
Baby Girl slept in the baby carrier almost the whole three hours. After the service we talked with an American missionary that we met briefly the trip before. I asked her if the bump on Baby Girl's head was a bug bite. She told us that it was a boil and likely a Staph infection. We contacted the director immediately and she and the orphanage doctor met us at the apartment.
They went and got meds right away and we started her on antibiotics, nasal spray,, and pain reliever. I would have to put hot compresses on the boil to try to draw out the infection. Although it was awful, I believe the level of care we were able to offer her right off the bat helped with bonding. Thankfully, the infection cleared and her swelling went down and she healed up quickly.