On Thursday morning we went for Sam's health check up at Cho Ray Clinic in the Chinese part of town. He got weighed, measured for length and head circumference, and checked out by the doctor (thankfully the nurse had her arm strategically placed for this photo!). He was cooperative and even happy. No shots or blood draw, luckily. The doctor asked me some questions, including if he had had any fevers. I said I didn't think so, although I hadn't taken his temp. He said, "A mother knows better than any measurement." A wise man. I still can't believe I'm a mother. Thanks again for all the comments. Many have asked how we are doing. The sleep deprivation is not that bad. He's a good sleeper, for the most part, and we nap when he does. It's not like we have any other pressing responsibilities. We are 100 percent focused on him. And I'm sure we are running on adrenaline. Seriously, we just walk around like we have won the lottery and are the luckiest people on earth. And of course, we think everything he does is absolutely adorable. Already he is changing, even in four short days. For a day and a half, he never made one peep: no cooing or crying. Now he will play and babble for an hour, making all kinds of noises, grunts, raspberry sounds, etc. And he must trust us enough to cry now, too, as he will do that when he is not happy--usually becaues of his teeth or scabies. He loves riding in the Baby Bjorn with Ed and usually falls asleep in it, like Thursday when we went to the War Crimes Musum (about the Vietnam War). It's so strange when you think that everything is so new to him. He had never felt rain, or been walked down a street, or been in a store. It must be so overwhelming. We are doing lots of attachment parenting: pretty much holding or interacting with him whenever he is awake. He sleeps in a crib right next to our bed and we pick him up as soon as he cries. Ed is getting really good at the "bounce and sway" to calm him when he is upset. He still looks terrified whenever he wakes up. Our main job now is to provide super consistent love and attention so he can learn how to trust that someone will take care of his needs. I always tell him, "There's only one baby in this orphanage. And two nannies who are on call 24/7!"