Our dear friend Mindy spoke with Eli's foster mom on Friday!! Mindy is fluent in Spanish and offered to call for us. YAY!! THANK YOU MINDY!!!!
Mindy said that the foster mom is very kind and loving. The foster mom described Eli as "muy lindo," which means very cute/handsome. She also said he is a good baby and we are very blessed. Eli saw the doctor recently and is up to 10lbs!! The foster mom actually said he was 10 kilos, but that would mean he weighs 22lbs. Impossible! So, we are guessing the doctor said 10lbs. We hope or else we have a monster size baby! We sent 3-6 month size clothes in his care package and he just fits into this size now. We figured he would still be in this size in August. I guess we need to buy some bigger clothes to take with us on our trip. Needless to say, Eli's foster mom said he is eating well (gordito!) and sleeping about 3-4 hours.
Eli has been with his foster family since he was 2 days old and they call him Oscarito (little Oscar). How cute! The foster mom has 3 children: two daughters, 20 & 16 years old, and a 10 year old son. She said she was excited to meet us and already knew we were coming to visit in August. She also said she sent us an e-mail on Thursday, but we never received it. We will be sending her an e-mail today.
It is such a relief to make contact with the foster mom and to know that Eli is healthy, well cared for, and loved. We hope to spend some time with the foster family while we are visiting so we can get to know them better, as we are intimately connected to them through this journey.
Stay tuned.....we should be receiving updated pictures of Our Little Pea this week. Very exciting!!