Tuesday, November 13, 2007

turning over...

so, today i took samil to class - as i do every tuesday and thursday - laid him on his playmat, on his belly and went about teaching. about 15 minutes into the lesson, one of my girls tells me "teacher!! the baby is about to roll over!" and sure enough, i turned my head just in time to catch his first turn. i'm sure he didn't know what he was doing or what he did because upon landing on his back he began to wail.

he's also been holding his head up for longer periods of time, which is quite a feat considering the size of the poor kids head. he's in the 97th percentile for head size (42cm) and for length (64cm). He's only in the 63rd percentile for weight though, weighing in at a whopping 13pds.

my coworker and friend Emily returned to the states on friday morning because of some health problems - her face became paralized and nobody here could diagnose the problem. luckily it's "just" bell's palsy (as opposed to the earlier thought that she had a tumor). hopefully she'll be back in the country soon.

the city finally topped off the gaping holes in the street, inserted some grates and manhole covers and ... left the street exactly the same as they found it - or worse. the potholes are insane, you need a hummer not to bottom out. my favorite part of the new sewage system is watching all of the old men stand around the grates watching the water "disappear"

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