So that's my biggest update regarding the kids. Also, Nicoletta was up to 9.7 pounds as of Friday afternoon.
After dinner, the other volunteers and I returned to the clinic for our final goodbyes. I held Nicoletta for a bit, gave the other kids kisses, and then I went in to see Raul, as I knew my goodbye to him would be the hardest. And you know what? The silly boy was asleep! I didn't want to wake him, so I just patted his belly, told him "I love you," and left.
My flight home was uneventful. The flights and layovers went by fairly quickly, and the only delay occurred in Pittsburgh, when we had to wait about 20 minutes for my luggage.