Saturday, August 11, 2007

The journey Home

Well, it's now Saturday, 4 days post K countries. I'll have to say, of all the trips we've taken this jet lag has really gotten us. Yesterday was the first day neither of us had a headache or felt nauseated upon waking. We ditched the melatonin in order to respond to our baby. We aren't following the normal rules about letting the baby cry, our son for the 1st 5 months of his life had no one to attend to him, and we want him to gain the security that those first months robbed him of. Steven Curtis Chapman who himself has adopted 2 babies from China wrote some very enlightening advice regarding this, we are so thankful to our friend Terry who has let us know about this. Michael is doing very well, getting used to the smell, sounds, and sights of his new home. We just love having him as a part of our family. Our dogs also love him and attend to his needs with us. He seems to be growing at an alarming rate, our arms are tired! And he eats like a horse, 8 oz about every 2 hours. His little tummy is also doing better and his cough less frequent. He still doesn't know about this bath thing however, but loves the head brush. As far as attaching goes, this little guy knows his Daddy and Mommy!! And we just can't believe how much we love him!!!

It was great to get home. We were spoiled rotten by our small group, gas in the car, a hot meal at home, roses from our housesitter!!! Our neighbor bringing us a gift. We are so blessed by so many of you. It is extremely encouraging to hear from those who are adopting, finding our blog, and sending us messages of love:) We are so excited when we read others people's experience. I can't wait for our little son to realize how many people love him already and are so excited for him.

We have a lot of pictures and when we have time, I'll post a slideshow to share the many feelings and emotions that you can view by pictures. Thanks Mala, for having that on your website. I've learned so many things from reading other sites about blogging, it's great fun!!!


Mom to 2 Angels said...

Jet lag can be rough. I didn't feel "normal" again for a few weeks, but somehow you don't care when you look at that new little one :) Glad you are all doing well and home safely.

Lowell said...

A huge CONGRADULATIONS to you two. Thinking of you much.


Lowell and Amy Stoltzfus

Mala said...

I love these pictures!!! He's adorable.
BYW, what hotel did you stay at in Almaty?

Kami and Scott said...

The photos of Michael are soooo cute! Your dogs are beautiful, and soon they will adjust to having Michael. Just wait till he is old enough to play with the dogs by himself. He will give them so much love....just like you! No worries! Keep in touch!

A Pawn In This Game Called Life said...

Love the pics – they bring back so many memories. You’re little boy is precious.


TheHappyNeills said...

hi! found a link to your blog through the yahoo group. your boy is just beautiful. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!