Thursday, September 24, 2009

wow

I'm not even sure where to start since we last posted! We are home and doing well. We are all still adjusting and getting to know one another. Overall, it is going amazing! We definitely have some grieving and attachment issues with him, but I feel like I see improvement every day. His brother and sister could not be happier! They are a great help and somehow always know how to make him smile. He is eating like a champ, and I'm anxious to see what kind of weight he's gained when we go to the International Adoption Center on Monday. He's finally eating our formula and LOVES every single kind of table food we've given him. He is one happy camper with a full belly! He is also learning so much! Since we've had him he has learned to do the sign for "more", waves hi/bye, and claps his hands. He also will repeat after us and say "ma-ma" and "da-da", but doesn't call us that yet. He is also pulling himself all along the floor to get wherever he needs to go. His leg and arm strength are improving a ton, too. He has such an amazing smile, and on the other side of the coin has quite the scream! He has slept through the night the last 2 nights and then taken 2 long naps during the day. That's what I'm talkin about! I just hope we can keep this going and maybe we'll feel sane again! Time to go change a diaper that is stinking up the entire house...
I'll leave you with this cuteness taken while we were in Ethiopia:

11 comments:

Susan said...

He is SO STINKIN' CUTE! I'm so glad that you all are on the other side of this and that things are going so well! I can't wait to meet him in person when we visit OH next time!!

Blessings! Susan

Traci said...

Okay, this might sound strange, but I actually think he and Maya look alike! They both have those big, brown eyes and gorgeous lips. Silas is of course a bit more brown, but this is amazing! So neat! We're so happy he is finally with you!

Gina said...

What a doll! Congratulations!

jenny said...

Oh, he is such a doll! I am so glad I got to meet him Monday night. What a treat! Love his picture!!!! Absolutely striking. We are continuing to pray for your adjustment as a family.

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

My husband and I landed here and when we scrolled down and those big brown eyes appeared we both cheered!! He is PRECIOUS!!! Congrats!!!

Melodie Monberg said...

Oh my...Amber, he looks different from a week ago! It's amazing!!! Keep writing. I LOVE seeing these little ones grow and change. When are you posting your pictures? I know you have some amazing ones!

Melodie

Jeremy and Jeni said...

Amber, He is so adorable! I can't wait to meet him.

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

He is beautiful! Praying for you as you work through the adjustment time!

i'm beccy. said...

So cute! Love and prayers during this transition time. Yay for sleeping through the night!

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

So cute!! Congrats!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

He is so smoochable! His eyes remind me of my Ruby Girl's eyes. Precious! Oh, and of course I love his name. ;)

Thanks so much for the words of encouragement this week.You truly have "been there"!