The Adoption Option

My spot for thoughts, feelings, rambles, and updates as we journey through the adoption process. Highlights: Dossier arrived in Thailand ~ Sept 26, 2005; Approved ~ October, 2005; Matched ~ August, 2006; Referral received ~ January 2007; Traveled & Home ~ June, 2007; Finalized!! ~ December, 2007

Monday, April 28, 2008

"I hungry Mommy"

So, I know it's been awhile - I can't believe how fast this month is going by. Can it really be the end of April already? It's hard to tell considering it's currently 35degrees outside :P

Well, here's a short update of our family goings-on....Ian had his birthday party at the end of March at the Lego Store. He had a blast and so did all his friends. We said good-bye to one of his friends from the YMCA, who moved to Japan. The boy's mother is in the Air Force and had been away in Korea for over a year. We became friends with him, his father, and his brother since Ian was in classes with him. It was sad to see them go but we had a great couple of weeks getting to know the mom before they all took off for a new adventure. We've also been spending a lot more time at the Y after classes and having a lot of lunch play dates and such. It's nice to have made friends with so many of the moms (and a few dads), which allows the kids to play more and become better friends as well.

Mid-April we headed to Pittsburgh for a long weekend. Sam went to college there and I worked there for a year, so we visited old friends and hung out at a Carnival on his college campus. It was a really nice visit (we of course ate A LOT of yummy food). My friend, that we stayed with, is pregnant with twins - she was so super about letting us crash, as always! We are lucky to have go many great people all around us. Here's a picture that was taken by Sam's college roommate - this was taken after a long day at the zoo and a tummy full of pizza.

After that, Sam was away in California for a week. It's the longest I've ever had the boys alone and I think I fared pretty well. :) I was nervous and by Friday it was time for Daddy to return, but we kept busy and had a good week.

Today starts another few weeks of transition. Jesse had his circumcision surgery today. It was so hard to follow all those pre-surgery rules, especially when he wakes up saying "I hungry, Mommy". It broke my heart. Luckily, because no one was eating around the hospital, he didn't seem to remember he hadn't eaten in over 12 hours. It was a long day but he is doing great. I have no idea how things will go over the next few days (and I'm not really looking forward to it), but we have medicine and we should get through it. The good part is that he won't remember any of this in a few months - the bad part is I will :( I hate seeing him in pain and unhappy. Ian is trying really hard to make him feel better but is having a hard time understand the magnitude of the whole situation - it's really sweet to watch though!

So that's what I've been up to for the last few weeks :) I've also been anxiously following a few blogs. One blogger buddy from New Zealand is finishing up their trip to Thailand to pick up their son, and another couple we know from Wisconsin is getting ready to travel at the beginning of June! So many Thailand babies coming home - it's really exciting.