Monday, April 5, 2010

3 weeks

Well, we've been home for just over three weeks...

I actually just had to double check that with Jud, because it honestly feels like Will has always been here, a part of our family. If not always then surely at least a month! But he assured me that yes, it has only been three weeks!

amazing. mind boggling really.

Over the past three weeks, I have completely fallen head over heals for this little guy!

The only way to describe his disposition is incredibly happy. He is always smiling, laughing, cooing...he loves to copy sounds that we make, I've been working on ma ma ma of course, Jud on the other hand thinks his first word should be shankapotomus...neither of us are making much progress though, Will seems to prefer growling and various spitting noises.

As far as adjustment goes, I don't think things could be going any better. He seems to be very attached to us, likes us to always be close and for the most part is easily comforted when he's upset...I say for the most part because there is one time that he not only cries, but full out screams- in the car seat! He hates it! And other than getting him out of the seat, there is nothing we can do to comfort him...makes for some fun rides with lots of stops:)

Health wise, he's doing great. We've seen our regular pediatrician as well as a group of specialists from the international adoption clinic. So far he's had a double ear infection and a sinus infection, but has been smiling his way right through it! In terms of size, he is a little peanut but he's on the charts! Just barely but we'll take it!

He sits up, crawls and pulls himself up on furniture...It's funny to watch him cruising along because he looks like a tiny little baby, but he's almost walking!

The kids absolutely adore him.

The only problem is they fight over who gets to hold him, or feed him, or push the stroller...

I guess I can't complain about that!

One thing I can, and have been complaining about, is the itchy little bastards that hitched a ride home from Ethiopia on Jud and I!!! Many sleepless nights and 10 gazzillion loads of laundry later, all I can say is good riddance!

And, by the way, having five kids is exhausting! So that's all I've got for tonight, the little one is rubbing his eyes so I'm hoping that sleep is in my near future!


Jess and Brad said...

Wow Caroline looks like such a little mom in that last picture - too cute!!! Glad things are going so well - Will is adorable! :)

Christina said...

Yay! Glad to hear things are going so smoothly. I am totally crushing on his smile, btw.

hotflawedmama said...

So happy to read this. And if there's an Ethiopian baby cuter than Will I'd like to see it!