Friday, September 23, 2011

Your first bottle

We had a  breakthrough last night...you had a bottle! You have refused to take a bottle since the first day that you were with us, but mommy sensed that since you have 2 episodes at night where you're not quite awake and not quite asleep that you were probably given bottles at those times when you were with your foster family.

Last night during one of those episodes when you were not quite asleep and not quite awake mommy took a chance to make you a bottle and you took it!! It made me very happy that you took it and that i was right that is what you needed!

You woke up at 6 this morning...and asked for another bottle! So far you've had an 8 oz bottle, some champorado (chocolate oatmeal) half a banana, and some of mommy's peanut butter toast with a few more slices of banana. After breakfast mommy was treated to a short concert of songs by you! You're too cute when you sing...you sing with such passion in your face and in your voice.

Mommy read you a story (the wheels on the bus) and you retold the story as mommy went along...pointing your finger and talking very animatedly. It was very funny!

You had two visitors today, Auntie Rachelle, and our friend Nicholas (aka picnic). You had lots of fun playing with Nick...he had you laughing and running and playing.

The visit was difficult for mommy and daddy because we were tired. We still need to make sure that we don't over do our visits.

Mommy was so tired that she went to bed at 8:00 and Daddy played with you and put you to bed around 9:00.

I lub you, baby!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

First days at home

We arrived home at 7pm last night. We flew home from Vancouver and you didn't even see the inside of the plane! You slept through the entire flight from Vancouver to Montreal. Even through a diaper change. We had a limosine drive us home and we woke you up while we were on the bridge (about 15 minutes from home). We are so glad that we got a limo to drive us from the airport to home...it made coming home relaxing.

Arriving home a family photo with your "truck"
When we arrived in front of our house, you were just staring at the house. You recognized it from the pictures. Gram-Gram came out of the house to see you. We took some pictures in front of "your truck" and then we headed inside. As we walked up the walkway, a flock of geese flew overhead and you pointed and said "bird". We headed inside and you looked all around. I imagine that it was strange for you to see your house and your things in real life. We went into your room and you looked around and stared it was as if you were thinking "it's real".

After checking stuff out for a little while, we ate supper, Gram-Gram made a nice dinner of chicken, rice, mashed potatoes, and mashed carrots and turnip (daddy's favorite) you ate some manok (chicken) and rice but the rest...you left on the plate.

Here you are checking out your room for the first time


We felt good and so we decided to have some visitors come over Auntie "Shell", Tito Tim & Tita Charleen, and your cousins, Ty and Britney). After everyone left, you slept from 9 -11 last night were up from 11 until 2-3 and then slept until 5:30...we all were up at 5:30.
 
We played this morning you ate a pretty good breakfast you napped from 10-11:30 and we woke you up you were not happy with us...you cried (the first time since the first days we had you).

We got you dressed and we went to Wal.mart. It was good to get out! (Even you thought so!)
you liked your car seat! Daddy sat with you in the back to make sure that you were ok
When we came home, we all had a nap - it was supposed to be from 4-5 but we didn't wake up with the alarm...so it was from 4-6. You were even more upset with us that we woke you up the second time!

After a small supper, Bapa and Uncle Dan came to visit, and you watched your first hockey game. I think they may have stayed a little too long because at one point, you came over to mommy and asked to be picked up and closed your eyes and started to suck your thumb.

We went to bed at 9 you had a restless sleep between 11 and 3 and finally fell back asleep around 3 (it's now 4 and mommy is still awake).

You are such a funny and happy boy and we are so lucky to have you in our lives!
Today Daddy worked with you to help you to learn your numbers (you already know them...we just need more practise)
Mommy and Daddy taught you some new sentences today:
"I am smart"
"I am cute"
"I am funny"
And  you are all of those things! we love you so very much...I can't wait until tomorrow to see what fun it holds!

I lub you, Nico