Friday, September 25, 2009

One Month Today

Our sweet Gabriel has been in our home for one month today. I have not been so good about posting because 2 month old babies are a lot of work. I have totally enjoyed every second of it. We are all finally settling into a routine of course until I go back to work and then I guess we will see. Gabe is growing and thriving well. His last weight was almost 10 pounds and I know he is over 10 pounds now. He is now smiling and cooing. He knows my voice so whenever someone is holding him and I say something, he looks around for his mommy. We are still having sleep issues but I have learned to deal with it.
Next Friday we are all packing up the truck and heading to the beach for 12 long days. People have told me I was crazy to carry a baby on vacation this soon but we had planned on carrying little man last year had he come home like he was suppose to so I don't see why we cannot carry Gabe this year. My in laws are coming up the second weekend in order to help with the kids so Tom and I can do a few things by ourselves. I am pretty excited to be leaving the state of Tennessee for a while.
Anyway things are great and I feel so blessed to have my kids. They are the greatest. We have had a few problems with the adoption that have had me on edge but as long as we do not lose Gabe, I will be okay. I have always had a fear of domestic adoption because of the things that could go wrong and lately we have had to deal with a few of those exact fears. Just keep us in your thoughts and prayers that nothing falls apart. I really don't think my heart could take it.
I don't bring up Kyrgyzstan much anymore because thinking about little man and him maybe not coming home is depressing. There is always news that somebody is going to do something or sign something but I don't put faith in this country so "gotta see it to believe it."
I am going to put a few pictures up. They are Iphone pictures so the quality is not so good. Gabe had 2 month pictures taken 2 weeks ago so I hope to have those soon.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Hanging Out

Life has been pretty busy lately taking care of a now 2 month old baby boy and a relatively spoiled 5 year old girl. Lindze is in kindergarten so that has helped out. Gabe does not sleep well at night and mommy is the one who has to deal with it because daddy did not take off when Gabe came home. He went to the doctor last Thursday and weighed a whopping 8"14 and then a week later he was up to 9"8 and 21.5 inches long. Believe me he eats all of the time and I am so glad that he is growing considering he was a premie. We are loving and spoiling him to death.
Last Friday we had a huge welcome home Gabe party and tons of friends and relatives showed up to support us bringing him home. These are people who know first hand what Tom and I have gone through the last year with the Kyrgzystan situation and have been there for us through all of the continued delays. It was a great night to be able to spend time with everyone and actually be genuinely happy for the first time in a long time.
Tom and I have decided to watch the Kyrgyzstan situation for a while longer because we do not want to give up on Little Man yet but I have faced reality that he is not coming home and if he does it will be a long time before it happens. I love my Little Man but this adoption has been the most depressing event that I have ever experienced in my life. He is still in my heart but thank God up above that we now have Gabriel to fill that void in my heart that has been empty for the last year.