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.


Betsy said...

I'm so happy to see you happy. We join you in thanking God for filling your hearts & home with joy again! We wholeheartedly support you through the rest of your Kyrg journey - whichever way it might go. Love you guys and congrats again on Gabriel!

Ann said...

SO glad that you have found your happiness. He is just a prcious little guy. Lindze looks very happy to have her little brother. Hopefully this Kyrgyz journey comes to an end soon. But know whichever road you choose with Little Man I and so many others will understand. The wait for Little man has brought your family together with Gaberiel.

Kristy said...

Oh what a blessing, he is a beautiful baby. I am so happy for all of you.

Love and blessings, Kristy