Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday Snapshot: First Week Home

I thought I had somewhat prepared myself for being back home & all the transitional things that people warn you about.

I prepared myself for jet lag (especially since I do not do well with a messed up sleep pattern...ask Joe). I have yet to experience anything significant (hope I didn't just set myself up to hit a wall with that).

I prepared myself for meltdowns, temper tantrums, sleep issues, adjustment issues of every variety with K'Tyo. Notta. Nothing. He acts like he's been here his whole life & Joe & I keep waiting for the bottom to fall out. I know that sounds like me being a negative Nelly, but it is really kind of crazy. Yes, he's acted like a 4-yr-old when he doesn't much care for a directive or if the answer is "no", but I would expect nothing less. But otherwise, he seems to thoroughly enjoy every new experience with ease.

I prepared myself for Kaya to be clingy since Mommy has never been away from her. Well, here's where I got sucker-punched. She's not been clingy. I almost wish that's what I was dealing with. She's been a stinker. A naughty, rebellious stinker. At the beginning of the week, I actually felt grief b/c I felt like I lost my baby. Things have gotten better as the week has gone on, but that has been the hardest part of all of this. The good news is that she & K'Tyo are getting along really well, & he is actually very protective of her. It's quite sweet, actually. My hope for the coming week is to share some things from my journal about our time in Ethiopia (with pictures, of course!!). I can't believe we've been home a week!

Ok, so I'm sure you've heard enough of the update...here's what you really want:














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Ni Hao Y'all

9 comments:

Football & Fried Rice said...

Happy First Week Home! Isn't it funny how sometimes our kids throw us for a loop & we can't really predict which one will give us a hard time? They probably think the same thing about us!

Amy said...

I LOVE the updates and LOVE the pictures. SOOOOO sweet them holding handds. :0) Mine do that and then the next second punch eachother. LOL Also your new family picture (header) is GORGEOUS. Look at you in that black dress mama! ;0) Adore you my friend!

Jill said...

What wonderful photos! So glad your time at home so far has been pretty uneventful! AND, I pray you will NOT have any sleep issues AT ALL!!!!

Have a great week. Visiting by way of Stefanie and Sunday Snapshot!
Jill from The Glen

Jane said...

Oh I love seeing you all together. So sweet.

Christie said...

Dardi,

I'm so glad the first week went well. Praying for many more great moments for all of you!

I love the pics and can't believe how he seems to just "fit right in". But, God's will is always perfect, isn't it!?

Love you!
Christie

Stefanie said...

Love the pictures!
And congratulations on one week home, definitely the HARDEST week in my opinion ;)
Hoping things settle into a lovely, predictable routine from here on out!

Lisa said...

Oh! I just want to kiss my computer screen! I love the pics! They just make me so happy!

I remember when my second was born. My first had pretty much the same response. He was about 2 1/2 and he absolutely loved the baby, but that is when the "terrible twos" started for us.

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

LOVE all the pics of the 2 little ones.


Laurel :)

Chris said...

The pictures are great! It looks like your 'Littles' are getting along wonderfully!!!

One week home??? Wow! Congratulations!!!!

Can't wait for more updates!