Chinese Proverb

Red Threads:
When a child is born, an invisible red thread reaches out from the child's spirit and connects to all important people who will enter the child's life. As the child grows, the threads shorten, bringing closer those people who are destined to be together.
Chinese Proverb

Thursday, January 5, 2012

One Month Ago

It has been one month since forever family day. I cannot believe it. It feels like it has been longer. We love him so much,but it has been a hard adjustment. We have been through chicken pox and a stomach virus. We went through a period of time when he would cry when Mama held him. We are now at the point where he reaches for Mama. He is comforable with his family now. He still wants to be held most of the time. He will get on the floor and play with toys for a few minutes at a time. He is 20 months old but not walking. He has taken a few steps but then he realizes it and sits down. He is still afraid to be walking but at least he is working on it. When we first met him, he refused the bottle and did not know how to drink from a cup. We gave him juice through a medicine dropper. We had to teach him how to use a straw and a cup. We have come along way in a month, but still have a long way to go. He spent 19 months in an orphanage. We expected delays and fear. We are taking it one day at a time. We have seen the doctor and his weight is 50th % of the American charts. The doctor says she is impressed by him overall. We see a surgeon next week to assess his hand. It sounds like surgery will help his hand. We are excited to know his hand will be repaired. We are excited he is our son. We hope families considering adoption realize the delays and fear are real.

Here he is with his sisters now.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

We had a wonderful Christmas

Of course I am late posting. We are now a family of 6. We had a great time introducing Austin to Christmas. Austin loved opening gifts and trying new treats. Grace, Zoe, and KK had a great day also.We visited family and ate wonderful meals.

The kids have all enjoyed playing with their new toys. The girls have all enjoyed getting to know their brother. Their brother seems to enjoy getting to know them. It has been a great time for Austin to come home. All the girls out of school for winter break has allowed family bonding.

Update soon about how we are doing outside of Christmas.