Anyone who has been around me at all through this adoption is sick of hearing me say, "I just want him home for his birthday." Well, we did it. We got home the day before his birthday! So, as jet-lagged as we were, we felt obligated to recognize it in some way. Mom went out and bought a little cake just for him, which he was completely uninterested in, and my parents and sisters came over. It was nice to have him here, and worth all of the rushed planning we did.
I love my big sister!
As for rushed planning, I can't thank Adrienne enough (Celebrations Travel). Her amazing memory and description of each step we'd encounter made everything very predictable and nearly worry-free.Yeah, she's gonna kill me in a few years, but how funny is this?
My stomach has finally recovered from the trip, and we're catching up on sleep. Max loves playing with his older siblings, and is already a big fan of stealing toys from Myles. Madeline loves being the mother hen, and is at an age where she actually is very helpful most of the time. Poor Myles is feeling pretty neglected. Max is jealous when I even touch the other two and insists on being held by me the VAST majority of the time. Whenever I'm more than a step or two away he cries out like he's in a panic until I pick him up to cuddle. I think I'm going to bring him over to Holly's once this week to get some play time with Emy and the others. I just feel really bad that he's losing out. He still wants to be cuddled and I haven't been able to like I would like.
Mimi and the kids snuggling down
We had Max's first Doctor's appointment. He just barely made the U.S. growth charts, but the Doctor found him to be very healthy and happy. At the end of the appointment he stated, "My professional medical opinion is that this is a gorgeous baby." That's why I love our Doc :)
Today was the first day I had all three of them alone and had to get Maddie off to school. It was very frustrating. We almost missed the bus, and Mommy had to yell a couple of times (Maddie doesn't listen well in the morning. NOT a morning person) but we made it.
Maddox and Max. My best friend's little guy. He's a week and a half younger than Max.
So, we're just plodding along, meeting new family members daily, and enjoying home.