Wednesday, September 7, 2011

First Days at Home

We are continuing to do well. The first night we were home (Saturday) Joshua grieved a lot and was up most of the night. The following day he was a little fussy and I could see he was very anxious at times, especially if I was out of his sight for even a second. He did laugh and play, but he was definitely a more subdued version of the little guy we met Friday night. The second night he grieved, but not quite as hard as the first night. He also wakes up somewhere between 10pm and 12am every night and then doesn't go back to sleep until  around 4am due to the jet lag. The good news is that while he may have a slight preference for me, he will go to John without crying and will allow John to do any task he allows me to do. This has been a huge blessing because it has meant we have been able to take turns at night. He really didn't grieve much at all the third night, but when he woke up he started looking around and then started crying. To be honest, I am very surprised. I really expected that we would have a very difficult transition. This doesn't mean things won't get more difficult as time goes by and Joshua realizes more and more that this is not a temporary situation. We will just continue to take it one day at a time and see how it goes.

These pictures don't fully capture his personality, but hopefully give some sense of who he is. Doing so would probably require a better camera and a better photographer. :-) We also have some videos I will try to upload as soon as I can.





Bubbles with daddy



I didn't expect him to get into everything so readily, especially with all that he is going through right now, but he discovered these puzzles on the shelves underneath the coffee table all on his own. 

He loves, loves, loves water - doesn't matter if its the bath or the pool. I got this pool on clearance at Target for less than $3.



At first we were feeding him more baby like food, but he is actually WAY more interested in eating what we are eating. So we have been putting him in booster high chair and eating dinner together.



He loves banging blocks together

and putting them in his mouth

Checking out the crib - "hey, this doesn't seem like such a bad place..."


Eating with daddy

10 comments:

Amy said...

I'm glad things are going so well!! What a little cutie, love that little grin of his! How is the doggie coping with this transition? :)

Melanie said...

Sounds like things are going pretty well. He looks happy! And those cheeks!! My, my, they go on forever! :-) So happy for you. (I don't often comment, but I read all your posts in my reader.)

Lisa said...

He is seriously so adorable! I love hearing you refer to John as "daddy" and you as "mommy" (actually I don't think you called yourself mommy in this post...but I look at you as mommy). I know you have waited so long for that title and I love knowing that you now have your baby in your arms!! God is so good!!!

GrandmaDe said...

So very much fun!! How is Annie adjusting to a new little person?

Monika said...

He's so cute!! I love the bubble photo. :D

Flakymn said...

please keep the updates coming

A said...

so cute! i am glad that things seem to be going more smoothly than you expected!!! (HUG)!

Christy said...

Wow! Amazing pictures! So glad he's doing well. Ben is home sick today so I'm hoping to upload pictures for you! :)

Amy said...

Oh, Becky, he is so precious! It is so nice to see him home and he definitely looks like he is settling in and becoming very comfortable! I love the picture of him on your lap and you are both smiling! Oh, and the one where he just got out of the tub; he looks so snuggly! I just want to kiss him! :)

thewonderfulhappens said...

I'm so happy to hear how well things are going right now! I love his chubby cheeks!!