Thursday, September 17, 2009

Finally photos

Here they are...the long awaited photos...And I've picked two...They show both sides of our new son.

Here is the side we never saw in the orphanage...Happy, squealing with delight, exploring, and trying to figure out all the new things that he is seeing. We think he will be our musical one. He dances/sways to music (played or hummed) and is constantly trying to make different sounds with different objects.

And then there is this otherside of our son. The willful side. The side that throws tantrums when he doesn't get his way...He is NOT even 2 yet! LOL!! Anyway, we are trying to improve his reaction to his dislikes....Like throwing an object in anger is unacceptable. The go sit and start crying and pouting is not working for him either! Here is a photo taken of him after being told no stove...

Plus...we don't really know his signals for his wants and needs. And feeding...at the orphanage they just fed him the set amount...whether he was hungry or not, full or not. So...are we feeding him enough, is he full, is he hungry? We just don't know. He has learned to finger feed little toddler snacks and cookies. I don't think he even got a change to do that. He is liking the sippy cup and is learning to tilt to drink.

We may have made a tactical error which may not be helping his transition any. He sucks his thumb and index finger of his right hand. (We think he may be left handed). We have been trying to stop the sucking and substitue a pacifier. He is NOT happy about this change. But he knows what we want...he is just not happy to comply.

Tomorrow we will be continuing our journey of bringing him home. We have to get visa photos taken (another thing Tatyana didn't do...the list just keeps growing...she also didn't get some papers translated) tomorrow a then he goes for his physical. They may take blood because of the possible HIV infection at birth. I'm sure he is going to LOVE that...Oh Joy! Then CHI takes all our papers to the embassy. They have to get there between 9:30 and 11am in order to get the Visa on Monday to go home. We are going to find out what time the visa is supposed to be ready. If early enough in the am, we may be able to fly home on Monday...but we are not counting on this. American doesn't fly on tuesday that is why we would be coming home on wednesday.

So...at most...6 more days!

10 comments:

jillybean66 said...

Oh my gosh, he is just so stinkin cute!!! He may want to suck that thumb for awhile...as a comfort, once he settles in and feels secure with all that love you will be pooring on him..he may just stop! My little boy only just gave up his favorite blanket and the binky took forever...good luck, and such wonderful news!!!

Lisa L. said...

Oh he is gorgeous. What a beautiful little boy. What a little joy he is going to be. Definitely worth all that work. Congrats!

Xhater said...

Janet, he is so beautiful!! I am sure that everything will work out fine even though it may take time. I am probably almost as excited for you to get home as you are to get there yourself. Can't wait for more photos.

DMB said...

"They may take blood because of the possible HIV infection at birth."

T.M.I. for everyone to see imo... But I know my little pimp nephew is gonna be just fine!!! :) Can't wait until you guys are safe and back in the states! Travel well sis!!!

Deanna said...

aawww...he's so precious, Janet! Hoping only the best for you and your family! Hugs!

cathy said...

He is beautiful. I is wonderful to put his little face with all of your stories. Sucking those fingers/thumb may not be a bad deal(you won't have to worry about him losing them in the middle of the night!) Travel safe and love to you all!

Zoe said...

What a handsome little man! CONGRATULATIONS!

Drea said...

He is just PRECIOUS!! I can tell you are soo happy you could burst!

Congrats on your happiness!!

HUGS,

Drea

Amy Wilges said...

wonderful news and he is so cute (even the sad face, lol)! hope you all get adjusted VERY soon and we start seeing scrappy creations with him in them too! =]

Connie said...

I am so excited for you! Will continue to pray for you all for a quick and easy transition. He is a cutie!!

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