Tonight will be two weeks that we have been home from China and it is hard to believe that she has only been with us such a short time. I still look back at those first photos of her and marvel at how much she has changed already.
She is doing better than I expected her to do based on what we saw those first days in China. She transitioned pretty quickly and is really getting to know and trust everyone in our family.
She is such a GOOD little eater and will try just about everything we give her. We are slowly trying to back off the amount of bottles she drinks throughout the day and we have introduced the sippy cup.
Our pediatrician called last night with Reagan’s test results and said that everything looked good, there were no parasites, which is what we were afraid of based on the conditions in China, namely the water. She did have two viral infections that showed in the testing, but they have cleared on their own because the “tummy issues” have stopped.
One of the things that I am most excited about is her sleeping patterns. She is already sleeping through the night. She was AWESOME in China. She went to bed like clock work every night around 8pm and slept through until 6am. When we got home of course we were both still on China time and the sleeping patterns were very off. She finally got back to the same sleep schedule she was on in China and is going to bed around 8pm and sleeping until 6am. I wish I could say the same for myself….. I am still waking up in the wee hours of the morning.
Reagan and Sarah are becoming fast friends and enjoy many hours playing on the family room floor amongst the many toys we have saved over the years awaiting her arrival.
A few people have asked if I am back to work. I am on a leave right now and still have a few more weeks to just get to know our girl and spend quality time with my family.
I am thoroughly enjoying my carefree life right now. I know it won’t last forever so I am trying to make the most out of the time I have left and I am trying to capture and document all the little things that we are experiencing with this new bundle of joy in our lives.
For the past year, I have been so focused on taking and setting up “The perfectly composed shot” or finding new locations to take the kids for pictures, that I have missed a lot of “Everyday Life” opportunities. I have been keeping my camera out and within reach at all times and have found new joy in just capturing the little things that I will want to remember forever.
Something tells me you are all going to get sick of seeing photos of the girls. I am embarrassed to tell you how many pictures I have taken this week alone. It’s A LOT!
Nick came home from school the other day and saw the download of pictures taking place and said that he was glad he was in school all day and not at home with the camera aimed at him:)
Okay, gotta run but just wanted to give a quick update to everyone. I am happy to say that we are finally starting to find our groove around here.
I am so humbled and touched by all the support and encouragement through comments and emails from this little community! I can’t thank you all enough and as soon as things slow down a bit, I will be around to reciprocate.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend~