Thursday, November 7, 2013

One week

I swear that somehow when you become a parent, you move into this vortex of time where it just flies by without you even knowing it.  I can't believe that we have been home an entire week already!!  Could be the fact that at least for the first couple of days I was in a bit of a daze from jetlag, but truly, I was pretty lucky there.  I've heard it takes about two weeks, but I felt better in about two days.  I may be the exception though too since our girl likes to sleep, and mommy is just fine with that!!

We are starting to settle into our new "normal"....yes, I realize we will never be normal, but you know what I mean!  I can't say it's not a little hard to give up my quiet days and to have to constantly have someone following behind me, but when I see her face with that scrunched up smile, it makes it just a bit more tolerable :)
Girl loves some noodles!!

I keep telling Jeremy that we must have hit some sort of adoption jackpot.  Lainey has transitioned to our family better than we ever expected.  She has gotten over the dog thing really quickly, and she will even pet them now!  She's sleeping well in her own crib in her own room, and she's loving all of the new foods she's having!  We have had several sweet friends bring us dinner this week, and she has really loved all of it, which is such a blessing.  She's already managed to sit through hours of tae kwon do with the boys, and tonight was even yelling and dancing with Gavin and the demo team during practice.  I don't know how we hit the lottery, but I'm just going to sit back and say thank you. 
Lots of pink around here now!

I'm also trying to adjust to being a stay home mom, which is very difficult for me.  I tend to keep busy (I know, that may be a bit of an understatement), and normally have full time work, grad school, the two kids, adoption, and then throw in there being pregnant here and there....and now I have, well, nothing except taking care of kids!  Don't get me wrong, I love being able to spend time with my kids, but I can see already that I have a strong potential for becoming a very lazy mommy.  So, I will have to come up with some projects for sure!  I have about 10 dresses waiting for me, so that will be the first order of business next week.  Maybe I  can teach Lainey to sew and she can be my tiny little helper!
Oh already!

On another note, I had someone tonight tell me that he thought he had been feeling the "call" to adopt for a little while now, and that seeing us made him think about it more.  He didn't know if his wife was also feeling it, but I can't tell you how happy it makes me to think that someone else that we know may take this path.  It isn't something that everyone can do, but for those that feel that call and that pull, I can tell you that the rewards are far greater than the trouble to get here.  Much like a difficult pregnancy where you instantly forget everything as soon as you hold that sweet baby, all of the paperwork and waiting dissolves the first time she smiles, looks up, and calls you "mama".
Doesn't get much better :)

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