Monday, October 29, 2012

One week home

Kefyalew has been home a week.  Wow, what a fun and exhausting week.  The first two days were really hard.  We were all exhausted from the long flights home and adjusting off of Ethiopian time.  For the most part Kefyalew is really happy.  Night times and sleeping are our hardest issue right now.  The first night home he cried deep heart wrenching sobs.  The second night he slept if he was on my chest and by the third night he would sleep if he was snuggled next to us in bed.  At this time he is sleeping his best if he co-sleeps with us.  We figure he is processing a lot of grief while he sleeps.

He adores his brother and sister and they adore him.  The poor guy is probably overwhelmed by how much love he receives. :)  He transitioned over to our formula with little issues but is still trying to decide if he likes our solid food.  We have jumped right into the kids' schedule and activities hoping it will help us transition him over to our time schedule.  So far he has been handling it really well.  His biggest complaint is the car seat.

We are so thankful that my Mom is able to stay with us.  Having an extra hand has been a huge blessing.  She's taken him early in the morning so Russ and I can catch up on some much needed sleep.  At this time we have not seen any signs that it is negatively impacting our attachment with Kef.

Kef can: Sit up, roll over, now stand up on his legs when we hold him, jump like a crazy man in his jump-a-roo and has pretty good hand eye coordination.  He can say da da and Russ taught him to blow raspberries.  It is amazing how much progress he has made in a week.

1 comment:

  1. Love the update!!! Glad everyone is home safe and sound and adjusting. Looking back at our first month home, it's a blur because of the sleep deprivation. :) Glad your mom is there to help you get some rest. Hugs and love!