Lucky us

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Sleeping…again

This is not becoming a baby blog, I promise.

As in the photo above, he spends a lot of time sleeping, recovering from jet lag and oodles of new experiences that have obviously tuckered him out. And, truly, I haven’t had the energy to take photos during our play sessions at 4:00 AM. It’s my aim, though, to share his funny little smile with everyone. It’s irresistible.

We’re so lucky, really. When you adopt, you have to be prepared. You have no idea how each child will handle the changes that take place in such a situation…being separated from the birth mother, from the caregivers at the orphanage, and mostly from the close bond with the foster mother. It can be pretty traumatic. You’re educated about the potential for adjustment difficulties and bonding issues. You’re told that you may not feel like a parent for quite some time after your child comes home. You’re enouraged to read books and articles about how to handle the challenges that adoption brings. I thought I was as prepared as I could be for those things.

What I wasn’t prepared for was how open and loving this little baby was going to be. He snuggled his head into my neck the moment they put him in my arms. I just melted. As I do every time he grins at me. Or every time he laughs. And especially the other morning when I came downstairs after Scott had spent many hours bonding with him. When he turned and saw me…he reached for me. I thought I was going to burst into tears.

I’ve felt like a mother from the first second I laid eyes on him. I know Scott feels the same way about fatherhood. Yep. We’re lucky.

5 thoughts on “Lucky us”

  1. Hey Lori,

    yup, I’m a little late – while my week definately wasn’t as eventful as yours it still was a busy one. Nevertheless I wanted to wish you and your husband all the best with your newly arived baby. I am very happy for you that things went so well and hope that you’re going to spent a healty and prosperous life together.

    Take good care of the boy and share the wealth once in a while with your fellow readers, ok? 🙂

    best wishes from germany

  2. I’m so glad to hear that things are going well. I knew they would, because you are easy to love!(don’t take that the wrong way..cough)

  3. Lewe: Thanks so much…you can certainly count on plenty of pics of him. It’s way too hard to resist.

    Patti: Awwww…you are such a sweetie! And a great ego-booster!

  4. I got goose bumps reading your site today! When are you going to post a pic of little Devin’s face? Or do we have to visit to see that;) He is absolutely gorgeous.
    Gail.

  5. I got to have two grandma days since Logan was born. I just love to hug those little guys. You will never be able to post too many pics of your little guy for me!
    Lynne

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