Thursday, March 06, 2008

Home 5 Days!


We've been home five days! Can you believe it? We didn't really take pictures at our homecoming, but Michael posted a nice recap of our grand arrival at the airport (with pictures). Go here to see them.

Sleep continues to be an issue. Micah goes to sleep with a little encouragement, but wakes up a few hours later and cries for 4-5 hours until he finally goes back to sleep. This is hurting mama and baba more than it seems to be hurting Micah. Yesterday we decided we needed some semblance of a normal life and went out to lunch at Chik-Fil-A and then shopping at Target. He slept a little better last night so I think it helped. Here's a picture of our little crew after we finally fell asleep! (Notice he still sleeps with his shoes on.)

Micah had his first doctor's appointment today. He seems healthy, but had to get two shots and a fingerstick. Ouch! He didn't like it much, but seems to have bounced back. He fussed through his nap time and we took a long walk around the neighborhood this afternoon so I'm hoping for better sleep tonight.

Here are a few shots from our first days at home.

6 comments:

Valeri said...

I promise you that things will get better!!! It took about two weeks for us to get our bodies regulated back on American time.

The Straight's said...

What an awesome SMILE!! Great pics that make me want to finally meet that little guy soon. Hope to see you tomorrow night. Yes, the nights are the toughest for our children who have been through such a dramatic life altering event. He misses his foster family and that is a good thing for future attachment to his forever family. But yes it is very tough to get used to the sparadic sleeping patterns. You will be happy to hear that it gets better and better each week. Oh and if no one has told you yet, your last solid night sleep is behind you. Moms never sleep once there babies arrive :) Don't worry you will get used to it.

Julie said...

I'm so glad to see that you are home at last! The sleep thing is rough but after a couple of weeks he should get better. If you are able to get outside during the day, that will help his body clock to adjust. Congratulations Ladman's!

amy said...

Yeah for the Ladmans..Thanks for posting pics..

Miss and love all of yall!

Ron said...

Welcome home! Things will get better. It took us a few weeks to get Jensen adjusted to his new life and after that, he was fine.

Love Micah's hat!

Donna said...

Oh girl, I didn't realize his sleeping was so disturbed, I'm praying that that improves NOW so that you can get some sleep. Everything is better with sleep...