Monday, March 10, 2008
Wow - I've gotten behind! We've been busy. The good news is that while Micah still fights going to sleep, once he sleeps, he will sleep through the night. We're still co-sleeping (Mama sleeps in his room with him) and that seems to be promoting bonding between Mama and son.
Last Friday we made the trek to the north side to hang out with our buddy Sheridan. Sheridan was so excited to play with Micah since Micah slept through their initial meeting. After Sheridan's nap and a quick snack, Sheridan took Micah by the hand and said, "let's play!" Much fun ensued. They boys share a love of Elmo and enjoyed playing with Big Elmo and Singing Elmo. Sharing is tough when you're two, but they did an admirable job of trying.
We had dinner with friends before attending First Fridays. Hal Runkel spoke on Scream Free Parenting. Not scream free children (bummer!), but scream free parents. We were awarded the Scream Free CPR Kit for being the most recent family to return from China. We look forward to implementing these tools to be the best parents we can be for Micah.
As usual it was great to catch up with friends and make new friends among the First Fridays gang. It was surreal being there as a forever family and no longer waiting. It's amazing how the wait has melted from my memory.
We were invited to spend the night with Sheridan and his family. We warned them that we were only sleeping a few hours a night. But Micah chose that night to start sleeping through the night. It was Sheridan who woke us at 4:00 am. "Aunt Karen, Micah night-night?" LOL
Saturday morning allowed the Mamas to go shopping unencumbered while the Babas watched the boys and the pups. We returned home Saturday evening and Micah again slept through the night. Yay! Unfortunately we left our camera, so posting pictures will have to wait. The pictures here are courtesy of Michael.
Editing my post to add the pictures taken with our camera:
Sunday morning we all got up and went to church. Mama rang handbells and the boys watched. Micah was very good during the whole service and even listened to the children's sermon on loving your neighbor.
We're starting to settle in to everyday life as a family of three. Yesterday we even went to the park. Maybe we can do this parenting thing.