One week ago today we were on our way home. Our life is fuller and busier that we could have imagined. What a blessing Noah is to our family.
The first few nights were pretty rough. Both boys woke up repeatedly and Mama, especially, got very little sleep. Micah developed a fever which lasted throughout the weekend. No other symptoms, just a high temperature that left him tired and cranky. Combined with jealously over his new brother, Micah wasn't much fun to be around.
Noah had a rough time sleeping for the first couple of nights. He would wake up and just cry until Mama stood and rocked him back to sleep. Micah had night terrors almost every night which are just heartbreaking to watch.
But it has gotten better. The last two nights Noah has only woken once. Micah sleeps in his own bed until he wakes around 4am when he climbed into Mama and Baba's bed and slept until morning. We can live this way!
Noah is adjusting well to his surroundings. He loves the slide in the back yard. He can walk, run, climb a stair or two. He eats like a football player. We do have to watch him as choice food gets squirreled into his cheeks to save for later. He loves to play with Tupperware and Rubbermaid bowls. His favorite toys are the Elmo remote control, Happy Goat cell phone (from China), Mama's hand-held Solitaire game and whatever Micah is playing with. He has said "Mama," something that sounds like "Baba," and "Lao Lao." He waves bye-bye and signed "more" once when he wanted more bananas.
Micah has struggled with jet lag and being jealous of Noah. He covets Mama's attention, wanting Mama to feed him at dinner. He went back to school Tuesday which seems to be helping some. We're trying to show him some special attention each day so he doesn't feel replaced.
Lao Lao and Lao Ye (Grandma and Grandpa) had a great time visiting with their grandsons. I know they waited a long time to be grandparents and they are really enjoying it!