Wow. I haven’t posted in a week. I felt a little swamped last week and felt that the house was in shambles…so I took a few days to get things in order. We still have a long way to go. It’s hard to find a place for everything. I feel like everything has snowballed since Thanksgiving–and I hit the breaking point last week….I can take the mess no longer. I started to unwrap the many gifts that the children have received….and started to find a home for them. This is no easy task–we are already outgrowing our house.
We haven’t completed our year end newsletter–and I haven’t finished shopping for family….looks like it is gift cards this year 🙂 I haven’t even made Myer’s birth announcements. With all this said, I know that some things will be left undone while we travel to Kentucky. We will be gone until the New Year once we load up the car tomorrow…and there are so many last minute details to wrap up before we leave.
Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas! After that long tangent above, I leave you with some pics…these are Myer’s 7 week pics that I never got around to posting last week. He was enjoying watching mommy fold laundry in these pics….enjoying it a little too much–so I had to get the camera 🙂
Hopefully, I’ll have a Christmas post from KY…with his 8 week pics.
Over the weekend, I was able to do a little Christmas shopping–I’ll still need to finish up sometime this week. On Sunday, we went to the church Christmas Dinner for the first time since we’ve lived here (5 1/2 years)! We had a good time and Myer got dressed up for the occasion (although he slept through the whole thing!)
Myer is getting stronger everyday. He’s feeling a little better (finally)–still a little stuffy–but that doesn’t keep him down. He’s starting to “play” a little more and is looking around more during “tummy time”.
And as you can see, Roper still does his part to take care of Myer.
Myer received more gifts today…so did “M” and “A”. Here he is modeling his new Soothe and Glow Seahorse and then his new handmade taggie blanket from Jeannie (wife of Seth’s coworker). No pictures with his eyes open today…he was a sleepy baby.
We had our wonderful shower this weekend. I will post pics later (I need to get some). We were really blessed. Myer had a short visit with Grandma (she was in for the shower) and is still congested. I have another call out to the doctor. He’s not really coughing a lot or anything, just sounds really congested when he’s eating…for the most part. I’m not sure the saline drops and suctioning are doing much good after a week. Maybe when the doctor calls in the next hour or so…she’ll have another suggestion.
Myer has really started to like his bouncer seat and monkey gym. I’ve started to give him a little more “tummy time”. He doesn’t seem to mind it….and he’s getting really strong. He remains a content baby and continues to bring us much joy!
Our new court date is January 15. We’ve went from bummed to super-bummed. It seems so far away. So maybe we’ll travel mid-February and will no longer need the waiver, then our trip will be shortened by a week! We also get to spend more time with Myer before travel.
Myer is still sick. I’ve called the pediatrician again today to see if there is something else we can do for him.
We still haven’t heard anything about our case in Ethiopia. I thought I would have some more news to share by now. Honestly, it’s been a rough week. We haven’t had a ton of low points with our Ethiopian adoption, but the news last week was really hard to take: that we will have to wait longer to get this letter. Don’t get me wrong, I’m really excited that the letter is in hand (in less than a week) but I just wish we (and the other adoptive family) did not have to go through this. We just really want them here. We feel extremely blessed to have more time with Myer before we leave, but we really want “M” and “A” here so they can also love on their little brother. There’s really no other way to put it: we just want them here more than anything. I’d like to hear “M” sing and hear her laughter first hand…and I’d like to be the one that “A” is hiding behind as his picture is being taken by some stranger. I guess I could go on and on. I’m just venting and trying to pick myself back up from this long week.
We’re really excited for our shower/celebration tomorrow evening! Thanks to Diane and Emily for all the work I know you’ve put into it already. We are grateful.
Hopefully, more news to come regarding our case….I’ll keep you posted.
We are all sick here. It is no fun…I didn’t think I’d make it today. I was so tired (and sick), Myer wasn’t sleeping and I could barely hold my head up. I was relieved when he finally fell asleep this afternoon and Seth arrived home from work early. Today would have been a good day to have family nearby.
We also just received pics of “M” and “A”. Even a picture of them together. We are so thankful for these. Hoping to hear more on Friday.
Off to take meds….