Friday, January 1, 2010

New Beginnings

I promised myself that I would post again starting on New Year's Day, and here it is, 9 p.m. and I'm pretty tired. AND I just got this cool new NetBook but darn it, the keyboard is so small, I am filling the screen with typos (that of course I am fixing before I hit "publish).

Sooo, I am going to keep this short. Longer post soon--the next one will be all about our incredible airport experience. What a powerful, emotional day! Absolutely overwhelming, in a good way (except that I think all that anxiety and adrenaline got me sick--I had a bad cold and then bronchitis from airport day [12/14] till last week!).

Matthew is doing great, in so many ways. Sleeping 12 hours/night. Napping willingly and for about 2.5 hours a pop. Eating like a champ. He transitioned so well, even our caseworker is telling us to make sure we are counting our blessings, b/c it usually doesn't go this smoothly! These days, he's into blowing raspberries and seems to enjoy the saliva dripping down his chin and the sounds his silly little lips make. He said "B" the other day (just once)! (Swooning with motherly pride!) And he just learned to kinda sorta "wave" to us (it's more of a limp throwing of the arm into the air, but hey, I think it counts as a wave, don't you?). He was holding the bottle on his own in Korea but we didn't see it until a few days ago...we just got him doing that again (regressing is common in this situation). Same thing with picking up Cheerios and putting them in his mouth (just started doing that a few days ago--before I was putting them in his mouth). He slaps his hand down on the {highchair tray, coffee table, whatever is in front of him} when he's happy.

There's so much to say, it's kind of overwhelming. I am going to sign off and go and think about how to put all my thoughts into the (albeit limiting) space of a blog posting. There's so much in my head, it's racing around all chaotic. But I'll get it organized and spit it out soon, in a coherent post that will no doubt make more sense than this one does!

Love you all and thanks for being there, following my blog, and checking in from time to time. Motherhood has already been an amazing, humbling, mysterious, delightful, delicious experience!


Joanne said...

Glad to hear all is going well! I was anxiously awaiting a first post after airport day and eager to hear more. I'm so happy for you!

Susan said...

Thanks so much for the post! I have been thinking of you and hoping that all is well. So happy for you and I greatly enjoyed the update!