Sunday, July 29, 2007

After One Week

I am sorry I have not been blogging. For some reason time seems to be taking a different pace . . .

We have been home a week and a day. Anna has been doing wonderfully overall. She loves to eat and I swear she's chubbying up before my eyes. She's 14 pounds already! The first few days she was up in the night and early in the morning, but we have tried keeping her up later and she has made it through the night a couple times, like 10:00 pm to 7:00 am last night. We had some visitors during the week and Friday took Anna for her doctor's appointment in Portland. She did well performing her tricks for the doctor, such as showing how well she can pee on a table. Twice. The cough she had when we met her is all but gone; her cradle cap is much better; we think she had scabies which we killed, but that has made her itchy and rashy. I hope it clears up soon although I think it's now bothering me more than her. The blood draw was rough, though, especially since they had to try twice to get it. Why, Mommy and Daddy, WHY?!?!

Friday night traffic from Portland was horrible, but we still beat the bus of Young Life kids coming home from camp so we could be there to meet them. I expected certain girls to come running at me and Anna . . . I did not expect ALL OF THEM to swarm and to make such an ear-piercing high-pitched SQUEEEEEEEEAL. Whoa, chicas, back off a little! She lasted a bit but then we had to retreat to the van. Long day for a little girl.


Today she made her debut at church and was so quiet some people didn't even realize we were back there. She chewed her Detroit Lions teether and then fell asleep on Aaron for a while.


But she barely napped the rest of the day and this evening was not a happy camper. I don't know if it was the failed new bottle experiment or what, but I'm sure the neighbors thought we were torturing her. All the bodily functions seem to have returned to normal, though, and hopefully tonight she will be doing a lot of this:

I will start posting on our Ethiopia trip as soon as I finish journaling it, and I'll have more pictures. It's just that a certain girl and Harry Potter have been fighting for my attention!

12 comments:

~Hippie~ said...

Yea
I'll bet that Harry Potter is REAL tough competition.
...
If you're not joking,
You're going to get flamed pretty quick here.
Just putting it on the table...

Josh ~Hippie~

shelly said...
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paige said...

Wendy,

Sounds like a successful first week. Busy, but successful. I'm glad the lovely Anna J is settling in to a sleep pattern. Looking forward to your trip stories.
xo,

shelly said...

precious baby, love the dress

Stacie said...

She's so sweet! Glad to see you home and getting settled. :)

Amy said...

Good job flipping her time zones! Glad all is getting settled. Adorable when they sleep, aren't they?

Jen said...

It's great to hear things are going well. I just finished Harry Potter...glad I did before we get our referral. What competition! Anyway, she is so lovely. I can't wait to hear more about your trip here or on the Yahoo group. Take care and cross your fingers for our referral soon!

Kendra said...

Life is so different with new baby, isn't it? Hope & pray you are all adjusting and enjoying each other.

Love,
Kendra

RMMcDowell said...

Can you even believe it?!

Matt said...

I want dibs on any leftover cake!! What a beauty!

Lind-O

Chuck and Jenny said...

Yay! There's hope for sleeping more in the near future for us! :) Glad you all are adjusting well!

paige said...

Maybe just a leetle update when you get a minute--sleep is for wimps--surely you can go without a bit to satisfy your readers.

Hope all is well!