Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A really good day.

Sometimes my posts are all about the trying times so today I want to post a happy one. Yesterday was a really really fun day with Noah Tamirat. From 1:30am to 7am he slept without waking up. Yes 5 1/2 hours of uninterrupted sleep we have NEVER gotten that before and i'm sure we won't get it again soon but it was awesome. He was very cute and cuddly all morning, the kind of morning that makes daddy hate to leave for work.

We had a delightfully messy breakfast which included his first graham crackers. This was followed up with a bottle and a two hour nap.

We played peek a boo with the blanket He really enjoyed this game. He ate lunch and took an afternoon nap of about an hour and a half.

Mommom had to peek in on her sleeping angel. You can't tell really well in this picture but he was holding the handle of his photo album as he slept. This is the photo album we sent to Ethiopia for him and it was always in his crib. Now it stays in his crib at home.

And this is what I found when I went to get him out of his crib after nap time. He had been sitting looking at his photo album and he got up with a huge smile when he saw me.
I think I need to lower my expectations of Noah Tamirat when things seem to be going badly. I need to remember that although he is 13 months old he has only been with us for 3 months and things are probable going alot better then we think they are. Its always nice when people comment on how well he seems to be adjusting and how happy he looks. I think sometimes we get lost in what we think should be happening and we miss out on how well we are doing as a family.


Tisha said...

I think you guys are doing great. I can't believe it has already been 3! He is such a cutie. :)

Kelly said...

That does sound like a wonderful day - and he certainly looks very happy in those photos! It sounds to me like you are doing great. You are right to remind yourself that he has only been home for three months. Hopefully you'll have a lifetime of more days like this one ahead of you!

The Hull's at #4 said...

Noah looks happy as a cricket! Such a good post!

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

I know you will have such a different perspective in just a few more months! He is just so beautiful, and you are doing amazing. Just know that.

Mandy said...

I think you guys are doing great! And, I know one thing for sure - the boy likes his graham crackers!

Maria and Family said...

You ARE doing great ! My future son in law looks quite happy and healthy :) love the 5 hrs sleeping !! I am totally jealous ;)