Monday, March 22, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
For seven year he has had NO language other than gestures. He will finally have a language to learn and will understand! He is ready and willing to learn. We will learn right along side him but something tells me he is going to fly past us in no time.
Thank you Lord for our sweet, sweet son!
Please continue to follow our family blog as we are now finish blogging here. :) Thanks for following our journey to China!
Monday, March 15, 2010
Things here have been going very well. Evan has adjusted better than we could have ever asked for. The Lord has blessed us with one special little boy from China! He has welcomed us into his life with smiles on his face.
Evan loves to make silly faces. You may have nocticed in some of our pictures he crosses his eyes. He loves to do this when we take his pictures and will sometimes stick his tongue out to the side of his mouth. He cracks up if you do it back to him. You might notice that Evans little lips automatically turn down so if he is the least bit upset it is sometimes hard to tell. When he does not want to do something he does this little full body dance/fit. He has silent tears which makes even harder to tell when he is upset. He has only cried a handful of times.
We have no bathroom problems. Well we have to tell him to go at times but other than that no problems. He did spit a couple of times but when he saw that we disapproved of that he has since stopped. He was a bit rough physically the first week with us but he is MUCH better now. He is learning to chew his food with his mouth closed. The only thing we really have had to get on him about is blaming others.
I may have mentioned this before but he does not feel the need to eat everything on his plate. If he does not like the food he will tell us. He does try all new foods though. He is not a picky eater. This past week we did bring him to Chinese twice though. He was in heaven! After we were all done and I was putting my jacket on he wrapped his arms around my waste and gave me a big hug. I think he liked his lunch.
I will post about his hearing test on both sites tomorrow but after that we will posting over on our family blog. Thanks for following along! :)
Friday, March 12, 2010
First let us apologize for not posting sooner since we have been home. As those who have traveled know it is an adjustment to make once you return. We are finally catching up with our sleep and getting back into our normal routine. It has been a bit easier this time as we don't have to get up with a crying baby in the middle of the night.
First let's go back to our time in before we came home. I wish I could say that the area was as gorgeous as we expected it to be but we got in around 8:30PM and our flight was for 11AM the next morning. We did not get to see much at all. We had hoped to take a taxi and explore a little the night before but we were so tired we just stayed in the hotel and ate some snacks at the hotel restaurant. We knew that had a different currency conversion rate but were unsure what it was. We were surprised to find out afterwards that our burgers and drinks ended up costing $145 USD. Our flight was very bumpy for the first 7 hours or so and then very smooth the next 8 hours. Sitting on the plane before it took off we had a big child behind us who had a lap pass that keep putting their foot over our seats and hitting us in the head. We thought for sure this was going to be an even longer flight than we had hoped for but it did get better. We literally had to sprint in Chicago and have a lot of things happen just right in order to catch our connecting flight but we made it just in time to board the plane. We joked that we doubted those working at the airport were going to sprint to make sure our luggage also made the flight so it was not a huge surprise when they turned off the luggage belt when we got home and our luggage was not there. It did arrive the next morning with no problems.
Our fist week home has been totally awesome and a huge answer to prayer. Evan seems happy to be apart of our family and the kids just love him to pieces. He had his first Dr. visit with our family doctor and everything looks really good. He weighs 60lbs and is 48in tall. He is wearing size 7 pants and 6/7 shirts.
We showed the video of the tick that Evan seems to have when he is resting to the doctor and he did not seem overly concerned about since he seems to be doing so well with everything else. We will ask the cleft team about it as well just to see if they have anything additional to say but we don’t foresee this as being anything we need to worry about at this time. Evan’s appt with the hearing doctor is next week. We do believe that he has some hearing in his left ear but doubt he has any in the right.
We've been busy filling out paperwork for two different schools (local school and the deaf school), doctors, post adoption stuff, soccer and Half the Sky. Oh, we've not blogged so you wouldn't know that we signed Evan up to play soccer! I've actually signed up to be assistance coach! LOL That should be interesting. You didn't think I'd just leave him there though did you!?!?
There are a couple more post that I want to make here but I am going to start blogging on our main blog as well.