Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Madly in love

Little carrot is three weeks old today and did not waste any time completely stealing our hearts! It is so amazing how perfectly we have all been settling into our new family of four. Most importantly, pea has been handling this HUGE change remarkably well. It probably helps that carrot is not trying to take his toys, yet!

So far, carrot is a very calm baby though I keep waiting for that to change...he rarely fusses or screams, only when he is ready to eat or when his pacifier falls out of his mouth (grrr!). Of course, the biggest question EVERYONE asks is if we are getting any sleep! Honestly, I can't really complain. He wakes up about every 3 hours and goes right back to sleep after his bottle. We have only had one really bad night in which he was up every hour so we count ourselves lucky. But, I realize it can all change very quickly! 

We are doing great. Honestly! Surprisingly great. I really expected to have some rough transition issues, but that hasn't happened...yet. :) So, we are enjoying every bit of this new little love in our life and I am especially enjoying this time off of work. Initially, I had this crazy idea that I was going to get all kinds of things done around the house, little projects, organizing, etc, etc. Silly me. What was I thinking? So, instead, I decided to only send pea to school 2 days/week and spend the other 3 days with both my boys...doing whatever we please.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Life is Rough

Snoozin' on the couch. He looks big in the pictures, but he is itty bitty.


OH! He is awake!!! Carrot is more and more awake now and actually enjoyed playing with some toys.

And...back to snoozin'. Playing is hard work!

Friday, January 14, 2011

FFF - Hibernation

This weeks FFF theme is hibernation. Aside from the recent winter storms, we have an even better reason to hibernate...bonding with little carrot!

Jason and I have been off together this week and I have the next 12 weeks off work to do a lot of hibernating...and snuggling...cuddling...cooing...

Carrot has been sleeping A LOT...like almost 24/7. But, each day he keeps those little peepers open longer and longer and it is so fun to watch his eyes literally open wider and wider each day.
 Snug as a bug
 My favorite boys. My heart just swoons looking at this picture. I think I am the luckiest gal around.:)
 Me and my boys. I just LOVE saying that!

Life is so good right now! We are madly, madly in love with the new little man in our lives. Pea is handling this huge change very well, though he is definitely still trying to figure this all out. For the first couple of days, he primarily ignored carrot and went about his business playing as usually. Though, he always let us know if carrot was crying. He gets very concerned when carrot cries. He also told me that it made him a little "nervous" to get too close to carrot since carrot is so small. There were also a couple times when we were all leaving the house and pea said "is he coming with us?" But, pea has started to come around more the last couple of days and has initiated wanting to feed carrot and he has been talking to him more. It takes time, but he's getting there.

Overall, we are doing great! I feel so blessed.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Another Miracle!!

On Saturday, January 8th, we were blessed with another son and a little brother for pea!! Zander, aka little carrot, was born on January 4th. He was a healthy 7lbs 7oz and 21" long.
We received the call about carrot on Thursday afternoon (1/6/11) and he was placed with us less than 36 hours later. Needless to say, it was quite a whirlwind and so exciting!

Initally, carrot's birth mother was not interested in meeting us and did not even have any intention of looking at our profile. By, Friday evening, however, she had a change of heart and we were so incredibly lucky to be able to meet her on Saturday. We spent a couple of hours together getting to know one another, cooing over carrot, hugging and crying, and discussing the future of our relationship. What started out as a potentially closed adoption quickly evolved into a open arrangement and we could not be any happier. What an amazing gift.

We knew we could potentially have a very quick placement, but...WOW...it was fast and so surreal! All the way home, we kept looking at carrot in complete disbelief that this precious, perfect little boy was our son! Just awesome. We are truly blessed

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Christmas Day!

Christmas was super fun this year! Pea was so excited during the whole holiday season and we kept ourselves busy with lots of activities: lights at the zoo, Christmas crafts, baking cookies, watching lots of Christmas shows, and spending time with friends and family. It always seems to be crazy busy and goes by so fast, but we had fun.

Pea was also super spoiled this year. Yes, I admit. He was spoiled rotten. Santa must have thought he had been extra good this year. ;)

The calm before the storm

His very own "READY!!!" AKA...tape measure. For some reason unknown to us, pea named the tape measure "ready" and is obsessed with it!

The one gift pea REALLY, REALLY, REALLY wanted. Santa came through!

And...mass chaos. Pea also added to his Geotrax collection and it has officially taken over our house. Isn't this ridiculous?!?! But, it has already provided hours and hours of fun!