Days seem to run together for us – we have a difficult time remembering what the actual date is and sometimes what day of the week. Our routine is basically unchanged – we rise at 8a.m. have breakfast at 9a.m. and leave to see Patrick at 9:40a.m. we have lunch and maybe walk, journal, or rest in the afternoon and leave to see Calvin at 4:40p.m. Our evenings are usually a time for watching a movie, cooking, reflecting on the day etc. It seems strange not to have weekdays and weekends.
Patrick was fantastic today! He talked most of the time, laughed, and walked all over our little room. It was so adorable! It has been so exciting to see him come out of his shell. He barely cries anymore and for the first time today, he didn’t want to go back to his caregiver. I was on such a high! He is warming up to Andrew which is also very cool to see.
Calvin was a lot happier today…we aren’t sure he was feeling very well yesterday. We bought him a new toy which he really enjoyed. He loves taking things apart, putting them together, and building. He did great with his snack, despite Momma’s worries. :) He is, of course, very adept at cleaning out his palate himself. Today his little tongue was working overtime (it helps him concentrate, you know!) and he was Mr. Drools. We usually put a bib on him to catch it and we were super glad for it today. He is such a sweetie!
Today was another birthday so we had a pitch-in dinner and cake (the first really good baked dessert we’ve had). Dinner was great!! Chili, fajitas, salsa, rice pilaf, chips, watermelon, and cheese were on the menu. We dirtied lots of dishes! Everyone had such a wonderful time!
Tonight we spent time with Josh & Saige, one of the other couples here. We watched a movie and spent time talking about our experience and our children we hope to bring home soon. We really enjoy them. They have pre-court tomorrow and we are thrilled for them!
This is a big week for us. Our 14 days is up on Thursday. Please pray that all will move quickly, efficiently, accurately and well. Each day is another day closer to officially being parents and to coming home!