Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Settled

I'm typing one-handed so please forgive any mistakes. :) We are doing well! We are settled into the home of a lovely family who will be taking care of us for most of the rest of our time here. Ty is wonderful and very sleepy. I'm afraid he may have his nights and days mixed up - he has slept most all of the day today. Oh well. He's beautiful and I just can't get enough of him. :) If you haven't received an e-mail, I'm so sorry. I've been trying to get them out to everyone but it may take me a couple of days. Our internet access may be a little less frequent but I will try to keep up! Thank you for the prayers - we are so touched and encouraged. Please don't stop! We still have some time that the birthmom could change her mind and we still have time for the adoption to be final. The past few days have been incredibly emotional and I think we are both exhausted. We are so thankful for the wonderful nurses at the hospital - saying goodbye today was tough (even though we were ready to go!). As we adjust to a newborn's schedule, we would really appreciate your prayers. We want to take the best care of him that we possibly can! He is a blessing. More tomorrow.

11 comments:

darrint said...

When I am up with my 2 am insomnia, because of pregnancy, I will be thinking of you. :). So glad you are getting settled. We will keep you in our prayers.

Micah said...

I've been out all day and just now catching up on everything. Ty is absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to hold him =). I'm so thankful that you are out of the hospital and one step closer to being home with your beautiful baby boy. I know you miss your "big boys" too... Hope you're holding up okay!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear that you are in a family's home. What a blessing. I've been thinking how difficult it would be for you to spend these days in a hotel room. I hope the process moves quickly from here!

Angie

Anonymous said...

Love to you all,
I am trying to see if I can respond to your message. I had no success in previous times. I am so happy for you. I know what an emotional time it is. God will be with you. I have said so many prayers for you since you left, I feel like God might be saying "Not you again." Believe me, you have constantly been in my prayers and thoughts. Ty is a great name for that sweet little fellow. I had not voted, but I had a feeling that might be your choice. I was unable to get the picture from the E-Mail due to my computer, but your Dad has promised to make a paper copy and send one to me in the mail. I am so anxious. I am excited. Hopefully, all will go well and you'll be home soon. Calvin and Patrick will be happy to love you. They are such fun! Just know I'll
keep praying, and send lots of love.
Love each of you,
Grandma Judd

Monica said...

God is so very good. I'm sure Ty is going to know more love in the next few days that he will know what to do with:) Like my mom would say, "You're going to make that baby sore from lovin' him so much!" What a perfect problem to have- that's what I say.

Catherine said...

Probably more experienced mothers have already weighed in on this, but I've found that the quickest way to break that night/day confusion is to actually wake the baby up pretty regularly during the day to feed him - maybe even more frequently than 3 hours if it seems like he's up all night, and then do something active with him right after you feed and burp him, even if it's just changing the diaper and talking to him or something so he's not just falling asleep eating during the day...

That's just a thought - again, I'm no expert - I have one good sleeper and one iffy sleeper, a lot of it seems temperament based.

I'm also glad to hear y'all are staying with people now and not in a hotel, that's a blessing! Can't wait to meet Ty!

Paula said...

One step closer to being home!

Merrilee said...

Oh, Alaina, I"m so happy for you. And I will totally keep praying for you!!!

Chris and Gretchen said...

Welcome to the ranks of one handed typers and 4 am blog checks.:)

Asa was mixed up too with his nights. It took until now for him to get settled. So happy for you!

zheuzhyk said...

We're so glad that you're in a home and have your little guy with you. We'll be praying for all the adjustments ahead. It helps to know that he doesn't have days or nights yet, but it'll come! At least I always heard that it's several weeks before the sleep hormone (melatonin) is released normally, like for the rest of us.

jennie said...

The other thing to remember is that newborns sleep 16-20 hours a day. It seems like a lot, but this is what there little bodies require.
BTW how did last night go?