They say you learn something new every day. "Something" as in one thing a day. Not plural! Apparently "they" never adopted a child as we have found that you learn several new things every day. Michelle and I have been learning a lot about attachment lately. While we educate ourselves about attachment, it's just as important that we educate those close to us about the subject as we'll need help to stay on task with this ultra-important phase of our family development.
Here is a little lesson from someone much more knowledgeable than I on this topic.
Stick close to home and avoid the revolving door of visitors until the baby has had time to adjust and learn who his parents are. Remember, you are strangers to this baby. He has not been waiting a long time for you. When the time comes to introduce the baby to family and friends, it is best to limit holding to Mother and Father.
More to come on this topic.....