Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Time goes too quickly

Jackson woke up this morning at 5am to start the day. He actually slept through the night other than waking up once around 10pm, and quickly falling back asleep. His naps are much shorter than they were at one time, 1 hr in the morning and 40 minutes in the afternoon, but given a choice - we would choose sleeping through the night.

Since he isn't on the chart for his age on weight, we attempted to increase his food intake today. 3 diaper blowouts later, and I think we were successful. I sometimes wonder that more comes out than goes in?!?

He was still cranky today, not sure if this residual effects of the inoculations or if he was just cranky. Tomorrow we take in three days of stool samples (ahhh, the joys of parenthood), and they will also read his TB results. His arm looks good, so hopefully all is well with that.

I have kept the washer/dryer super busy since we have arrived home. How can a family of 3 make so much dirty laundry? I have no idea how a family of 4 or more do it! Not sure how we will keep up when we go back to work, but just like most families - we will make it.

As far as the never ending paperwork I contacted an Attorney that is familiar with re-adoption in our state. We were referred to him by a local family that used him as well to re-adopt their son, and they were happy with him. Anyway, he was low on personality, but is familiar with the process so that works for us. We need to wait 6 months from our adoption date to file for the adoption due to how the courts work in our state. Looks like we will be putting this on our to do list for late April.

We have yet to apply for a SS#, I have to admit I am a bit confused on how and when to do this. I have heard so many different things, we aren't sure what to do. I emailed our agency a couple days back and again today for direction but no response. This will have to wait another day!


  1. Our SS cards, and US Certificate of Citizenship both just showed up in the mail. SS 2 weeks ago, US Cert last week. Didn't apply for either : )

  2. Love the bath pics! Know exactly what you mean about the washer/dryer going constantly. A family of five makes a lot of laundry! Paperwork - well I want to boycott but I can't so just remember we are in this thing together!

    Miss you guys loads!

  3. Ha ha!! Such cute bath pics!! Love the mohawk!!! He is so cute!!!

  4. Oh my, oh my!! He is absolutely adorable...congratulations and welcome home! I need to read further back to catch up on things with you all -- but I must say, he is gorgeous!! Have fun! :)

  5. Did you get an answer to the SS question? In CT, we just had to bring in the boys citizenship paperwork, adoption decree and passports for us to the local SS office. They took it and returned it all in two weeks with the new card.

    None of our kids are readopted yet. :) Maybe some day when I get it together, LOL!