Thursday, April 29, 2010

Six Months!

It's so hard to believe that it was just six months ago today that we returned home from Russia with Jack. The six months leading up to our court date seemed to last forever while the six months we have been home have flown by.

So half a year ago Jack stepped into a world that most likely scared him to death. Now he owns this place and Michelle and I are just happy to be living in his world. Happy Six Months little guy!

We had our six month check-up with the pediatrician yesterday. Everything checks out fine, and the doctor is very happy with his progression in all areas, though the doctor commented on Jack's anxiety (he freaks out at doctors offices) by saying: "don't worry, we see this with 'normal' kids too...you know, biological kids". Doc, we expected more from you in that department... But, thanks for the reminder that we will always have these types of comments in our lives and that we need to prepare ourselves for our responses now so that when Jack is old enough to understand what is being said we can diffuse the situation.

The video below is of Michelle getting home from work the other day. We all get a little excited when she gets home! Hope you enjoy it. We sure have enjoyed watching Jack bloom over the last 6 months!




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12 comments:

  1. That is just the cutest video! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this video, his excitement made me tear up. I look forward to the day when our little girl will respond like this. Hats off to you both for the love and care that you have given to Jack and Hats off to Jack for making his parents the happiest in the world.

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  3. That was the sweetest thing I have seen in a long time!!! Jack was so excited when Michelle's car pulled into the driveway!!! I wipe the tears away as I type this. Thank you for sharing it!! Happy 6 months home! It sure does feel great doesn't it? As far as the doctor goes, you are right, we are going to have to just "grin and bear it" like they say. So super happy for you guys! Can't believe it has been six onths since we were in Vlad. We need to make plans to see eachother soon!!!!

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  4. Oh my gosh.........that is soooo sweet!!! Dogs knocking Jack down to get to Mommy too!!! That happens around here too!!! Little disappointed about doc saying that but guess we all just need to let it go in one ear and out the other as we do with the rest of the ignorant people in this world who talk before they think!!!!

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  5. Congratulations on 6 months!!! And that video was the cutest! Such excitement from Jack and your doggies! What a great thing to come home to.

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  6. OMG I love it!!! How great to have captured that.....I have tears, so sweet :o)

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  7. WOW! Michelle is pretty popular, isn't she! Does Jack (or the dogs) do that when you come home?

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  8. So sweet to see Jack so responsive! We have similar happiness and joy when daddy comes home . . . complete with dogs knocking over kids! Congrats!

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  9. I love this video! I could watch it over and over.

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  10. What an awesome video. You will treasure that forever. How sweet. My son is home 4 years and still comes running to me with higs and kisses when I get home. It never gets old. Enjoy your gift!

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  11. omg thats so cute the way he gets over excited, makes everything seem worth it, so sweet :)

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