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Sunday, January 4, 2009

We are home!

We are home! I'd like to say we are unpacked, over jet lag and in a routine but we aren't! That's okay, we've only been home for a day and a half, these things take time.
We are doing great. Henry seems to be adjusting to us. He has grieved for his nanny a couple times which is a good thing.

Igor is so grateful that we are home! He is so gentle and kind with Henry. Igor has requested one on one time with daddy and mommy (and NO Henry)! Igor missed us and wants to spend some time with us alone. My sister is here so one one one time with Igor is possible.

The flight home was just as long as we thought it would be. There were a bunch of families on our plane who had adopted children from Ethiopia. It was so sweet to see all the children. Henry did great on the airplane except for the take off and landings- they were rough for him. He screamed and tugged on his ears. We all were able to sleep for a few hours on the plane! I am so grateful that we purchased a seat for Henry. He preferred to be held but once asleep I was able to lay him down in his seat.

We took Henry to the doctor on Saturday based on the TH doctor's suggestion. I'm so glad we did! Henry has a double ear infection and sinus infection. The poor little guy is sick. The doctor said it's a good thing he has a wet cough because it's protecting his lungs. We have Henry on antibiotics so we should see an improvement in his health by Monday. We have a follow up appointment in 12 days. The doctor wants to wait until Henry finishes his antibiotics to do the health screening and 2 year well check.

Pictures will be posted soon!


beBOLDjen said...


We are so glad you are home. Sorry to hear Henry is sick. I pray he heals quickly.

shawn and tisha said...

So glad to hear you made it home safely!! Praying that Henry will get well soon and that the transition into your new family life will be a smooth one for you all. :)

E said...

Welcome Home! I'm so glad you made it safely and I'm thankful to hear you'll have the opportunity to spend a little one on one time with Igor. I know both of our boys enjoy having us to themselves sometimes - we do this by bringing one on an errand and leaving the other with the other parent. Or, one of us will take Eben to the park or wherever during Abel's nap. While the other parent stays home. Anyway, having two is such a sweet blessing. Some of my favorite moments are when the two of them play together and they're both laughing.

Oh, one tip with the antibiotic. We never experienced this with Eben (he's only been on an antibiotic a couple of times...and he's allergic to amoxicillin). Anyway, Abel was on an antibiotic in Ethiopia and then we had to start the series over when we came home. He also had an ear infection over the summer. Anyway, he's been on antibiotics twice and had severe diaper rashes from it. Really, really horrid. The doctor actually prescribed us Boudreaux's Butt Paste. It worked fabulously! It's a bit pricey, but we ended up buying a tube of our own once we ran out of the prescription kind just to have on hand. Of course, he's not had a diaper rash since. I'd always used another brand with Eben (Balmex) and thought it was the best, but Balmex really didn't do the job for Abel.

I don't know if Henry is still in diapers, but he might have this reaction anyway and you'll still want to use something. Anyway, just thought I'd share in case. I'd never seen a diaper rash like that and, to be honest, it freaked me out a little!

Praying for you all and hope the transition goes very well. Many blessings to the four of you in 2009!!!


E said...

Oh, the prescription kind is the exact same thing. Except that our medical coverage paid for the prescription tube and we had to pay for the other out of pocket. :)

Andrea said...

Glad you shared your experience openly!

God Bless your family,