Monday, March 15, 2010

Two Months Today

It is unbelievable to me that we have been home with Matthew for two months. We have spent the last two months falling in love with our beautiful boy and becoming our family of four. Matthew blossoms each and every day. We are seeing his sense of humor and playfulness. He is adorable charming energetic and loving. The attachment is coming in subtle ways. He now will just climb on our lap just because. He will play by himself but checks in every few minutes just to say hello.He says new words each day and understands completely when we talk to him. He doesn't always listen but he certainly understands. We have a child who will sleep late in the morning and goes to sleep easily at night. He says I Love You without prompting and just very recently i see he understands what those words mean. I can't explain it but lately I feel like Matthew understand what love is and understands that he is loved. I believe he no longer looked upon me as his caretaker and knows I love him. He no longer uses Aya towards me.He copies absolutely everything Olivia does and says he follow her around when she is home and waits for the school bus in the afternoon.He screams when he sees Steve's car in the driveway and helps him carry his briefcase in the house. He is my little helper during the day and helps me up and down the stairs with the laundry. We are still dealing with the food issues but do see slow gradual improvement. I return to work the beginning of April. We are beginning a slow transition to where he will be going to daycare and that is going better then we expected.
WE are so blessed to have both out beautiful children in our lives and I often remind myself to soak it all in.We had a terrible storm here this weekend and lost our power for a few hrs. I was reminded during that time that we need to simplify our lives. As we were sitting in the living room with candles just talking and cuddling our family close. I felt overwhelmingly lucky to have our family together and whole and complete. We are looking forward to Spring and certainly counting the days until the Easter Bunny visits--- All the Best Kate

1 comment:

Wuxi Mommy said...

Thank you so much for the update and pictures! Your little Matthew is so cute! It sounds like he's adjusting really well, and I'm sure the food issues will gradually resolve. It took about 8 months or so for our SuSu's food issues to disappear, although they sometimes appear again when she seems overwhelmed or is going through life changes. I think that's kind of normal.
Isn't it the best feeling to have your whole family together?! I still have to pinch myself sometimes to believe we're finally a family of four!