Saturday, September 1, 2007

3's company

The day was full of running around and we didn't have a chance to see Vosya yesterday. When we finally arrived at 5 I am sure he was questioning us coming at all. He was waiting by the door when we arrived and apparently had been asking about us all day. I wondered if he would.

From the orphanage we went back to the apt. I was expecting child rearing to be a difficult thing but this is easy!

Just kidding chris. This has been the first minute I have had since last night to do anything. We gave him a bath last night, showed him our room. We played andthen got ready for dinner at 7:30. This is when he decided to deviate from the plan so we headed for bed (we ate at 10). From then it took him 2.5 hours to fall asleep. I hope this was a result of his new surroundings and not a habit!

He slept on our bed all night. I couldn't sleep, constantly waking to make sure he was still breathing. I'll bet this is normal for new parents. Cindy slept perfect. Vos slept perfect. As for me I am still looking forward to mine.

He was up at 6 and that was it. He has been nonstop action since then. The lone saving grace is that he does now understand what a time out is and respects it's wrath. ;-). So when he does get out of control he has the option to stop or have a time out.

We finalized all legal paperwork yesterday. We went for passport photos today and went straight to the front of the line if you know what I mean. There really is no other option. The locals were not happy to see this, they have probably been in line since last month. We were told to expect the passport on tuesday which is fast. This means that we may be able to schedule the last steps later in the week and be home by next weekend. This would be a great thing.

We are loving every minute of parenting. He is an amazing child. He is learning english and manners all at once. Cindy is great with him and they are back to their mother son relationship (where he goes to Cindy for safety). We have been discussing targeting next summer to come back and try to adopt vos' younger brother for now. Maybe this will be a possibility.

In a few hours we are off to kiev for a change of scenery. We will be staying near the center of the city for a change, close to everything. We will have to come back on tuesday to get his passport so it will be a 6 hour round trip just for that. (But we need to leave cherkassy!)

The end is in sight.



Joanne & Tony said...

CONGRATULATIONS PARENTS, The end is near. Can't wait to hear that you are at the airport on your way home. We will celebrate here for you. Lots of patience and love, and you will have great rewards. Love you.

shelly and al deleeuw said...

zenon and cindy! you cracked me up with the no sleep thing!!! that was me 2 1/2 years ago. i still sleep with the video monitor right by my head! drives al crazy. of course he sleeps through anything...i mean he snores through anything!! sounds like you two are naturals at parenting! can't wait for elijah to meet the little dude, and turn him onto thomas the tank engine!
love you guys! shelly and al and elijah.

The O'Haras said...

Wow, came across your blog tonight and read it from start to present. What a great story. We are only 10 days away from our appointment. Our story might not be quite as unknowing as yours, as we are adopting sisters that we hosted in 2005, but it is by the grace of God that we all make it through these events. Look forward to reading the rest of your story.

Babi/Dodo said...

We are so delighted for you, Zen and Cin. Finally, you are true parents and beginning to sound like it, too. From now on, for the next 20 yrs. or so, forget about sleep!
Cindy, I have never heard you sound so ecstatic and maternal! We are awaiting your safe return. What's another week or so, after all the time that you have spent there. We have truly enjoyed your blogs. Love you (and Vosya) and praying for your safe and uneventful journey home. (Remember, Gravol!) Love, Mom and Dad

Marla said...

We couldn't be happier for you all! We wish you a safe trip home. We love you guys-