"Being a family means you are part of something wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life. No matter what." ~Author Unknown

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Progress(and the pitfalls of it)

Everyone I see has lots of questions for me about how Sof is adjusting. When you're living it day to day you forget to write about it! Everyone wants to know about her sleeping. The first few nights she would wake up crying a few times a night. I would pat her back and she would go back to sleep. A couple times I let her cry it out(which didn't take long) and she would also go back to sleep. The last two nights she's slept through
the night, but woken up around 6 when Adrienne is up and getting ready.Again, I pat her back and she goes back to sleep. I assume she will get used to hearing that activity in the morning and sleep through it. I had to wake her up at 8:00 this morning to get Lexi to school! I have no complaints though. She's in her own bed and sleeping more each night. As for the Daddy issue, very slow. She seems to be more tolerant of him everyday. It's hard with him and Adrienne because they are gone so much. Adrienne is almost NEVER home so it's hard for her to make progress, and Mark is at work all day and our nights are crazy. Tonight we had good progress though because she actually approached him on her own. She was playing with Lexi's iPod and Mark encouraged her to come show him. She did and then a few minutes later the screen went black. She went to him and held it up for him to fix! Big step! She's lovin Lexi(who doesn't?) and plays happpily with her. Lexi loves to be the little mother! So you may be wondering, "What are the pitfalls?". Well, with each little bit of confidence Sof gains she gains a little bit of naughtiness! She's learning she now has choices, and is liking her freewill. Today we had several battle of the wills...stiffening in the carseat, refusing to hold my hand, not wanting to leave, etc. What happened to my sweet girl who was happy to be on my hip?? Who told this child she has choices??? I'm sure it was one of the older girls! I'm so glad she is finding her place in this world, but as they say, "Be careful what you wish for"!


  1. ahh yes, very true words indeed. Ava has a hard time holding my hand also, don't know why? She is very insistant that she "I do". With Ava, I made myself stay away while Ava was bonding to Tom. I purposely left the 2 of them together so that she had to rely on him. After just a couple times they were inseperable. Sounds like we need to get those 2 cupcakes together sometime. p.s. did you get my last email? let me know.

  2. Sof is just the cutest thing EVER!!! I can not wait to meet her this summer. Give her kisses for me! When do you get the US?