Monday, February 1, 2010

Hello Blog Land!

Been such a busy couple weeks filled with family and friends and play dates. Life has changed so much and I don't find myself rushing to the computer to blog like I used to. I just don't want to miss a minute with Ruby and when she is sleeping I am busy running errands. I think about my blogging friends a lot, though. The ones home with their new babes, the ones about to travel, and one friend in particular that has waited far longer than she should. Still praying for Lily and thinking of you guys often!

I finally figured out how to get my videos on the blog. My new computer makes it a breeze! Will be posting them on the uber private one for those with access to that. Only 2 more months till finalization and I can go public again! Will try to have my book printed and all the personal info off of here by then. Will also go back to my original format of less details and more silly stuff. For now this has served not only as a creative outlet and reaching out to family and friends, but also a journal of Ruby's life and how we became a family.

So, what's been going on around here? Lots! I think we kicked Ruby's ailments and are on the road to health. Hurray! Still have to retest for giardia and I am taking her to a homeopathic doctor next week. Feel real good about that. The woman has 30 years experience and 5 kids that have never had to take a drug for anything. I am hoping to really get Ruby's immune system back on track. And maybe mine, too!

Ruby is still sleeping in her crib every day for naps and every night. Sleeping through the night most of the time except when we slept at the Grandparents this weekend. She LOVES them and is very happy and comfortable when we go visit, but she doesn't always sleep well when away. I don't know if it's because it is more hot and dry (no humidifier like at home) or different sounds or just the insecurity of not being home, but she was up several times during the night. On the flip side, it is nice to know how comfortable she is here. When we got back Sunday night she went down so easily and early. I usually sing her 3-4 songs, then lay her in her crib. After one song she pointed to the crib. I was like, oh, okay! She laid there with her eyes shut for about 10 minutes and then out of the blue I heard this: HOME. She said it loud and clear, but so sweet. Like a sweet sigh of relief. I just laughed and said yes, honey, we are home and Mommy & Daddy are right night-night. She said night night and drifted off to a solid 12 hours of rest!

We had a nice weekend with Jeff's parents and a couple great visits with Jeff's Grandma which was really great. Had a little scare with her and are glad to know she is okay. We saw some of our favorite people - the Poelck's - the previous weekend and Ruby had a ball at Hannah's b-day party. Have adorable pics to post soon! So we have had one birthday party, one weekend with Grammy & Pappy, play dates with Ava, dinner with Hailey & Braden, lunch with Brianna and lots of our little classes. Ruby enjoys play time with her little friends as much as we enjoy seeing the parents that go with them! Life is fun and happy and often quite silly with the little Miss. Her new favorite song is bye-ber (translation: spider, as in "itsy bitsy"). She won't sing it, but loves to act out the parts. She does sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and is sounds like Kwinkle, Kwinkle Star. It's really cute.

So if you wonder if I have dropped off the planet now and then...have no fear! We are probably knee deep in play dates, playdough, singing, coloring, Dora, or Wonderpets! Wishing you all a wonderful week!


Jessica said...

Jen, didn't think you'd dropped off the planet, just that you were busy living life. And, so glad of it! Wishing you many more fun-packed days this week.

rosemary said...

So happy for you guys and thrilled to hear how well things are going! Glad that Ruby is doing all the regular kid things that she was missing out on in the orphanage. I am so happy for all 3 of you!!!