Sunday, April 5, 2009

1st Weekend at Home

Is it Sunday already? Sheesh where does the time go? Tatiana continues to amaze me with her ease of adapting into her "new life". She's pretty much a happy go lucky kid who is totally soaking in her new surroundings. I am still trying to make her world small whenever possible -- which she doesn't always like!

Friday night we joined the family for our traditional evening dinner out at the local restaurant. She did pretty well - she ate pretty well and really didn't fuss that much. She still gets a little nervous when people get in her face -- and I try to politely ask them to give her some space -- but sometimes youngsters don't understand that!

Saturday morning we had our first, umm "incident" we'll call it. T woke up kind of early and did her typical complain here and there and basically entertain herself in her crib for a bit. I am trying to keep her life on somewhat of a schedule - as most of you who have adopted kids from an orphanage can atest to -- they are hardwired to schedules! So I heard her playing a bit - which I figured meant that the bunnies and blanket would be on the floor when I went to get her. Well.... I was 1/2 right!

Bunnies and blanket WERE on the floor, along with pajamas AND poopy diaper. Apparently she didn't like sitting in a poopy diaper (who can blame her!), and decided she'd take it all off. Bonus was that the diaper landed "face" up on the floor, so I didn't have to clean up poop from her new rug. Un-bonus was you can imagine what the sheet (also torn 1/2 off), bumpers, MATTRESS, her body and the crib looked like. Yup. Thankfully I have been pulling the crib away from the wall a bit so I didn't have new wall "paint". After a bath, a major scrub down of the mattress and commencing of the laundry I could laugh. Welcome to motherhood!

She may have had an upset tummy yesterday - that or waking up in poop world set her off for the balance of the day because she was a little cranky here and there yesterday. She didn't nap well either. The weather got decent later in the day so we went for a walk to Gramma's house in the stroller which she LOVED. She's amazed at the world around her.

Today has been great. She woke up in a great mood - and has been laughing ever since. We went for a car ride to Meijer - NO tears at all, not even a single whine. She was great all through Meijer too. Hopefully this week will go smoothly as well!!

More pictures...
Hanging out at home

A visit with the cousins - Katie, Tatiana & Emma

Looking out the window
Elmo is my friend...
Scoping out Roo (cat) on the chair

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Boy, can I relate to that story,
been there, done that.....
So glad she is adjusting...
What a doll she is, enjoy her, time flies....
Mary

jeanette wunderly said...

Sorry about the poop incident...yuck! It doesn't matter how much you love 'em, it's still not fun cleaning that up. :) I love her new haircut! She looks adorable!

Mike and Heidi Lee said...

I can't stop laughing!!! Sounds like she knows how to take control of situations!!! What a cutie!

Anonymous said...

Amy, this is awesome. Welcome home!!

Krista

Carolynn and Steve said...

That smile says it all for me...

True Story said...

Looks like curls are coming back!!! yaaay!

Anonymous said...

Yep--you're officially a mother now! That has to happen at least once--hopefully no more than that! The pictures are adorable--sooooo cute!!
-Suz

Sara said...

Wow, one week home and you've already got "the poop story"! You really are taking to mommahood quite nicely. Ha!
Love these happy pictures. What a beautiful little girl!

Joy said...

Are my eyes playing tricks on me or has her hair already gotten longer?? You can tell she is enjoying life with you.
Joy

Roger and Joanne said...

So glad to hear adjustment seems to be going rather well. Well...except for her morning poop incident. Boy, you are so lucky that diaper ended up on the rug. Whew! What a way to start the morning. Adorable!

Troy and Rachel said...

AMy, she's beautiful and the new haircu looks fantastic! you can see her curls now! I totally laughed at what happened with the diaper! It WAS a bonus that it landed upright!! Welcome to motherhood for sure!

Cindy said...

Amy--she is so adorable and I love her hair! Thanks for keeping us update--it is very exciting to hear! Cindy

luvin' life said...

Wow! Sounds like she is adjusting to all the new stimuli VERY well!
What a cutie!

findingourdaughter said...

That squating, looking at the kitty....is so precious! She is blossoming right before my eyes!!
Hugs!!