Hi everybody. Max has been with us for almost 2 months. I can't believe it because I feel like he has been with us forever. He is getting so big and he can crawl, stand while holding on to me hands, and he loves to throw and catch balls. He is such a joy and the bond we have created is amazing. I thank God everyday for him. Here are some new pictures. Enjoy.
Our boy Max
Happy, Giggly, Max
If you want to see more videos of Max and Vietnam click here.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Home is where the heart is... I'll go one better... home is where Max is. I don't think Joe or I ever truly believed we could have this much love and joy in our hearts but there it is - all splayed out there for all to see.
After 36+ hours of travel - including 4 flights - 5 cities - 1 poopy diaper - and less than 4 hrs of sleep for mama, we arrived home Thursday morning... very tired, hungry, stinky (both of us!) and cranky. I turned into a crazy woman at the American Airlines baggage claim office when they told me our luggage was lost. I'd just had enough and finally melted. My tears flowed freely and I didn't care who saw. I wanted my stuff - my baby's stuff - my Christmas gifts for friends and fam, and my clean underwear.. find it dammit!!! A day and a half later it was delivered by a very nice man who I thanked a million times over. All our 'stuff' was there and is now safe and secure, still sitting in the foyer :)
Max is adjusting amazingly well. He had days/nites confused for Thurs and Fri, but seemed to sleep a little longer last night. We started him on rice - that may have helped. He eats it right up and is also taking all his bottles. Joe said it looks like I'm spackling his face... yeh, kinda. I expect Max to be the chubby bubba we thought he was from those first photos. His smiles and giggles and screams are keeping Joe and I on our toes - we hate to put him down but he does love his exersaucer, aquarium bouncer and gymboree mat so, okay then, we let him play.
Luna has also adjusted very well - she whines when Max cries or when I burp him - she must think I'm hurting him. She's very excited to see him first thing in the morning, and the funniest thing is - she drools when we feed Max rice. Jealous maybe??
Joe is off til Weds so we've got lots of appts this week - cleaning lady, vet for Luna (shaving and bath and ears and toes, oh my!!), ped appt for Max, car seat installation... and of course, lots of playing and kisses and hugs.
Thanks to each and every one of you who has provided the love, encouragement, support, clothes, toys, cards, emails, and xoxoxo's to me and Joe and Max and Amy while on our journey. It was one wild ride - seriously wild - and I don't think I can ever, EVER put into words how much all of it means to me.
I get all choked up and overwhelmed thinking of the last 21 days - I still can't believe that I went to a country a kabillion miles away where I knew no one and came home three weeks later with the person I feel I've known all my life and who has every ounce of love I have to offer. God is great.
Thursday, August 2, 2007
At 11:23 AM on Thursday August 2ND, Tracy and Max landed in Atlanta. They are finally home and I got to hold my boy for the very first time. Oh, what a feeling! Both a little tired and cranky( who could blame them), we left the airport without her luggage. I guess you couldn't have two 24 hour plus plane flights with multiple layovers without losing your luggage on one of them. It would be a shame if we don't get them back, but the most precious cargo has arrived safe and sound. Tracy and Max are taking naps now. They need their sleep. The next post might be from Tracy herself. Thank you all for your prayers and support. Now the fun begins...
Monday, July 30, 2007
I found out today that Max's visa was approved and they will be picking up his passport and visa on Wednesday afternoon their time and heading straight to the airport. Yahoo! They have a 7 PM flight. I think it will take about 36 hours. I will check and make sure on next post. I CAN'T WAIT!
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Tracy and Max are doing great. On Thursday Max took his passport picture and had his visa doctors checkup. Every thing went well and the tentative travel day is July 31(I'm keeping my fingers crossed). They went on their first overnight trip. Tracy, Amy and Max just got back from an overnight stay on a boat in Ha long Bay. Tracy said it was beautiful. They had a great nights sleep and the food was delicious. One drawback to the trip was a 3 hour non-a/c bus ride to and from the Bay. Tracy told me the roads are not like they are in the America. She also mentioned an incident about an old lady getting her foot run over by the bus they were on and the bus driver moving the woman out of the way to continue on their way...but I'll let Tracy explain that when she gets back. If you want to see where they went click on this link. Wikipdedia/Ha long Bay