Sunday, March 28, 2010

6 Months today

It was 6 months ago today that we met and fell head over heels in love with our Matthew!!! Somedays it feels like yesterday and others it is like he has been here for forever. As we sat in the car and drove to the baby home that morning, we had no idea what to expect and then we pulled up and there it was. We waited in the little room as spoke with the doctor as we waited for them to bring him in. We were both so anxious to see him but were listening and trying to write down everything the doctor was telling us about him. All of a sudden the door opened and there he was....all bundled up and all we could see was his tiny little face with tears streaming down it. When the caregiver handed him to us, he started crying even louder...of course, Mommy's face had tears pouring down at that point. Within a few minutes, the tears had stopped and he was just a quiet baby wondering what was going on. He warmed up pretty quickly and it got better and better each day. What an absolutely amazing week!!! I am attaching some pictures from our 1st meeting and pictures from the last few days. It seems like he is growing right before our eyes. Our 1st meeting, he was a baby and now he is definately a non stop little boy! Some of the habits he had when we first got him have disappeared and we really hope that he has forgotten his days prior to being with us. It is truely amazing!!! We could have never asked for anything more than this perfect little boy who has made our family complete! He still has some sleeping issues and somedays I feel like we take 2 steps forward and 1 back but all in all is getting much better. He loves music and as soon as it starts he begins to dance and wave his hands - we are definately the dancing family now!!! The pups just sit and bark at us as the 3 of us run around dancing - how much fun!!! :) Thankfully the weather is starting to get warmer as he loves to be outside playing in the dirt or chasing leaves around the yard. Can't wait to see if he will like the pool this summer!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

MomMom and PopPop come for a visit and meet their long awaited 6th grandchild

After 14 hours of driving, MomMom and PopPop arrived so very very excited to meet their new grandson. After all the pictures, finally they got to see our little angel live in person. Matthew loved playing outside with PopPop and having quiet time reading with MomMom. He also enjoyed playing with his bubbles and showing PopPop how he helps Mommy sweep with the broom.

Uncle Mike came to visit

On his way from sunny Florida to snowy Pennsylvania, Uncle Mike took a detour and came to visit!!! Matthew was so excited to have a new visitor and of course meet his Uncle Mike who came and brought lots of fun things to play with!!! We cannot wait to get to visit Uncle Mike and Aunt Sharon at the beach in Florida this summer and maybe if we are lucky, he will get us tickets to go see the Phillies play this year!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Couple more pics!!!

Do you think that Matt's 4 legged brother is so happy that he is here......caught them in the act today!!!! Always, always have to have the camera ready!!!! He also got a new hat today which he just thinks he is all that and a bag of chips in!!! We just think he is the cutest little guy we have ever seen!!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

2+ weeks home

We are amazed each and every day on how well Matt is adjusting. He is just the happiest little boy most of the time except for when he is tired. His sleeping habits are continuing to get better but we still have good days and bad but thankfully with each passing day, the good are outweighing the bad. He usually still wakes up in the middle of the night but he is no longer up for hours at a time, we are usually able to get him back to sleep pretty quickly. He is trying new foods each day and sometimes he likes them and sometimes he does not. He is beginning to eat more foods with temperature rather than everything just at room temperature. He absolutely loves to be outside whether he is running around or taking a nice long walk with his puppies in his stroller. He just goes and goes and goes....we say he is the energized bunny!!! Loves to play in the dirt, definately, definately ALL BOY!!!!

We are getting ready to celebrate our 1 month Gotcha Day - when we sit back and think about it as we waited and waited for him to come home, all the waiting is now a distant memory and it seems as if he has been here for forever!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

1 Week Home

Matthew is adjusting to his new home wonderfully!! He is a happy happy little boy most of the time but when he is not.....WATCH OUT!!!! Sleeping is probably the most difficult thing at this point. He goes to bed pretty good at night but wakes up and thinks it is play time!! It amazes me how well this child gets along with such little sleep somedays!!! Of course, somedays, the lack of sleep for all of us gets us all a little irritable but I do believe we are making progress and hopefully we can get on track soon. He is eating pretty good but kind of has his favorites and is trying new things little by little.
The first few days he was not real sure of his 4 legged big brothers but as you can see, he loves them now and does not leave them alone for a moment!!! He follows them around everywhere they go!! Poor things...their lives have been turned upside down and they are not to sure the feeling is mutual between them and their new little brother!!!
As you can see from the pictures, he loves helping daddy!!! Hopefully he will be a handyman just like his daddy!!!!
He loves his stroller and loves to take long walks in the nice fresh air!! Looks like a few more days and the weather will be really warming up so we can get out and enjoy the warm weather!!!