Our first family photoSilas at Kids Care Orphanage
We are home at last! Kind of in a daze, but we're good. Silas was a champ on both flights. Hard to believe that last night at this time we were sitting at the airport in Africa playing Phase 10 and Marshall was teaching Silas how to stick his tongue out.
We had the bassinet seat on the flight to Amsterdam and got some rest. Silas woke up at his usual times for feedings. We got some sleep, but it wasn't sound since I kept having visions of waking up and him being gone....like somebody could have taken him out of the bassinet right in front of us. I was so tired I couldn't keep my eyes open, so I think the delirium gave me those crazy thoughts. Silas stayed in the sling for the second flight...he slept from the waiting area until we got to the car. He likes his bright orange car seat. His good travel was definitely an answer to prayer!! Thank you Lord!
Today we've taken it easy and unpacked. There are several large piles waiting for me to launder them. Silas has been a little overwhelmed too....this place is all new and stimulus overload for sure. I've had him asleep on me in the sling for the past few hours to reassure him. We think he is also mourning. How scary it must be to go from the orphanage to the Transition Home to the Hilton to some airplanes and then to a house that has more new smells and the biggest crib you've ever seen (he slept with other babies in a smaller crib at the orphanage and a small, low to the ground type crib at the TH) and swings and toys with lights and sounds....I would be frightened too. Right now our main job is to make him feel secure and show him that we are his constants. I think we'll be staying close to home the next several days and laying low. We have a great attachment so hopefully this transition will go smoothly as well.
Marshall went to pick up Sophie...she sniffed Silas but was more interested in smelling the laundry piles and souvenier pile. I think she'll be more excited when he's awake.
What kind of friend would I be if I didn't FINALLY share some pictures? You'd likely never read my blog again....
Our travel group...miss you guys!!
Our special momentMe & Apryl and the dynamic duo
My treasu(RED) boy
Boys just want to have fun!
Mommy & Silas at Entoto Mountain
Being silly at the airport
Silas is home!!!