Monday, January 17, 2011

Creeping up on a month home.......

We bypassed our adoption one-month anniversary.... too chaotic to really mark the event, but as we inch ever closer to our one month is the USA  mark.. I see signs of improvement and wonder if my personally dire prediction of issues was premature. So far the tantrums have decreased substantially.. and now we have gone a bunch of days in a row with no really big tantrums. Still a lot of work to do.. tears everyday (except today!) but more recently easily taken care of. I am still running at the end of the popularity contest.. but I am getting better at dealing with it - portraying a confidence that soon things will turn around - I don't always feel.. but must show.

It is hard at times... wanting to help, to mother, to  nurture and make up for the years I wasn't there.. and to be continually rejected. This too shall pass.. I say to myself. It did with the Emperor - and he couldn't be a sweeter or more loving boy.. so I have hope that this will turn out the same.  Here are some fun pics of the kiddos!

Empress Fussy Pants

Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers

Emperor Big Brother

Lilypie Next Birthday Ticker