November 18th was six months from the day we first met our girls in that stifling hot orphanage in Bujumbura, Burundi. But, oh my what a difference 6 months can make.
Hey, Three Months In just a few days, we'll be celebrating 3 months since Gotcha Day! I'll admit, the first few weeks after coming home, people would say things like "oh wow, how crazy you've already had them 1 month!" and in my mind I'd be thinking "aaaahhhh it's...
The girls have made SO MUCH PROGRESS since my last post that I just felt like I had to write about it and share it with y’all! Clearly, you all must be serious about following and praying for us.
The sleep issue has been a roller coaster type situation. Sometimes one girl will sleep great and the other won’t, sometimes neither of them sleep, sometimes we’ll have a few nights go smoother.
We’ve been home for a week and half, but it feels like SO much longer than that. It seems like every day there are huge steps forward in attachment and huge steps backwards in behavior.
A couple days ago I posted about how things were going with the girls’ transition, and it’s an understatement to say that it’s HARD. But I’m thankful to say that we are seeing improvements.
The last time I posted it was Thursday the 25th, the day before we began our 2 day journey home, and we’ve been home for 3 days now. So let me try to summarize.
Today we had a long playtime while Blake began organizing and packing our suitcases for travel. We had lots of fun playing with blocks, dolls, and stacking cups.
If you read my post yesterday, you know it was a rough day. What you don’t know is that the SECOND I hit publish, Noella woke up for the first of 4 (or was it 5?) times throughout the night.
I was so looking forward to seeing the elephants and giraffes, taking cute pictures, and relaxing as we peel back layers of defenses and coping mechanisms to see more of their true selves.