Our first days at home this last week have been wonderful, we've had lots of firsts and many memories being made. Slowly but surely our sleep issues are becoming a thing of the past and our attachment continues to be strong. Our mornings are all smiles and our nights are becoming longer and longer. YEA!! Jet lag wasn't too bad as we chose to ignore it and we've had a lot of help with the stuff that takes us away from our cricket. We are SO happy that we chose to go with the "Taming the Tiger" route and are even more happy that our friends and family have been supportive of our choice. Thanks guys!! We've also been able to get out and about with our cricket and introduce her to her new world.....
Our first trip to the beach was not only a wonderful lung filling experience of FRESH air but also a great nap time!
Our first strolly ride was fantastic as was the food at Phil's Fish Market with my parents! The little cricket absolutely LOVES to be outside and thinks her stroller or car seat are her BFF's. She knows she's going somewhere if she's in one of them.
Cricket's big brother thought she needed that bear from the Walm@rt in China but he knew there was no way we'd be lugging it all over China in order to bring it home. So instead when we got home he went to another toy haven and bought her this guy who is now the source of MANY laughs and he's a good snuggler!
The cricket is also eating and eating and eating and eating! I am making all her food from scratch and am SO happy that she loves it! She even helped to make some peas the other day. :)
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But the best part of the last week is seeing all the intense changes happening with our sweet, sweet girl. She is now rolling ALL over the place and is a constant source of smiles for her mommy and daddy but remains shy to hand out any to a stranger. She will check in with us often if someone new is around us. She will grab at a toy but isn't yet putting them in her mouth. She is still not sitting on her own yet but we are working on it every day. Her leg mussels are getting stronger and stronger every day, her legs no longer make a "clicking" when she moves her little legs. YEA!! We're still without any teeth and show no signs of getting any anytime soon, so that makes for some cute gummy smiles. Which we all just LOVE! This is the sunshine that just fills us up even on a cloudy day.
And in between spending every moment with my cricket I'm trying desperately to change up the blog, so bare with me during our construction! But in the mean time we've made one pretty big change and oh boy does it fit! I struggled for months trying to figure out what I wanted to call the blog after we got home and as we all know, it came to me in China....
So without further ado our new name is.....
Our boy and his cricket!
I am so excited to move on to this next chapter in our lives and share all of what lies ahead with us all. There is still so much to share about our cricket and much I want to talk about in regards to our time in China and those first moments with her. Big J is as always filled with story and these next few years will be full of growth and many firsts for him as well and those are stories I look forward to writing about. We hope you join us for the ride and continue to watch our family grow in love, laughter and pure joy!