Saturday, May 9, 2009

Asa's Been Home For TWO MONTHS!

Wow. It's just so hard to believe. We are blessed beyond measure; Asa is such an adorable, funny, polite, happy and smart little boy. He's doing so well. Asa learns so much every day, but it already feels like he's always been here. We have a nice routine with sleep, meals, playtime, etc... He loves to tell us what's going to happen next and the way things work. His favorite phrase right now is an-nen (which means "and then"). It's usually used like this, "Asa eats, an-nen nap," or "Get bathing suit, an-nen jump in pool, an-nen hair wet." His English just astounds us - he'll remember a word he heard once (days before) and will use it in the right context. His easy-going personality makes outings or slight variations in our schedule very pleasant - he takes everything in stride.

I had mentioned that we were having some sleep issues and those have seemed to subside. Asa is going to bed without much fuss and usually wakes once in the middle of the night to use the potty, but generally goes right back to sleep. He can still be a little too friendly with strangers, sometimes, but that's getting better, also. Since he understands so much English, we've been able to talk about family: "We hug people in our family: Daddy, Mommy, Ally, Chloe and Camden. We can give high-fives or wave at friends." The cutest thing is how he'll high-five a friend and church, then turn and whisper in my ear "Mommy, high-fibe fwend."

As for the rest of us... everyone in the family just wants to eat him up. Cam and Chloe never tire of kissing his cheeks, Ally loves to cuddle him, Daddy gives giant bear hugs and I nibble on his little feet (piddy toes in Asa-speak) every chance I get. It's a miracle he's not sick of us, yet. Asa seems to feel secure; he is growing and thriving. We're so grateful that God chose us to be his parents.

Mommy and Asa

11 of your thoughts:

Tifanni said...

That is so sweet. Thanks for sharing. I'm glad you guys are doing great :)

Melissa said...

That is awesome that he is doing so well!!! He is so adorable, I want to squeeze him up too...but will settle for a high five from him soon!

Greg's Wife said...

What a lovely update! SO happy the sleep issues have subsided. He is a blessed little boy to have such a great family, and you are all just as blessed to have him... It's perfect! I LOVE hearing the things he says! So cute and funny. Please keep sharing!

Salzwedel Family said...

He is so precious. It hardly seems possible that he has been home two months already.

Melissa E. said...

Like having a new baby. And he is a baby, in so many ways. Many, many firsts to enjoy and remember!

The Bergstedt's said...

I love the "and then" stage. Beth is doing it too. Keep nibblin' and kissin' cause you're family! Anna is so excited for her Haiti kids to get here. She is telling every one. God Bless you guys!

Sean's Ladies said...

Love it! Sounds like you are an awesome attachment mom!!

PLEASE post a new video. His little voice is so stinking cute!!!!

Amanda said...

What a special little boy, with a wonderful family! Great update!

Kimmie said...

I seriously can't believe it has been two months already. After all the months and years of prayer, seems like we should have been totally dancing and praising these last 2 months at sweet Asa's arrival. I am so happy for all of you.

mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted

Anonymous said...

He is SO precious. I am so glad he is HOME!!!!!!!!!

Kimmie said...

Hey...we're waiting for updates...don't leave us hangin' sweet friend.

mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted