Sunday, September 28, 2008

Remembering How Much I Like My Sleep...and My Babies

The Ark is whole again.

Our newest little arkling has, indeed, developed a case of the chicken pox. Spots are popping out with each stroke of the keyboard. In spite of her pockiness, her teething, the time change and the nasty sinus-style infection she has, we are overjoyed to have her home.

Not so much concentrating on the lack of sleep this particular arkling is allowing her new mama, but instead focusing on the *quality* time she's saved for me---even if it is six hours planned between 9pm and 3am!

One of the sisters at Mass this morning (my apologies to those who attended hoping to meet our little sweetie!) upon hearing of our mother-daughter late night bonding session said to me, "Well then, I guess you got to walk the talk of your article last week, didn't you?" Yes, I did, sister. Thanks for the reminder.

But, I know you didn't stop by to hear about my so-sleep-deprived-I-forgot-to-put on make-up-this-morning day. You stopped by for a glimpse of a few of the firsts. So, without further ado, here are a few to tide you over. (You'll have to wait for the airport arrival pictures because my digital camera was with the travelers and we were reduced to using--gasp!--throwaway cameras that need--deep pitiful sigh--developing.)


Anonymous said...

Sleep is highly over rated Jane!! Everyone looks great. I wish her (and you) a very short and easy bout with the pox! I was wondering how H did returning to the orphanage. I am sure it is the topic of upcoming posts.
My advice to all my new moms...."Sleep when the baby sleeps!" It only really works, when the baby, is your ONLY baby!
Have a great day,
Love Paige

Anonymous said...

glad you had some good bonding time last night!

hope the pox isn't too bad for her!


Laura said...

Great to have you back home.

Anne said...

Enjoy all that bonding time! It will be over before you know it. May she be healed completely, and quickly!

prayers going your way,

darci said...

hopefully she'll soon want to bond during the daylight hours and sleep at night..:) praying she heals up quickly.

Therese said...

thanks for sharing the photos Jane. I hope she heals very quickly.

Michelle said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to share photos. :) Praying for a quick recovery from the chicken pox.

Barb, sfo said...

Congratulations! I hope the chicken pox don't cause her too much grief, so you can all get some sleep. She is so precious!

Cath said...

If it's any consolation, her "nighttime" bonding was "daytime" in Ethiopia, right? You and she will synchronize your days and sleep soon. And until then, I'm glad you are together to comfort her through the chicken pox.

By the way, in the close-up of the last picture, I love all the children in the background peering around to see the person taking the picture.

Stina said...

YAY!!! I'm so excited for you and your family. Congrats on being whole again! And may a speedy recovery bless your new arkling!

Becky said...

Wonderful! My first night with Lydia was much the same. It's great girl time bonding. Hope her poxs quickly clear up and she is feeling well.

Easter A. said...

Simply awesome pictures!

Hope you get some rest too, wonderful mom!

Suzanne said...

Oh she is just darling! I hope you get some sleep soon and she feels well again pronto:-)

scmom (Barbara) said...

Great pictures -- those beautiful girls!

What was that dear man thinking in picture no. 2?