Friday, April 8, 2011

Progress

End of day 8 of 10… B is changing so much already. Here are a few things we have noticed in the past day or so. One is that his hair is already filling in a lot and is much softer. Two he has completely warmed up to Justin. At first he was somewhat apprehensive of Justin, well men in general. Now he and papa are buddies. He loves to play with him and follow him wherever he goes. I have mentioned bath time already. B now not only likes to play in the tub, but he will also dump water over his own head. He doesn’t seem as though he is going to have issues with food either. He will eat just about anything and as of this morning he started push the plate away when he was full (even with food still on the plate). He trusts us that there will be more food later on if he is hungry. He does have a rash on his face that doesn’t seem to be clearing up. It isn’t spreading and I don’t think it helps that he drools and the area stays wet, but we haven’t had much luck getting it to clear up. Even with the rash he is cuter than can be. One of the waitresses here just adores him. Tonight at dinner she gave him a new squeaky bear toy. She took mercy on us though and helped us remove the annoying squeaker before heading back to our room.

While we desperately miss everyone at home, this time with B is going well and is very much worth the sacrifice.

Here B is again chasing the stray dogs. Don’t worry. They never actually let him come close enough to touch them. It looks like he and his big sister Maddie will share their love for animals.

7 comments:

Joel and Clarion said...

Sounds like great times in Vlad. So glad he is making progress and things are going so well. Thanks again for all the helpful info and for your prayers!

Sabrina and Giorgio said...

You just put a big smile on my face today! I'm sooo happy that B is adjusting so well. L had a rash too but it turns out it was from the bath/laundry soap so not sure if it's related to that. Can't wait to actually talk to you again! Big hugs to all three of you.

singletracey said...

So wonderful to hear how well things are going! Just a few more days now :-) Have a blessed weekend..

Tracey

The Cagle's said...

I love reading all the updates! I am so happy for your family. Our little boy still gets a little rash on his face. Doc. told us it was from him sucking his thumb (drool) She told us to put Aquafor on it everyday..when we do that it clears right up..if we ever forget..its back=)

Ashley said...

happy news! I continue to think of and pray for the 3 of you often.

Sally...4 boys + 1 princess.. said...

Heather, just wanted to say Hi. I have been reading your blog for a while and I just realized that you live in Macomb. My son is going to go to school at Western IL and we own a farm in Bushnell. Would love to talk with you.

Sallyhills69@yahoo.com if you want to email me.

Vicki said...

It's so awesome to hear how well the 3 of you are doing. It sounds like B is coming right along. I'm so glad.