Friday, January 29, 2010

The Ultimate Big Brother

Today I got a little treat when all three male members of the family slept in until 8 am! I was so excited when I too woke up just minutes before 8 and realized what time it was. What a treat. :) It was their final gift to me on my final day off before I start back to work on Monday.

Things have been going really well with Miles and Liam getting used to each other. Just recently I found a place about a block from our house that has an open gym for kids 1-5 on Mon, Wed, and Fri in the mornings. It is great. Miles has ample amounts of tricycles and balls to play with and Liam and I can sit on the benches and enjoy coffee and a little socialization of our own.

I sometimes worry because Miles has very little interaction with other kids now that he is home with me, and since we've decided to get a Nanny for the remainder of the school year, he will still be rather secluded. I've decided that I'm going to send them both to some sort of babysitter or daycare with other children for the next school year, so I need to start doing that.

Below is the FIRST EVER! video appearance of Miles and Liam together....Notice Miles' super responsible big brother skills at work and Liam's obvious "quit saltin' my game." attitude about the pacifier. Also, take note of Miles' new name for Liam which seems to be a lot close to "Deehl." We think it's so funny that we've started catching ourselves calling Liam "Deehl."

I've also been doing a lot of blog reading lately and it has reminded me of our waiting process for Miles. A year ago I wasn't sure I could have children, but it wasn't something we had ever investigated because we knew we wanted to adopt a child eventually. Finally, we decided to just adopt our first one and not worry about fertility issues at that point. There was so much emotion attached the the waiting process, and reading about others that are waiting for a referral or waiting for a travel call has got me excited about it again, which seems really soon. I was a WRECK waiting for the travel call, but for some reason it is hard for me to remember that part. Instead I remember the feeling I got when the social worker called with a referral, or a travel call. I think people thought having two boys close together would cure me of wanting a large family, but it has only made me want one even more. I might be a crazy woman, but I'm a crazy woman that wants more children - any way she can get them. :)


Cori said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

First, that video is to die for cute. Curious if you cut if off to stop Miles from crushing "Deehl."

Second, I think you and I must be on some sort of the same wave length. I was thinking about posting something about the pre-referral excitement and how the waiting is almost more "fun" than a bummer. I've been stalking our mailbox lately for our finger print summons (and kinda enjoying the thrill of the chase) and today they finally came. I was so seriously stoked about it.

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I love what you shared about adopting instead of exploring fertility issues. My husband and I have a somewhat similar situation. We knew we wanted to adopt at some point, but thought we'd have biological kids before we got any older. When we didn't get pregnant after 7 months of trying (which I realize isn't that long), we decided we wanted to adopt first. We'll probably try again to get pregnant (after the adoption), but regardless of what happens with that, I'm sure another adoption will be in our future!!

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Cori-I had to cut it off there because it was on the verge of getting "ugly." What I didn't mention is that Miles likes to use "Deehl" as a pillow in most cases and disguises it as the beginning of a hug.