Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Posted by Kristi at 11/20/2008 11:10:00 PM
When Sydney is happy, the whole world smiles with her. The sun shines and the birds sing. All the fairies in the land are laughing! We can play. She gives kisses and hugs like crazy. Everything is ok. Get my drift?
Syd is the MOODIEST(most stubborn, strong willed) child I have ever seen. Ya'll can tell me about her "grieving, transition, adjustment, etc" all day long and I will still look you dead in the eye and say she's the MOODIEST kid I have ever seen. I have seen some of this with her fostermom. Tantrums that can blow an eardrum, will turn off and on in the blink of an eye over stuff like:
a diaper change
I know things will get better once we are home and everyone has their own space. Once she sees how the boys are with me and how they have to mind as well. And really, being cooped up together for 10 days in a hotel room has been an experience I'd just as soon forget to be honest. You can only do so much walking the hotel, playing with the toys that we brought and going "out". Add in sheer exhaustion on my part and you have a recipe for disaster. This hotel bed has been no good for my back in light of my relatively recent back surgery.
Alan and I did have a VERY LONG talk yesterday after I had about the 10th crying spell. We are on the same page and he knows that he's going to have to be patient with me. I know I am exhausted and emotionally spent. it's been a long 2 years and ya know, I didn't "sign up" for a toddler but I have one. I'm going to be adjusting, transitioning too and to be perfectly honest...............I am scared to death. Not to mention a little call to my GP tomorrow for an anxiety med refill. Should have been taking that again weeks ago!!
Anywho --- I'm just trying to get through the day. The airport. The car ride home. Fortunately, it will be late when arrive home(9pm or so). After a day like today and all the hustle/bustle of getting home, I am hoping and praying that we all collapse. In bed. At home!
Posted by Kristi at 11/20/2008 07:18:00 AM
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Posted by Kristi at 11/18/2008 04:46:00 PM
Do you hear the HALLELUJAH chorus? Maybe it's just me? We pick up the VISA tomorrow and come home on Thursday!!! SWEET HOME ALABAMA, here we come!!!!
Thank you for all your prayers and positive thoughts. We felt them!!!
Posted by Kristi at 11/18/2008 11:59:00 AM
Monday, November 17, 2008
BECAUSE SHE DIDN'T WANT TO BE OUT OF HER STROLLER!!!! AND SHE WANTED HER SHOES ON!!!
Ever heard a little girl scream just to be screaming? That's why she screams..... this time for a FULL 30 minutes. When she is getting her way, she is peachy keen and sun is shining! Giving out hugs and kisses, happy as a lark. When she gets told no or things don't go exactly like she wants.... watch out!!! Syd screamed until she was soaked in sweat, and beet red. The minute we had more than plenty and put her in her bed, she turned it off IMMEDIATELY!!! She makes Luke's tantrums look like a beginner!!! This little sister is going to have to get over these little "spells".
I have never, in my entire adult life, seen a child able to scream that loud, for that long, without so much as a lull like that "on demand" and turn it off just as quickly! Things are about to be a-changing!!!
Posted by Kristi at 11/17/2008 02:57:00 PM
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Posted by Kristi at 11/16/2008 01:28:00 PM
Friday, November 14, 2008
Posted by Kristi at 11/14/2008 09:24:00 AM