I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. I Samuel 1:27

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Bonding - Part 2

I read whatever I could about this bonding thing before we brought Alex home. Even with that, I never realized that it was such a chore! I love this little guy so much - but the bonding is just taking longer than I expected.

He's been such an easy baby (except for today - he didn't want to nap, and now he doesn't want to go to sleep even though he is WAY tired). But, I wasn't sure if he was bonding to me yet. He lets me take care of him, plays with me, has a HUGE smile for me when I get him up from his naps, or I enter a room - but I still wasn't sure.

Earlier this week, he was sitting on the couch with some toys, and I was sitting right next to him. (he has to sit still - yeah right! - after he eats or he spits it all back up) He played for a little while, but then he did something that made me cry. He started whining - turned towards me - and lifted his arms to me to be picked up. This was the first time that he really initiated wanting to be with me.

We are continuing on this process.....which it is....a process. But - I'm feeling pretty good about it.


Crystal said...

What a little cutie pie!!!--It sounds like you have this thing down pat!!!--If you don't mind can you let us know how it goes--I have read soooo much about the bonding!!

The Trace said...

What a sweet story!! Thanks for sharing it.

The McKenzie Crew said...

Hey - can you email me your address - we want to send you a Christmas Card!



ginger said...

Glad to hear that the bonding is going great. Keep us posted on the progress.