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

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Bonding Part 3 (AKA Up All Night)

Well - I think Alex and I have officially bonded.

He wasn't feeling well yesterday. He had 4 dirty diapers!! (this from a guy who usually has one - and I know - TMI!!) He spent the afternoon just snuggled on my lap. He's never done that before. He will sit on my lap and play, but he just snuggled in and rested.

Last night he went down at about 9:00. I went to bed at about 10:30. He was up at 12:00 and wouldn't go back to sleep. I ended up with him on the couch with me. He fell asleep on my chest and slept like that for about 3 hours. (until I couldn't stand it anymore - I wasn't very comfortable) He then slept in his crib from 3:00-5:30 and then was up again. He's sleeping now - and mommy needs some sleep!!

We've been home for 10 weeks now, and I finally feel like he knows who I am - that I'm his mom and I will take care of him. It is an amazing feeling. I really didn't realize how important it is to feel that back from your child. I don't know how people do it with children with attachment problems. It's got to be so exhausting.

I'm going to try to get a few sleeps myself!!


ginger said...

That is so sweet!!!! I am sure that he knows who you are. The bonding part of this is awesome.

The Trace said...

Aw, that is so sweet! I often wonder about children w/bonding problems too. It's one of the reasons we have stayed away from Russian adoption.

Crystal said...

oooh I cannot wait for the snugglin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so so sweet!!!!