Monday, July 9, 2012

The Road Ahead


elvie asleep

I was all set to post something about cocooning.  I even started writing it last night, but kept nodding off while typing.  I guess it doesn't matter so much now.  We still intend to cocoon as much as possible, by which I mean keep people out of our house for a certain period of time and keep the baby in to help her adjust and attach to us, but now there's just not time to do it the way we intended to.  I hoped that we could keep her stable health and nutritionwise for a couple of weeks, but our international adoption doctor has advised that we not wait on anything.  She needs medical care for myriad issues, and she needs it as soon as we can get it.  So much for keeping her in the house for two full weeks and keeping everyone else out.  At least our international adoption specialist makes house calls.

So that's where we are.  I'm trying to function with jet lag and being up with the baby every night, as Jarod had to go back to work today, and while I can stumble around in a caffeinated fog, he cannot.  I want Elvie to be healthy.  I want to stop seeing her ribs every time I change her shirt.  I want her to eat a full bottle and grow and grow and grow.  So we'll be working on that.  We'll be working on that really hard.

13 comments:

  1. you know i'm here and listening. I can't usually comment because of the tears flowing. but know- know you and her are deep in my heart. ever so happy you got to her now- rather than later

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  2. Sending thoughts and prayers your way! Nice that one doc will come to you.

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  3. Praying for all of you.

    Karen

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  4. I think you are trying to balance her emotional health and physical health at the same time and physical health probably comes first for now. You are such a great mother I think it will be fine.

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  5. Thinking of you... I know how hard these days are.

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  6. Just lots of hugs and lots of prayers for Elvie & your new family.

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  7. Please do not be shy, and feel free to reach out and let me know if you need anything. Someone to play with Z, some groceries/diapers delivered to your front door, a cleaned kitchen while you nap, whatever, I'm around.

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  8. Just a stranger letting you know that your family and that precious little one are in our prayers.

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  9. Wishing Elvie lots of empty bottles, full belly and nicely padded ribs. What matters so much is that you will be WITH her while she goes through whatever medical care she needs and heals. She will see that you are there, always there, making it better.

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  10. Sending you good energies.

    You are all in my thoughts.

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