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.