Sunday, July 29, 2012

Settling In

Elvie is settling into her new home nicely.  She's a pretty portable baby, mostly because that's all she's ever known.  While we'd like to give her a bit more stability in everything, including sleeping arrangements, it sure is nice that we can just tote her around the house with us.  I am still too nervous to leave her sleeping in another room for long without any of us observing the rise and fall of her chest.  Besides, who wouldn't want to look at this all the time?

portable baby sleeps in the kitchen

Zinashi is back to her old routine, leaving her pajamas on until the afternoon and putting all sorts of toys in bags, then telling us she is going on a trip.  She was kind enough to pack a bag for Elvie as well today, full of whatever toys Elvie might need for the imaginary journey.  I'm not sure how far you can get with a stuffed duck and a few rattles when you're still formula and diaper dependent, but it's a good start.

nikki the grownup, who lives in london

I love being home.  It feels like it was a very long time coming, like weren't ever really here between the day we left for Ethiopia and now.  There is a lot to catch up on.  So far I have caught up on bills and removing rotting food from the refrigerator; both seemed to be pretty pressing.  I also hope to change the cat litter before the weekend is through.  As you can see, my life has taken a turn for the exciting now that all four of us are at home.  I do hope you'll stick around for the next thrilling chapter, which may or may not include recommendations for avoiding lines at the grocery.  It will undoubtedly include baby pictures, and I know you'll be back for those.

Happy Weekend, fine internet friends.


  1. Congratulations on making it home! Love the pictures of your girls.

  2. Yay! What a great feeling to be home with the whole family together. Enjoy it.


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