Sunday, March 1, 2009

Small update...

Just a quick update. We are all doing well. Ayana seems to have an ear infection in both ears, respiratory issues with cough and a constantly running nose. Addis is 10 hours ahead of us and we were on a plane for two days so our internal clock is totally messed up. Ayana was up at 2:00 AM but that was ok becasue i was up from midnight to 5:00Am . It's hard to get back on track. I am hoping I can get Ayana into the doctor tomorrow. Despite not feeling well, she is very happy. Savannah is very good with her like I knew she would be and she already loves her daddy.

Our neighbors were awesome when we returned. They had hung a banner above Ayana's room that said, Welcome home Ayana and it had a light that spotlighted it so when we got home we could see it. They also all got together and planned balloons, cake with Ethiopia colors and a dinner. Wow, that was so sweet and unexpected. So cool!

My mom flew in today to see her new grandbaby and to help us get some rest. She is already cooking up a storm. Gotta love it!

I promise to post about the trip after I get some rest.













21 comments:

Angela said...

She is soooo cute!! It's sweet she's already bonded to her daddy. Both of them asleep. That's just what everyone needs.

I hope you get to see the doc tommorow.

Leah Reeves said...

Love all the pictures!
When is the next Dallas Ethiopia Babies get together? Maybe we will come to Dallas for the day to meet this beautiful baby in person.

Get some Rest!

Leah

Mona said...

Absolutely Beautiful! Welcome back home, I am so happy she is finally with you. Hope you all get some sleep and that Ayana is feeling better in no time at all.

J, A and T said...

WELCOME HOME!!!!!

Rebecca said...

She's precious! So excited you guys are home with your sweet girl. Go to sleep :) It's a little bit of an adjustment with the jet lag and all!

A said...

Welcome home! Your daughter is beautiful! Ella came home with the same crud--the ears and the chest congestion. It is no fun seeing your baby sick but I am glad she is happy. It took us about two weeks to get into a normal sleep routine. I am glad your mom is there to help. Enjoy being home with your sweet baby.

Domestic Goddess said...

I love the pictures with Savannah and Ayana, I bet Savvy is having a blast, she is such a great big sister. I am glad that Grandma will be there to help out, AND COOK!!!! That will be a great chance for you guys to get some much needed rest & she will have a great time getting to know Ayana. We miss you guys! Love you!

Autumn said...

She is so gorgeous! I am so jealous that Mom gets to be down there with you guys for a while! I want to call you but I am afraid that you will be exhausted or will be sleeping--if you are up all night then when do you sleep? I am jealous but I am glad that Mom is there to help make sure you can get some rest! I love you guys and miss you so much! I WISH I WAS THERE SO BAD!!!

Lori S said...

I love the pictures! Such a beautiful family!

Kristi J said...

Oh, you're home and she's beautiful...congrats..can't wait to see more, kj

L & J Gutwein said...

Everything is beautiful. Congratulations :). Love, J

Chantelle Becking said...

Yee ha! You are home! I am so happy to see this child in her new home!!! PRaise God! The long journey is finished! Now for real life together. I am so so happy for you guys!
Ayana is just beautiful and I am happy to hear she is happy in spite of being under the weather.
Yeah!

Trendy Mindy said...

Gorgeous pics Amber! I love the banner what great friends!
I love her pink room - pink is my favorite color for baby girls!

dan and rachel said...

she is just gorgeous! i hope she is feeling better soon!

what a great homecoming welcome!

~Laura~ said...

welcome home!! She's amazing! :)

ronda said...

yeah - we are sooo excited for you all. now i have more than one reason to visit the metroplex area!!

Lisa and Cory said...

Hi Amber,

So glad to hear all is well and everyone is home safe and sound. She reminds me so much of Weredesh with her petite little features!

Just a suggestion for when you go to the doctor...Weredesh also had ear infections in both ears and at the orphanage they had been giving her amoxicillin which did not work. When we got home the pediatrician put her on a different stronger antibiotic to find that it didn't work either. After doing an ear culture we found she had a rare bacterial infection that normal antibiotics couldn't kill. They ended up giving her some drops that are used for eye infections but can be used on the ear. They cleared up in about a week after getting the right treatment. Since they were both in the same orphanage, you might ask them to do an ear culture rather than waste a few weeks on an antibiotic that might not work. Let me know if you need more information, such as the name of the antibiotic drops and I'll get it for you. CONGRATS AGAIN!!!!!

~ lisa

Lisadiana said...

I've been watching your blog for a bit. We too are in the process of bringing home 2 Ethiopian boys but we still have a ways to go. We look forward to hearing about your journey and Congrats! She's beautiful!

Tales From the Director of Joy said...

welcome home. the pictures are priceless. glad your mom is there to spread some "comfort" just as mom's do. she is beautiful and Savannah already looks like the perfect big sister.

blessings to all and prayers for health and for you all to get back on a normal time and routine.

J.T. Oden II (the Real Estate Man) said...

Nice legs Rick!

Dustin & Amy said...

Amber....she is so beautiful!

Welcome home!