Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or
slow to do the humble work.

- Mother Teresa

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I am the proud mom to 6 kids: Natasha, 24, Nikolai, 20, Reese, 20, Maylee, 14, Erik, 10 and Violet, 7. The kids come from Russia, Ukraine and China; I'm so proud of my family sometimes I think I'll burst and I needed an outlet for it - so I've created this weblog. :o)
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

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Sunday, September 6, 2009
Of course, it's not *really* just another Sunday. It's Erik's first Sunday at home!! He's doing so well. He hasn't slept much at all the past 2 days/nights and I was finding myself getting a little frustrated at him and his increasing grumpiness, but last night, praise God, he slept 13 hours straight!!! He woke up, got bathed, fed and generally cleaned up and was soooo happy!! He was so cute! So cuddly and funny and everything wonderful. What a difference SLEEP makes!!

Here he is last night, konking out on the Big Bed at 7pm. He sleeps in the most horrible positions like I've seen pictures of other kids with Down's do! Ick!! Fortunately, he has no problem sleeping in his crib in his room - it's just tough for him to actually *fall asleep* in there. Eventually he will, we hope...!


What can I say? The boy LOVES to take a bath!! Doesn't freak if the water's in his face or anything. The only thing he doesn't like is when I shampoo his hair. It's not the water that's the problem - I think he doesn't like the "head scrubbing"!


Awww... Isn't this the sweetest?? Mark with two of his great loves: his piano, and his new son.

I KNOW you're supposed to keep things low key at first, but he's doing SO well adjusting to new things and I do have other kids to take care of and entertain, so today we went to the mall! He did fine, like he goes to the mall every Sunday. He loves to look out of the window of the van, and has a GREAT view from his seat. (Reese took this one.)

"Are you almost done blogging, Mom?"

4 comments:

hadassahrose said...

Aww... he's cute. Maybe he needs to go no 'poo (shampoo) like I did, haha. ;)

I found your blog while hopping from one to another.

Peace.

soontobemomof9 said...

He is just so cute!

Amy L said...

When Jimmy was younger, he would sleep like that too. I would go in later and check on him and then unfold him.:):)
Amy

Carmen said...

Soooo precious! I'm loving all of the pictures!

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