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Monday, May 18, 2009

Well our first days home. We are starting to feel human again, and loving getting to see how our family "works" now. I think Mina is really trying to figure out if she likes being a big sister. We are really going to have to work on our sharing. She does really like treating Finn like a baby, but she is not sure if she wants Finn to touch her, her toys, or to be held by us unless she is on our opposite hip. This should be interesting. Finn seems to be doing extremely well, she LOVES to have the freedom to explore the house, she LOVES her grandparents and Aunt Jenny, she LOVES our dog, Maggie. While we were in China she threw several tantrums a day but we really haven't seen any since we have been home, which is really nice. She has a doctor appointment in a few hours so we will see how she likes her car seat again. I would normally wait to take her to the Dr. as I know it will be quite traumatic (judging from the quick medical exam while in China) but she has quite a large bump on her head that we keep trying to figure out and we are still not sure what it is.. We need a Dr. to take a look at it, as it seems to be getting worse. We shall see. Thank you all for the well wishes, it is so great to be home! Thanks Mollie and Sarabeth for coordinating and putting up the adorable stork to Welcome Finn home!! I can't wait to give you your squeaky shoe collection!


Our first so-so attempt at a family photo.  Not the best for sure but there was no way I was going to pull out my crazy "I need the perfect family photo attitude". It wasn't in the cards, and I'm glad I let it go.  We are all here we all look awake, good enough for today. 
Open wide baby! Mina loves to "baby" Finn, and she does a great job playing the big sister.  I had figured this is how she would need to adjust to Finn, as her compliant underling.  Hopefully soon they can play better side by side. 

My two peas in a pod.  


9 comments:

fullertribe said...

Amy,
I'm so glad that things are going so well at home. Keep us posted on how the doctor appointment went.

Kathleen said...

Seriously - I'm obsessed with checking your blog. Thanks for the update - will be saying prayers that the "bump" is nothing to be concerned about. SO glad you are back home with ALL your family now! It's taking everytning in me not to do a drive-by and see if I can catch you outside...(or peek in the window... : )

Jennifer Barbee said...

Glad to see you all safely at home......

Sarabeth Hudson said...

That is one LARGE stork! It looks especially big with Finn next to it. Hope you are getting settled and getting some time to just be. See you soon! <3

dale said...

Happy you are home with your family.

Michelle said...

Glad to see you made it home safely. Hope the doctor visit goes well.

monica said...

Welcome home, Amy and family! I had to play catch up after a busy few days myself but I couldn't wait to see pictures of you back with your kids. Good luck with the doctor--keep us posted. Love and blessings, Monica

Jennifer Barbee said...

Hope the doctor's appointment with went well.

Truly Blessed said...

Amy,

So glad you're home (sorry, haven't checked in on you all in a couple of days -- we've been busy getting our oldest son graduated from high school!).

As for Mina and Finn, one baby on each hip, sorry, but you might need to get used to that! We've had Ella with us for just about 11 months now, and quite often I'm still carrying both of them around. Good upper body workout, I keep telling myself!

Katie also loves to treat Ella like a baby. Ella will take only so much of it before the toddler tiger in her roars...loudly! Don't worry, time will be an ally to your girls, and they'll settle into a routine sooner or later. In the meantime, when both need to be "on" Mommy, do yourself a favor and sit down with a stack of books and a girl on each leg -- it's WAY easier on your back than lugging them both around at the same time!

So glad to hear that Finn's bump is not serious. I know that has bothered you from the beginning. Get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather with your beautiful kids!!

Oh, don't forget to post "reunion" photos -- we can't wait to see the older kids meeting their newest little sister!