Our Ethiopian Adoption Journey

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Our first week at home!

Our first week home went very well except for the jet lag. Isaac is adjusting extremely well but he had diffculty with the 7hr time change. For the first few days, he woke up briefly a couple times a night but for the last 2 nights he has slept through the entire night. I can't say that we are sleep deprived, he is a great sleeper! He also has 2 one and a half hour naps a day, but the rest of the time he's a baby on the move! He loves his new room and all his new toys.

It has been a busy week. We took Isaac to get his health card and his passport photos done.  He had his first doctor's appointment here in Canada and he is a healthy little boy. He went for lots of walks and visits with Granny and Grandpa.  He visited with Oma and Opa (James' parents) on Sunday.  He loves playing with his cousins and his Auntie Steph and Uncle Neil.  He's met quite a few people over the past week and he just loves all the attention.  James took him for his first Daddy and son outing.  They went to a market to buy plants for the vegetable garden then they went to visit our friend's in Toronto. I had the morning to myself which was nice to get some things done. Isaac had a great time!  Yesterday we spent the afternoon at the Toronto Zoo with Uncle Neil, Avery, and Kinleigh.  Isaac loved the giraffes!

Isaac is attaching to us really well and he definitely seems to know who his Mommy and Daddy are.  We are being cautious to limit the amount of time he spends with other people for the first few weeks to help with the bonding process.  We are the only ones that feed him, soothe him, change him during this time.  We are very pleased with how Isaac is attaching to us considering he has been with us for only 2 weeks now.  He is such an adorable little boy! He is a dream come true!


  1. Oh welcome home !!!!!!
    So glad to see the photos of life here, and love that booster on the stroller.
    Thanks for sharing , all the details keep me charged up.

  2. It's great to hear how well you're all doing!! Jet lag is a tough one for sure but hopefully the worst is behind you.

    It's fun to hear of all the outings and adventures you're sharing together as a family. Isaac is as adoable as ever!!


  3. Dawn and James, I am so excited for you guys and your little man! I would love to get together with you some time, Dawn and learn from you, if you wouldn't mind. Like I shared, we want to adopt and I think we could learn so much from you guys! Lucy and Mark