Friday, August 21, 2009

back in boston

We arrived back at home around 1pm today. So much to say, but way, way too tired to say it. The little guy is constipated, so he had some major fuss time this evening. Really, it was the most difficulty he's had so far -- usually he is good about his eat, sleep, pee/poop routine. Though, the poop part has definitely become a little tough.

My parents picked us up from the airport. We got so many comments flying home. Everyone wanted to know how old he was and where it was we were going. The first time I told someone that we adopted him and were going home, I started crying. I hadn't been overly emotional about him for a few days and it took me by surprise.

I know it's only a week, but everybody who has heard the word adoption come out of our mouths have been nothing but congratulatory and happy for us. Really, the only curiosity has been about the wait. I know it won't stay like that forever, but I'm glad I haven't had to face anything overly insensitive yet.

So far the animals and Henry are doing well together. Bdog sniffed him a few times, but really showed no interest. When Henry makes a noise or two Bdog's ears go up, but nothing has been at all worrisome so far. The cats have sniffed him as well. Rcat is totally clueless and we have to make sure that he doesn't try to jump in our laps when Henry is in one of our laps, but I think that's do-able. And he should learn. S-cat (I don't want to call her Scat) keeps her distance.

All animals were glad that we returned.

I've been up since about 4 am, so I need some rest before Henry needs another feeding. It's good to be home.


Anonymous said...

Welcome home with your son!

ultimatejourney said...

Welcome back! You picked a good week to be out of town, weather-wise :) Were your parents about to jump out of their skin with excitement at meeting Henry?

Good luck getting settled in at home -- it sounds like things will go smoothly with the pets.

Almamay said...

You must be so happy to be home as a family! I'm so happy for you xoxox

I can totally relate to being on a different emotional than you were expecting. I am usually a big cry baby (happy and bad news) and it's only recently I've become more tearful. Everybody was expecting water works from me early on. I guess it is only starting now because it only seems real now. In any case, enjoy ALL of the emotions.

Hope the baby's poo problem sorts itself out.

Kelly said...

Welcome home!

RB said...

Welcome home! I'm so so so happy for you :)

ME Gregory said...

Yeah you are home safe & sound. Love that you are sleep deprived, and figuring out the baby/animal routine. How normal! You deserve it. Congrats again Mama (and Daddy too).

AshPash said...

Oh....welcome home with your precious Henry!

About stupid people and their owe them NOTHING. They don't need to know the circumstances that led to his adoption, they dobn't need to know costs involved. Nada. So often we feel the pressure to give people the info they ask for but it is not their right to know the details. MOST of the time people are innocently curious. Regardless of anyone's intentions, your son's story is HIS and his alone.

Enjoy this most magical time!

Sue said...

Welcome back!

Anonymous said...

I find that the question is always where did she come from (US or out of the country) and how long did it take us? It seems that everyone has a friend or family member who was burned or waited a long time.

Hopeful Mother said...

I am smiling SO much for you!!!