Monday, September 21, 2009

Awesome Cloud!

We got him. He is the sweetest little thing on the face of the earth. Right now he's having a crying jag, probably one of the longest of his life - the orphanage director told us he hardly ever cries for a long time. But he's very gentle, he doesn't flail about even when he's wailing, and his favorite coping mechanism other than crying is rocking side to side. We're taking turns holding him. Hug therapy! Thanks, Lori!

Verdict: AwesomeCloud is Awesome.

Yay! Spread the news!

He's not eating yet. He keeps showing interest, but as soon as he stops crying and gets the bottle in his mouth, he acts startled at his own quietness and goes back to crying again. Silly kiddo. Gotta drink sometime.

The worst thing is the gradual heavyness of his body when you hold him for a long time. At least he's not being actively difficult to hold, but he's not exactly cooperating either.

Thus we become parents.


  1. Yay yay yay yay!!!! Not to overuse the word, but that is AWESOME! Congratulations you three, you all really deserve this happiness. I'm so very happy for you!

  2. Congratulations I can't wait to see pictures KAte.

  3. I am SO INCREDIBLY HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS!!!! *hugs you all tight* Hang in there sweetie - it takes time, but it's worth it. Promise.

  4. Crying is a good sign, he's mourning :(
    Wishing you peace and some good smiles/giggles in the NEAR future! Congratulations!

  5. I have attempted to post three times today and the Internet gremlins are apparently hungry and are eating my comments! I had a three paragraph one originally but am too flu muddled to try and replicate it. So I'll just sum it up by saying YAY! I am so excited for you both. Love you guys and can't wait to meet the new baby.

  6. And you're off! Congrats--and yes, they are easier to hold when they sort of participate. Otherwise, the sack of flour effect gets tough!

    Happy for you.

  7. Yeah!! Congratulations! You'll be amazed by the huge arm muscles you'll develop:)

  8. My little baby is becoming a Mom!
    Tears of joy keep streaming down my face,
    Can't wait to see my new grandson.
    Love & kisses to the 3 of you.

  9. We are so excited for you all! Now you will really know what it means to be tired! He is absolutely beautiful, we can't wait to meet him! -Val

  10. Huzzah!!!! =)

    Stroking skin at the caressing speed actually releases endorphins. Might help. You're probably already doing it.

    Distraction with toys can help. Maybe singing or music... Got a lullaby handy?

  11. I've been reading about your adventures everyday. I'm soooooooo glad you got to experience the wonders of China and meet your new son! This is AWESOME! Congrats to both of you!


  12. Yay, congrats! Sorry I don't have any helpful wisdom to dispense right now. But I'm so very happy for you all! *hugs* all around.