We have had a rough start, but things are getting better. Andrei is sleeping through the night and taking naps without much difficulty. He enjoys being hugged and snuggled, and he is beginning to ask for "lovesies" as he calls them. Yesterday, he asked Randell for help without being prompted. Eating is also getting better. He is always willing to try something, but does not always like it. We have found a few things that he is eating regularly; sticky rice, toddler turkey little "sticks", Rice Crispy cereal, Fruit Loops, chicken broth, any fruits, boiled eggs, and peanut butter sandwich today. We tried baby food, oatmeal, malt-o-meal, and mash potatoes but did not have much success.
While we were going through the adoption process, I thought that was going to be the most difficult part. The reality is that the work starts now. Adoption is not sugar and spice and everything nice as Randell says. It is hard work to bond for all of us, but it is worth every minute. Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we bond as a family.