One Week

One week ago we took custody of our Davy. What a week it has been! We have been on 3 different airplanes, experienced 4 take off and landings. This week she has slept at the her care center in Addis, the guest house in Addis, an airplane from Addis to Washington DC, DC to Denver, the Denver Airport, and finally PDX. Our girl has been on a bus, a tram, an elevator, and escalator and a car seat. She has been to Target. She has met her grandmother. She has pet a cat and two dogs. This has been a big week for her indeed. Us too. Prior to taking custody I had never given a baby a bath, changed a diaper or fed a baby a bottle. I have no idea what rock I have been living under, but this new momma has a huge learning curve.

So how is it going? We are doing pretty well! Fortunately we were granted the most chilled out baby on the planet. She has had a few really bad moments (I was actually relieved when they happened, I was starting to get worried that maybe she was TOO chill). Mostly, she is pretty happy and easy going. The bonding and attaching thing is coming a long. I am not going to kid myself that we are there yet- this stuff takes time- but so far we all really like each other. She is happy when she sees us and lets us sooth her. If we are with a bunch of other adults- she still doesn’t quite gravitate towards us, but we know it’s just a matter of time. She will get there. So will we.

This week has been a big week for all of us. We are looking forward to being mellow and just chilling out over the next while. We are totally without any routine. We are all jetlagged and have our nights and days mixed up. Again, this will just take time, I am not worried about it. Here are some photos from Davy’s first big week with us:


at the Care Center in Addis. Since taking custody she has gained weight, started crawling and is cutting 4 teeth.


She is already SO over us.


my favorite


she loves this


you can get one of these at the apple store


I love the nose wrinkle


this is why I have her cold


traveling with a baby really isn’t that hard


airport in Addis


Enroute Addis to DC


DC Airport Bus


DC to Denver


Denver to PDX


Mt Hood


Finally Home…oh wait that’s not Davy.

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8 thoughts on “One Week

  1. (apologies if this is dual post but it looked like my other comment got eated!)

    Zomgar, Liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiissssaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Adorable Times Fiftyeleven!! ♥&hearts♥

  2. I love those photos. Your index finger will get overworked the next few months. I remember wanting to document EVERYTHING when we first brought Little Babes to Portland.

    Yay for cute little babies with sweet curls!!

  3. the suitcase photo still has me grinning. you two are naturals at this parenting gig, and for once i am not being the tiniest bit sarcastic. as first weeks go, this one was a beauty.

  4. She is gorgeous!!!! Don’t worry new mommy (and Daddy), it will all come to you and it will all work out just peachy! Enjoy your new little one and soack up all the glorious newness of it all!

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