Now Playing: May 24th
Eli has been in country for 11 weeks now and the travel experience seems like it was ions ago. Eli has really adjusted well and he is a really good and happy baby. He is now 14 months old and is almost walking. Once in awhile he will forget he can't walk yet,let go of the piece of furniture and take about 6 or 7 steps before falling. He has received his first black eye and Grandpa and I were the culprits :(
I took away his bottle about a week before I started back to work and he is doing great with the sippy cup. I switched to a different daycare because of too many red flags am very satisfied with the new daycare he is going to.
When he first arrived, he could say Mama and da-which means Yes in the Russian language. He can now tell me how a cow sounds, No, Ball, and alot of jibber-jabber, which consists of new sounds daily.
He no longer likes to be rocked to sleep :(, but would rather lay in his crib and talk to himself for an hour before falling asleep.
He has been easy to take care-he has slept through the night all but once and then I picked him up, held him for a minute, then told him it was time to go to sleep-laid him down and he slept the rest of the evening.
He spent his first night away from home last Friday at Grandma and Grandpa's house. He was great and they had alot of fun showing him off to everyone.
When I brought him to the states, his doctor said he was in the lower 25% of his weight class, but his last wellness check confirmed he is now in the upper 25% of his weight class.
I've got alot of legal paperwork that is work in process with my attorney who is registering the foreign adoption This will allow me to get an Indiana birth certificate (right now his birth certificate is in Russian). After I receive the birth certificate, then I can apply for a social security number for him. I also need to visit my attorney to have a will made as well as assign guardianship if ever it is needed.
I walked in the Race for the Cure and took him in the stroller-It was about an hour walk and he did great-he just watched everyone until he finally fell asleep.
I'm will be updating this site periodically and will include the website that has updated pics of him.
Thanks for reading :)