I can't believe it we have been home for two weeks!
We arrived at the Boston Airport on Saturday around 2:00 pm, we were greeted by Benjamin, Michael, Grandma, Grandpa, and The Steiger Family. We hung out at the airport to talk and play on the playground for a while. We then made the two hour drive home. Daniel's first car seat ride went well, he slept the whole way home. We arrived home a little after 6:00 and Lori and Daniel were in bed by a little after 7:00. We had been traveling for 30 hours. Sunday we just took our time getting around and just hung out. The first couple of days Daniel was terrified of the dog and wanted to be right with us. His sleeping habits were rough. He was not used to the eight hour time difference or the new schedules. He was used to getting bottles every two hours and woke up in the night for bottles. He was using his bottle for a pacifier. We went to the doctor on Monday morning, he weighed 21.7 pounds and was 30 1/2 inches. He got a clean bill of health. We were sent to the lab to take stool samples and have blood drawn. I thought I took a lot of stool, but they sent me home with two more containers. They took 8 vials of blood from his arm and did a finger prick for his lead level test. We then headed home for the rest of the day. On Tuesday he was running a fever, congested, vomiting, and just miserable.... So Wednesday was much of the same. On Thursday Grandma and Grandpa headed home and we went back to the doctor. He now had an ear infection, upper respiratory infection, viral and bacterial infections. We finally started to turn the corner on late Friday. On Saturday he went with us to the farm for Benjamin's friend's birthday party. On Sunday he had his first visit to church. he was quite the center of attention. I have to say though as soon as the songs ended and our minister started preaching he went right to sleep and slept the rest of the service. (I don't think that will happen again) Well that was the end of week one.
We are more adjusted, and Daniel is feeling at home. He actually touched the dog tonight and then screamed. We have switched from formula to whole milk. Mom was mean and took away the bottle.... we now just have the sippy cup (that was one long rough night.) Daniel was kindergarten show and tell (3rd grade show and tell is tomorrow and 6th grade on Tuesday). He has had many firsts... the first grocery cart ride, the first stroller ride, the first piece of pizza, the first Mc Donalds happy meal, etc...... he is doing great he is so full of energy and just loves to play and laugh. He loves to copy his siblings and make them laugh. He loves being the center of attention. In fact last night I was talking to another mom while holding him and he started getting really loud, so that we would pay attention to him.
I tried taking some pictures of the kids tonight, Daniel had his own ideas... I would sit him down and try to snap the picture and he would run away or tickle one of the kids or give them a big slobbery kiss, or what ever to cause trouble. So here are the best of pictures that I got. I hope you enjoy them.