In the last 15 days, we've had no less than 35 visitors. Usually 1 a day, some days up to 5 (yesterday). Not sure if it's the amazing coffee we offer our guests, or the super adorable cuddly baby. I'm going with the latter, but I know the former is a great hostessing benefit!!
We are so loved by our friend and family. This is something I already knew, but to see this love and support in action is breathtaking. The UPS man has become very familiar with our porch, our postal worker is getting annoyed with stuffing our mailbox with cards, and every night I run the dishwasher with a load of bottles and coffee mugs used by our guests.
Levi is adjusting really well. It's been two weeks since we have brought him home, and he's starting to smile and make eye contact with us. These are both things he should just be learning to do at this developmental age of his life, but they're also important signs of bonding with me and Herb. At our post-placement home visit on Monday, Herb shared that he treasures interaction with Levi (stares, coos, smiles). My favorite times with Levi are when he's dozing off and nuzzles his nose into my neck; it's so cute.
I just feel so fulfilled. I'm more motivated to keep the house tidy because I have to look at it all the time; it is my office. I feel priveledged to get to be with Levi 24/7, and am doing the very best job that I can to meet his needs and show him my love. I'm honored and blessed that Herb sees it to be so important for me to stay at home with Levi during this time, and I want to make Herb grateful for the decision and make his life easier as a result of that whenever I can.
This is, hands down, the best time of my life.
Oh, and we have the cutest baby. Unfortunately, I can't show you any pictures because blogger is sucking right now. Stay tuned! Also, I'm working on an updated video...