Thursday, June 12, 2008

Almost packed

We're getting ready to leave last tonight. We're packing, making one last trip to FoodLand, and planning on an outing at the pool for one last giggle session before we have to check out of the hotel at 4pm.

Contrary to what this photo might suggest, T is becoming more and more agitated and difficult to keep happy. We think he's finally starting to realize he's not returning to his foster family. It might have taken longer to sink in because his family was so large he was used to going to many different people all the time. But now, he's been with us for 3 days and he's starting to wonder where everyone else is. Why is he stuck with us? He's crying more and we can't calm him as easily with food, a bottle, or toys. He doesn't like being in one place (especially the hotel room) for more than 45 minutes at the most. We are pretty nervous about the plane trip.

We're a little unsure about how to handle his crying. If he's missing his family, he may just need to cry for awhile. But if he's simply sick of being stuck here with no routine, we want to keep changing the scenery to keep him calm. I cannot wait to be back home.

Right now he's napping and alternating between crying and snoring. He must be missing home.

Wish us luck on the flight!

-Robin

10 comments:

Farrah and Jed said...

Good luck...It will be fine. just keep your faith! he will be fine of coarse he is going to grieve and it will get worse before it gets better but it will get better I promise you!!!

He is adorably amazing....and I can't wait until you are home with him..

Jessica said...

You'll do fine. He sure is handsome. Maybe buy him some more Pocky (those pretzel snacks) for munching so they're familiar. Good luck!

Melissa May said...

He's probably quite mixed up... between not knowing if he's going back or knowing where you guys are going and if he's going with you... But you'll make it!!! Sooner than you know it you'll be home and be offering advice to the rest of us. : ) And even if he doesn't know it yet, you're giving him the best gift ever: your hearts full of love! Exactly what he needs...

Gator said...

Good luck, we're all hoping it goes as smoothly as possible for you. And thank you so much for the video last night, it was amazing! We'll see you soon!

Courtney said...

Good luck on the way home. We have our hands full! Let me know what works on the plane.

Jim & Courtney

Anonymous said...

This is obviously such a confusing time for him. But you two seem to be pretty patient and loving folks. I hope at the end of the day, he realizes that you two aren't going anywhere and then the real trust will start to build up.

Best of luck to you both, esp on the flight back :)

Anonymous said...

I'm certain you will do fine in the plane - it might be different enough of an experience that he will do better - just move all you can and let him crawl - I'm sending out a prayer for you. Been there and we can totally relate

Hirally

Becky said...

Your flight will be just fine. He is adorable! I'm so happy for you two. Have a safe flight back to the very wet midwest!

Becky

Rosemary said...

We'll be hoping that the trip home is peaceful for beautiful Thanu and restful for both of you! Sounds like you guys are doing a great job so far.

The Whole Crew said...

You are on the plane right now! Hope it is going well! Sending good thoughts...