Two Weeks Home

There are times when I glance in my rear view mirror and see his almond shaped eyes that I’m completely overcome with emotion at the fact that he is really is home. Then there are times that it feels like he has been with us forever. To say that we have come far in the past two weeks would be an understatement. We have come FAR!  Looking back on those first few days in Seoul I can see now what a sad boy we had…even in pictures he doesn’t look like the bubbly, sweet Maddox that runs up and down the hallways here now. It’s amazing to see his progression and we are so happy to know that he is starting to feel like this is home.

We had a small setback this week when David was hospitalized on Monday for colitis. Apparently, the one meal we have eaten out since we have been home contained some bad sushi…that only David ate (Praise God). So, for 4 days we had a very sick daddy. I’m so thankful for friends and family that pitched in to help this crazy mama. The big kids had VBS and a sleepover with my parents while Maddox and I did a lot of camping out at the hospital. It wasn’t ideal but we made it work and thankfully he was discharged on Thursday afternoon.

Other than that, we have been doing really well. In honor of being home two weeks I wanted to share a few things about our new little guy!

~ He LOVES bath time….like water splashing everywhere, crying when it’s time to get out kind of love!

~ He eats everything. The only food he hasn’t gobbled right up is grapes and diced pears. He holds food in his cheeks like a squirrel…control issues much? ; )

~ He is sleeping like a champ. Normally he will go down around 8 pm and wake up around 7 am. Actually getting him to get to sleep can sometimes be a challenge but hey it’s only been two weeks, right?

~When we say “bye bye” he waves.

~ We play this game where we point to his nose and say “Jeong-hwan’s nose” and then point to my nose and say “umma’s nose”. Finally this week he will play back and point to his own nose when we say it. So fun to watch him soak up language and learn things.

~ Maddox and Dawson are the cutest little pair and watching them grow into brothers has been joy to my heart. Today I walked into the hall just in time to watch Maddox reach out to Dawson and give him an unsolicited hug. I may have shed a tear.

Life is good and we praise God for His goodness!

On Friday we spent the afternoon at my parents house to celebrate my dad’s birthday. It was Maddox’s first time out there and he had a blast hanging out by the pool. While we were in Korea my dad had been working on some swimming skills with the big kids and they were very eager to show off their new moves. We had a fun afternoon! Here are a few pictures:

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2 thoughts on “Two Weeks Home

  1. 매일매일 정환이를 위해 기도할때마다
    좋은 부모님을 만난것은 신의 은총이라고 생각합니다.
    이 블로그에 들릴때면 정환이와 함께했던 시간들이
    웃음과 함께 떠오르곤 합니다. 사진들과 글을 올려주심에 감사하고 있습니다. David의 빠른 완쾌를 바라고, 아버지의 생신을 진심으로 축하드립니다! 감사합니다! 신의 은총이 당신의 가족과 함께하시길: )
    Every day! whenever i pray for Maddox, i think that he met a good parents by the grace of God.
    When i visit your blog, i think about the time we were together at the past and smile.
    We are thank you to update pictures and posts.
    I hope David get well soon and i would like to offer your dad’s birthday my belated Congratulation! Thank you so much! God bless your family : )

  2. We LOVE hearing from you and we hope you are doing well! Do you have a new baby now? Is it a boy or girl? We hope to mail some pictures to you soon!! : ) We pray for you guys everyday. Maddox is sleeping with the towel you went every night. He rubs it as he goes to sleep. I know he misses you. He really is doing so well and we are thankful for all the love you gave him! I’m so glad you come to the blog and see his pictures. It makes me smile to know you can keep up with how he is doing. Thank you for the well wishes for David. God bless you!

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