Blog about our journey of adopting a baby boy and girl from Korea.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
A Fun-Filled Day 1!
After arriving home from the airport late Friday night, we sat down in the family room with Zander and started to explore some of his new toys including his little Zander-chair (name embroidered on seat back).
He smiled a lot and seemed very curious about his new surroundings! Then, off to bed at about 12:30 am. After some early crying and squirming, Zander fell asleep... and then so did Mommy and Daddy. He moves around a lot in his sleep, but stayed asleep until about 7:30am when he cried for his bottle. After downing a bottle and a quick change, he fell back asleep until about 12:30 pm!! Here's a pic of Zander, Dooly, Jim and Scoob during their late morning snooze.
Eventually, we got Zander up and then spent the day exploring more of the house, eating and playing with more toys! Here's a pic of one of his new favorite toys (a gift from Zander's #1 blog fans Mary, John, and Coleman) that lights up and spins around. This one was a great distraction on the airplane, too!
He's a total joy. Smiling a lot, laughing -- and the day has flown by! Here are some other highlights of the day!
We continue to be spoiled - Heather brought us a delicious chicken stir-fry dinner complete with chocolate chip oatmeal cookies! We were planning to give Zander his first bath in the evening - but it was already getting late, and he seemed pretty tired, so we called it a night and hit the sack at ~10pm. All seemed fine and dandy... until Zander initiated a mandatory midnight-4:00am play session!! We are hopeful this is a result of jet lag vs. a normal pattern. Fortunately, we were all able to enjoy two, four-hour blocks of sleep after that - 4:00am-8:00am and then again from ~8:00 to noon. Now we are getting ready for that bath!!
Once again, we wanted to say thanks to everyone who has supported us throughout our journey. It's been a really special experience that we'll never forget, and we've loved all of the comments on the blog, phone calls, text messages, emails, prayers, and everything else that all of our wonderful family and friends have done on our behalf! We love you all!!!
Baby Boy Wilson was born on April 17, 2009 in Seoul, South Korea. On his first birthday, we named him Alexander Kim Wilson. We welcomed him home on June 11, 2010 - about a week before he turned 14 months old.
Baby Girl Wilson was born on January 7, 2011 in Seoul, South Korea. On Valentine's Day (shortly after her first birthday), we named her Kiana Park Wilson. We were delighted to welcome her home on April 14, 2012 at the age of 15 months - about six months earlier than we were expecting!