Sunday, July 22, 2007

On track

The last few days we've been able to turn the corner (hopefully) with Mikais' sleeping schedule. The past three nights he's been able to go through the night without us having to feed him. This is definitely some good progress. Of course, we're still getting up to sooth him a few times a night but it hasn't been too bad.

On Saturday we took Mikias to get blood drawn for some tests that were recommended by our pediatrician and the adoption agency. We thought we'd be in and out pretty quickly but it turned out to be a bit more of an ordeal than we were expecting. The nurse that was drawing his blood had a difficult time locating a good vein to use. She tried digging at his left arm with the needle for a couple minutes before giving up and moving on to the other arm. This was very hard to watch since Mikias was screaming at the top of his lungs the entire time. Luckily there was a bit more sucess with the other arm. Hopefully we won't have to do that again any time soon. It was 10 times worse than watching him get his shots.

We also had a lot of Joanna's family over on Saturday to celebrate her mom's birthday. It was fun having everyone over. We're still in the honeymoon phase where people don't mind driving all the way out to our house to see us. This will probably wear out fairly soon and we'll have to take the Mikias show on the road.

Today we set up our tent in the backyard in preparation for next weekend's camping trip. We wanted to see if we could fit the pack-and-play and our sleeping bags. It looks like it will work! I can't wait to see how the boy likes camping.


Alison said...

If your tent does not work, you can borrow our tent that is the size of a small hotel.

Good to see you this weekend!

DDK23 said...

Fun camping!
Blood draws are horrible, they are much worse than shots. Chad has gone with us to get Daniel's last 2 shots because I couldn't take it anymore. However they are nothing compared to watching blood draws on a baby. I can't imagine adding struggling to find a vein.
Have fun camping, I think you guys will do great considering how you did in Africa:-)

Anonymous said...

Hey! We can bring our tent too if you want. That way if you get all set up and don't think it will work, you can have a plan B!!! Just let us know! We are looking forward to this weekend!!

~Abby and Rich