Sunday, June 3, 2012

5 Weeks Home

It's hard to believe that we have been home for 5 weeks!
Here's some things we've learned about Gavin:

5 Loves...
dogs, anything with water, grapes and watermelon, Pororo, sweets

5 Things that are eh...
getting our hands and face wiped, diaper changes, broccoli, red meat, going to sleep

5 Words We Can Say
...okay I'm breaking the 5 rule right now and of course some of the words only Matt and I can probably understand  ;-)
hi, umma, appa, mama, dada, up, uh oh, all done, I, help, egg, Ace, Gracie
CHEESE!!!-yes I love that he can say the word cheese-he was definitely meant for us! 

Each week we notice something new. 

Around week 4 Gavin started to really babble a lot. It's fun to listen to him. He loves to talk on the phone whether someone is on the other end or not. 

He also began to play with some of his toys. He really enjoys his toys that make music. 

He is warming up to Matt, especially on the weekends. He will let Matt carry him when we are not at home. During the week they go to the park or on a walk together and then I finish up the bedtime routines since Gavin is still a tad wary of Matt at home. 

Nights are still a work in progress, or sleep in general. This is something that the foster family had mentioned in a letter to us, so it was something we knew we would probably be working on for awhile. 

We or I actually had the first visit post placement visit with our social worker. 
2 Thumbs Up!
She says he's doing remarkably well for being home for such a short amount of time! 

One last thing...
the other day Gavin's bedroom door was actually closed and all of sudden there he was with the door open. Matt wondered if we had shut the door all of the way or not. So, we made sure that the door was shut (Matt was in the room with him) and after a few seconds the door opened. After playing with the door awhile, it appears that Gavin can open a door with a round door knob if he's pulling the door...I'm sure that he will discover he can push the door while turning the knob will occur fairly soon...

1 comment:

  1. He is such a gift and you and Matt are remarkable parents! You're doing such a great job sweet friend! Love you all. xx