Monday, October 24, 2005

But I thought I was the baby!


Ahhhhh adjustment...
It's not just Russell, Lydia and myself who are having to adjust it's also the cats. Thusfar no real problems. I've seen far less of Oz (our black cat) than I'm used to. As a matter of fact he hid for about 4 hours when we first came home after he saw Liddy. Samantha is being fearless and Roxanne is being cautious but present. Jack could care less as long as he still gets fed. (We do have our priorities after all.)

As for Lydia ands us...adjustment is coming along, slowly, but coming. The trip home was hard on all of us. We were all sick and cramped for space. (Even with buying Lydia her own seat!) We were quite blessed in that department though. We were not scheduled to sit together on 2 of our three flights (including the 11 hour one) due to our late ticket booking caused by our travel agent cancelling our seats. On the 11 hour flight a gentleman gave up his aisle seat to Russell so we could sit together as a family and on the other flight a couple gave us their first class seats so we could have more room with Lydia. The first night home, we all slept...since then it's been a bit more of an adventure. Lydia thinks night is day and day is night...so I spend most of my night up with her so Russell can sleep as he has work. She is EXTREMELY clingy right now...more so than she was in China. I can only assume this is because the world is totally different to her now than it was before. She is easily agitated, but fortunately easily calmed. She is happy most of the time, but I can tell she is confused and overwhelmed. So are we to be honest. But we are happy and I think she is as well. Now if only the cats would get happy too.

5 Comments:

Blogger Joanna said...

Hi Lissa,

Welcome home. I hear you on the adjustment. It is tough, but so worth it. Miranda and I are still adjusting and while she still clings to me only she is much happier and more adventerous with each passing day. She has learned so much in the month we have been home. I also have cats and was afraid how they would be--especially my youngest who is very jealous. He actually likes the baby!

Good luck! Things will look better once you get over the jet lag!
Joanna

Monday, October 24, 2005 9:44:00 PM  
Blogger rdhdprincess said...

Congratulations! I'm glad you all made it safely home. What a trip! I just wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed reading your blog. The pictures were lovely, and I am so happy for you guys! We brought our little girl home from Guatemala last December, and I remember how wonderful that time was. Congratulations again!
Carrie
(http://rdhdprincess.diaryland.com)

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 10:06:00 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Of course "my" cat Oz would get in the stroller! He's the naughty one after all! I still love you OZ, but I love Lydia too. I'll have time to play with both of you when I come to visit. (Lissa---what a great photo!!)
Laura

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 2:48:00 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Of course "my" cat Oz would get in the stroller! He's the naughty one after all! I still love you OZ, but I love Lydia too. I'll have time to play with both of you when I come to visit. (Lissa---what a great photo!!)
Laura

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 2:48:00 PM  
Blogger Salome's Mom said...

The kitty is very cute!!! I love all black kitties. I think all of them will eventually come around and be comfortable around Liddy.

Yoli

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 8:54:00 PM  

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