Monday, July 28, 2008
G and R...and boy, is the new Mom TIRED
We were up EARLY today - 5 a.m. Early for me anyway. The Minute went to bed at 5 pm last night and slept ALL THE WAY THROUGH to 5 this a.m., so I guess I should be pleased. We did have a tiny tastes of demon Minh (so all you out there secretly jealous he's such an easy baby, don't worry. We are getting a feel for what he'll be like in full-tilt meltdown). I came back from breky w/ Minute b/c T was eating more and I wanted to get Minute ready for the day. We came back to the room and after the face-plant, got very cranky. I know, big surprise. But I'm not sure they were related. I think it was mainly that I made him stop playing with my computer (now when Minh comes near the computer, it whimpers and tries to hide. Poor little computer.). Anyway, he was pitching himself all around, throwing his toys on the floor, hitting me, and then he grabbed my nice long hair and yanked (which is why my hair is now pulled back in ALL photos from here on out).
Anyway, I put him forward facing in the mya-wrap and he zonked right out. TG. On to the G and R, which was not bad, but the room was HOT and smelled like someone took their smelly feet, walked through rotten fish, and then added some stale urine to the mix just for some variety. The ceremony was short and Minute was in full-on adorable mode (see picture above with his jaunty little hat). He is amazing in the sense that he is quite shy and calms down and gets quiet when in public. It's as tho' he's a different critter. When we get him in the room alone, his charm just ratchets up and the smiles, the talking, and the charm just come right out! You'll see what I mean when you first meet him. He'll be quiet, calm, no smiles, and wide eyes. Once he warms up, this little piggy will steal your heart. (He might even warm the heart of my MIL... but that remains to be seen).
We came back to the room after the G and R, and sadly, I am still feeling worn out and sort of not 100% healthy yet, so today has really worn me out...oh, and yesterday didn't hurt either. So I've seen almost nothing of the city, and spent almost all my time in our room. BUT, I plan to head out momentarily to visit the market or something to get a sense of the area we are in. And grab a few more photos, too!!
This little dude continues to be wonderful, with only the occasional little moment of petulance (see, he IS related to me!!); but he's learning us, testing us, and making sure he choose the right parents. So far so good!