August 9, 2004

I bet you’re wondering how we are doing…

Filed under: Becoming her mom — Tamra @ 3:08 pm

I guess we’re doing as well as can be expected under the circumstances. We are feeling the jet lag HARD and all our muscles are shaky and unresponsive. Rani really likes the boys, almost too much actually. She and Sully have become quite enamored of each other, but I had to put my foot down when she wanted Sully to put her to sleep last night. I told her that Sully is not her mommy, I am her mommy and I put her to sleep. I got her in her PJs, we had family prayer, and I just held her while she cried herself to sleep. She didn’t want my hands to touch her, but she did lay on my arm. She didn’t try to get away either. But at 3AM she wanted Dad to hold her again.

I am dragging this kid out of bed at noon and she’s still so sleepy. I hope we can get over the jet lag soon. I’m so exhausted! This morning she let me feed her breakfast and watched TV with me for a while. She watched while I nursed Ollie and smiled when I was playing games with him. She even danced a little on my lap while we watched the wiggles.

After that I’ve just left her on her own with the boys. She doesn’t like me to give her too much attention. I’ve made sure that the boys aren’t feeding her at all and they tell me when she looks interested in a food and I give it to her.

We’re trying to figure out what exactly to do about getting her a social security number. We have to have one to get her on our insurance within 30 days. It’s so hard for me to deal with this when I’m so tired.

One Response to “I bet you’re wondering how we are doing…”

  1. Jenny Says:

    I think you will find you’ll be over the jet lag in about a week. Hang in there. The green card comes on its own. No point worrying about a SSN until the adoption is final and you can use Rani’s name…otherwise you end up just changing her name on the SS card anyway. They wouldn’t let me have a SS card until we finalized my kids’ adoptions.

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