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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Settling In...

The first day at home was pretty uneventful. David handled the nighttime feedings on Friday night (since I was incoherent) and Nina got up about every 3 hours to eat, but then easily went right back down. I think David's exact words were, "This is too easy."

He perhaps should not have said that because, as of yesterday, she's got her days and nights confused. And why wouldn't she? When it's day here, it's night in Ethiopia and vice versa. This might also explain why I was staring at the ceiling at 3:00AM for about an hour. She slept a TON yesterday, but was then partying most of the night. We have graduated her to 6 oz bottles from 4 oz bottles, so perhaps that will help. Who knows. One thing I've learned after 4 kids is that there is not necessarily rhyme or reason to anything they do!

I have so much to write about the trip and I hope to tackle that slowly (but not too slowly as I'm afraid of forgetting things!). I also have a slew of travel tips (as do Karen and Sharon, I'm sure) so between the 3 of us, you should get an earful.

The kids are in love with her. Grace and Jack are constantly like, "Where's Nina? What does she need? What are we going to do with her hair?" Jack always checks on her when she's sleeping and likes to report back that, "She's still sound asleep!" George doesn't pay her much attention and Henry, as expected, pays her basically NO attention. However he did make a sign yesterday that has a heart on it and says, "I will love Ninia forevr." That's Henry.

For now, here are some photos from yesterday.

Grace is in heaven. Finally, she has a sister!



First bath time!

All dressed up for George's 4th birthday party!


The birthday boy.




12 comments:

Jana said...

Uhhhhh...I just may need to drive to your town JUST to see her person, she is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

Amber said...

welcome home! She is beautiful!

Kerri said...

She's lovely! Hope the transition continues to go well and she gets her days and nights figured out soon.
Kerri, Medina, and Ruby

The Gresham Clan said...

OH My Goodness - she is just so adorable! I'm so happy you're home and hope that you are able to catch up on your rest. Looking forward to hearing how it all went :)...

Kristin

The Redman's said...

She is just too cute for words!!! How old is she?? Looks like everyone is having fun!

-Suzi

Easties and Co. said...

OMG!!!! She is beautiful!!! Congratulations! I LOVE the picture of the sisters together. That is so sweet. You have such a beautiful family. So so so happy for you.

John and Heather said...

Oh, congradulations!! She is BEAUTIFUL! So happy for your family!

Blessings!

Maria and Family said...

She is just beautiful !! She looks so tiny like a pretty little doll. Happy Birthday to your son :) I hope your transition continues to be smooth :)
Maria

Sharon & Mike said...

Liz,

The Diego cake made it! You knew it would. Your daughter looks amazingly similar to her mom! Welcome home Nina Rahel Elizabeth Lyons!

tim & dawn said...

Welcome home! She is just the cutest little thing!!

Amber said...

no we were on the KLM flight that left on the 29th :) how did you guys surive the flight? :)

jody said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Are there any babies in the whole country of Ethiopia who are not stunningly adorable???? We are looking forward to bringing home our own from Ethiopia in the next few months!!