At the Roberts house…

I’m excited/nervous for tomorrow when our POA will go back to the embassy with the requested photos of us WITH Kwasi and a new POA document that includes his date of birth. I’m so hoping they say “looks good, tell the parents to head on over!”.

In other news…

Esinam is adjusting surprisingly well to everything! The amount of new stuff that has been thrown at this girl is incredible. I’ve studied abroad twice myself, but can’t compare anything to what she is doing here. I mean, EVERY LITTLE THING is new and she doesn’t bat an eye. I’m so impressed!

Carter… well, he is a mess. OK. It’s not THAT bad, but I usually have a pretty perfect 2 year old. He almost never has fits or meltdowns, takes naps no problem, goes to bed no problem, etc. Since Esinam arrived, we have had multiple fits every day and nap/nighttime are a wreck filled with crying and fits. He has also gotten a little snotty with her a few times when she has tried to help him in our place.

I realize this is his way of getting attention that used to be only his and now he shares with Esinam. We have given him extra comfort and patience (with the exception of how he treats Esinam as he is expected to be nice to everyone) this past week as he learns to adjust, but I think this week we have to go back to our normal parenting. We normally don’t put up with any tantrums. As frustrating as it has been, I’m so glad that we have Esinam as “practice” for when Kwasi comes home. He is learning to share mommy and daddy and EVERYONE else before Kwasi gets here. I’m sure we will have a reaction from Carter when Kwasi arrives, but I feel good knowing that we are easing him into it a bit. Yes, Esinam needs our attention, but not half as much as Kwasi will.

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  1. Hmmmmmmm. I never thought that Esinam would be a big change for him. Figured he'd think she was just another loving adult. I'm sure he'll settle in soon. Just a bump in the road sweetie.

  2. Growing pains…it will all work out. Just be patient. And pray…
    Gramma Cupcake

  3. Sending up prayers that you get good news on your paperwork!!! As well as for Carter's adjustment, it's always ruff for the oldest to have to share mommy and daddy! The first two-three weeks with Faith home Patrick walked around with his eyes bugged out as if there was an intruder in the house. It will pass though, it is just ruff in the mean time. Hang in there mama!

  4. I am so wondering what happened today… I think I might call!

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