Katy and Adam were rested enough for visitors yesterday afternoon so we went to hear the stories and meet their son, Diesel for the first time. They are all adjusting to U.S. time again after over a week in Ethiopia. The little man is learning to sleep in his crib without two other babies next to him for company and is adjusting to the stillness of home life without the noise of the orphanage and traffic outside. He is such a sweet, soft, beautiful thing. He has doubled his intake of formula and is putting on weight. I had to steal him away from Brett twice while we were there. My turn!Sebastian wanted Katy's attention while we held Diesel. I think he has a crush on her. She was gracious enough to get the blocks out and build with him while we heard Adam tell the story of having to rush Katy to the hospital in a cab while she passed out and came to and passed out again from dehydration. In all the ways adoption and childbirth are different, she seemed to still get a similar experience! Staying overnight in the hospital hooked up to an IV with a worried husband by her side and then being exhausted for a few days straight with a new baby whose sleeping schedule is mixed up due to the long travels and time change sounds about right.I'm sure we'll get to spend a lot of time together in the next few weeks as she's off work. I missed getting to spend so much 'summer time' with my Katy friend. Now we'll both have little ones to occupy while we chat!
I found this link at OhDeeDoh yesterday and followed it to find more pictures of this incredibly rad family. Their home is so fabulously unique and totally validates what your house actually looks like when you have a child. It's so playful!
After seeing these, I decided it is officially time for Sebastian's teepee to be constructed. We've got the perfect niche in his room for a cozy reading space. I imagine Christmas lights and paper lanterns and a patchwork cover with a soft blanket to spread his books out on. I've become rather handy with a drill and paint this month so this should be a snap! Has anyone seen any rad tee pees they've been inspired by? I keep recalling the huge tent from the movie The Holiday that Jude Law's character had for his girls. Pure magic.