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Some sweet “firsts”…

For a year we dreamed of this sweet baby–and although we missed the first 10 months…we RELISH in every FIRST! Here are some sweet firsts from this week…

“My first time wearing shoes…”

(You are sitting SO well little man! And to think you couldn’t do this by yourself 4 weeks ago! We start physical therapy in less than 2 weeks!!!)

“My first dinner out with my family…and first time to be YOUNG – PARTY OF 6!”(taken with iPhone:) And one of my sweet blog friends sent us to dinner!!! Thank you Lindsay and the Hoang bunch for treating us to our first dinner out! Seriously…this momma has ministered to my soul in emails with her encouragement!!! She wanted to bake us a casserole but since she lives a couple of states away…she sent us to dinner instead! Lindsay, I thought you would love to know your treat was our first meal out with our new one…and as a party of 6!

“My FIRST popsicle…AND my FIRST wave caught on camera!” (I am IN LOVE with the way he waves! He can’t open and close his hand for a fast wave just yet…but his up and down wave MELTS me!)

“My first sweet peas/green beans…” (normally…I just couldn’t video my kids not loving something…BUT his face was TOO funny that I just had to run get my Flip and capture this!)

“And of course…my first funny face…”

“Oh…you didn’t think that was so funny?! Well…take this!”

“Or THIS!”

“You know I’m cute;)”

“And a shout out to my crazy home-boy…”…”we are a tag team…so gotta make sure you see his craziness too!”

It’s been a busy week with very little sleep…with a visit to the ER, more checkups…and trying to keep up with 4 energetic cuties! Another doc visit today—with a GREAT report at that:). Isaac is 19 whoppin’ pounds—he has gained 5 pounds in 1 month. He is sleeping like a champ during nap time now that his tummy no longer hurts—but he still likes to visit with mommy all night. I know that in the baby world sleep begits sleep…so I’m hoping we’re turning a corner here soon;).

I’m so thankful for friends and family who have been SO supportive during this time. If you have a friend or family member adopting–I can’t even express how much it has ministered to us to have others invest in our older kiddos.Helping an older baby adjust is 2x as much work as bringing home a newborn—so our hearts will forever be thankful for those who have sacrificially supported us and helped us during these first weeks adjusting! I am just so thankful for friends who have come to pick up my older two for playdates (Kelly, Christy, Nisia…so thankful! And thank you for insisting…you girls know me well!)…it has helped me so much so I can help Frank adjust to his new role as he has needed more of me and also enabled me to give Isaac Temesgen the TLC that he also needs!!! And P and L have LOVED it! So thankful for our family who has been here for us too!!! Our sweet Aunt Reid took P and L swimming today and Gigi has the older 2 right now for a fun slumber party at her place tonight. AND my precious parents JUST CAME TO TOWN to see us through the weekend! We feel so blessed to have our family support and help us during these sleepless nights. I ran into a wall twice yesterday (not kidding!)…I’m dangerous people before coffee and no sleep! I had a SWEET day with just Frank and Isaac today…so you better believe that this weekend I’ll be posting a few sweet pictures…

…you know I can’t wait to tell you what they were talking about;)

april - July 24, 2010 - 12:28 am

oh andrea….i just love the pics of Isaac and of course the videos! loved his wave but loved his face in this second video even more! QUESTION: Where did you get his “worth the wait” shirt in the first video? I would really like to get that for my Isaac! :0)

missy - July 24, 2010 - 1:14 am

what fun firsts. his smile, his eyes…he is absolutely enchanting, andrea!

Rachelle - July 24, 2010 - 1:24 am


I canโ€™t thank you enough for all your posts, photos, videos, & fun silliness! You are helping ease the time while we wait! Thank you for being Free Therapy! I canโ€™t wait to be on the wait list! ๐Ÿ™‚ Only one more document away!!

God Bless,

Dawn - July 24, 2010 - 2:13 am

So cute! Love that last says to me look here big brother….let’s go do something quick before mommy notices ๐Ÿ™‚ he he he….

That’s what our boys do and they are all close in age- yep…. ๐Ÿ™‚

marcy - July 24, 2010 - 3:50 am

Love, love, love to see more video of ITY! I feel like I see the toddler version of those faces everyday! The “What in the world is that?!” face. So funny…

JonesEthiopia - July 24, 2010 - 2:19 pm

We brought E home at 10 months, too, and missed a lot of her firsts, so I know exactly how important those “firsts” are! He’s amazing!!

Kim - July 24, 2010 - 9:15 pm

What priceless first. Love that popsicle video. Really … I cannot get enough of Isaac!

Alisha Robertson - July 24, 2010 - 9:39 pm

He is seriously cute… I mean seriously!

Shelley - July 24, 2010 - 10:36 pm

ITY is so cute in the videos. I love the last picture. I can’t wait to meet ITY. Hang in there. You seem to be doing a wonderful job. We continue to pray for you and your family.

Natasha - July 24, 2010 - 10:46 pm

Oh sweet Isaac, I make the very same face when I eat green beans, too! Love how much he’s grown!

Bobi Bobbitt - July 24, 2010 - 11:41 pm

As always… another precious post from a precious family! What an inspiration you are to us! Leaving for Nashville this coming week for AGCI’s conference!!!!! Counting down the days, praying that God will do amazing things in our hearts while learning more about adoption! I would like to send a little something to Isaac, what address should I mail it to? You can just email me…! bobi bobbitt, edenton, nc