Friday, January 28, 2011

first day home!

This was the scene Thursday night after we got home.

my 3 year old and 15 month old.

Friday lunch. It was crazy!

Mr. Bohdan in a big boy highchair!

Yuri playing with a musical toy and holding hand with my friend Tracy who came all the way from New Mexico to watch Asher and Caius while I was gone. THANK YOU Tracy!

Tracy holding Mozart and Yuri trying to take the stick away! Sibling rivalry.

This was Friday. It looks like Toys R Us threw up in our living room.

Oh the bliss!!! We went to our pediatrician this (friday) morning and got a game plan for the boy's medical care. First thing is to get Yuri to a Neurologist and Bohdan to our Cardiologist, he has had heart surgery but has quite a large murmur. We sent in stool samples on the boys to check for parasites.

Yuri is doing fabulous! His sedatives have worn off and he is not just his usual self he is better!! He is playing and is taking to this family thing really well. Bohdan is taking it all in and is very tired. He isn't eating so well but I figure it will all take time. He is already very spoiled and wants to held all the time.

We took family pictures I will try to upload later. I'm having pic uploading issues yet again.

29 comments:

  1. Oh I LOVE it!!!!! Interaction, stimulation, sounds, colors!!! Whooo HOOOOO. And Yuri is holding your friend's hand! Yes, it does look like Toysrus thru up. lol It is just marvelous. What a joy to see. I am so glad to hear Yuri is doing SO well. Just wait until Bohdan gets it all figured out. I can NOT imagine how your days are going to unfold, but you are going to be busy. This is all just so awesome to see. Did the Dr not mention the heart murmur during her exam just before you left?

    Thank you SO much for the pictures.

    Prayers continue for you all. My heart is smiling today.

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  2. Awwww, it's so good to see them in their new home!

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  3. So glad you are all home safe.Yuri~ How wonderful he is starting to adjust.Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  4. So excited that you made it home and things are going well. What a beautiful story of redemption! God bless you all.

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  5. Aw!! Everyone looks like they are having so much fun! I just love the picture of Bohdan in the high chair... grinning from ear to ear! :):)

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  6. Girl, JOY threw up in your living room!!! I will be praying for the doctor visits as well as the boys' eating. Glad to hear Yuri is feeling good. :) Bodhan looks SO proud to be sitting in that high chair! I think about you at bedtime trying to get all these boys to sleep. What a busy but blessed home you have!!!!

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  7. Oh my gosh- this made my day! I have been waiting to see these photos since we got home! The boys look look great all together!

    Good luck with medical stuff! that's the yicky part of this, but its worth it!

    CANNOT WAIT for the family pictures!

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  8. Don't know you but have been aching for news about how your family is doing. Prayed for you all and esp. Yuri often; it's such a blessing to know he's doing better than his normal. Being in a loving family will do wonders for both boys, without a doubt. Hang in there, Mom & Dad!!

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  9. So amazing to see them doing so well! It is so encouraging to see God answering our (and many other's) prayers and getting these two little ones home and settled in!

    Your friends, Joel and Rachel Golden, adoptingourfirst.blogspot.com

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  10. Beautiful pictures. And we have that tube, iv pole, pump and bag, lol. Small world.

    Be blessed

    Ashlee
    http://ourjourneytoadoption.beckfamily143.com/

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  11. These made my day!! I am so very happy for you. I remember the days of chaos and I didn't even have that many littles. lol
    Please please keep the pics coming as you can. All of us readers live for them. :D

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  12. I've been following your blog for awhile now, and have checked several times today for an update...so glad things are going well..I first saw Yuri on another blog, I think Adeye's? and he stole my heart, so glad that you found each other!

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  13. I have been following your journey and these photos are just wonderful. Little Bohdan, he is such a cutie and Yuri is already looking better. I cannot wait to see and see during the next few months how they really blossom.

    God Bless you and your family.

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  14. Only one word comes to mind... YAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!! hehe I'm SO happy that you are home!! Look at those babies!! How exciting things will be at your house now!

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  15. Oh Autumn! Look at all those beautiful boys in your living room! It is so wonderful to see Yuri and Bohdan at home where they belong. I am so happy for you all :)
    Can't wait to hold my little guy!!

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  16. Such beautiful pictures!! I am telling you, Yuri and Bohdan are smart, you can see it!!!

    I know you are super busy, but if you get a chance, could you e-mail me?
    We are hoping to adopt and we may have to leave our little one behind. I was wondering how your boys did with you gone?

    Thank you!

    Catherine
    zoo35511@bellsouth.net
    http://wronginalltherightways-travcat.blogspot.com/

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  17. I am overwhelmed with happiness for you and your family!

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  18. Yeah!!!! You are all home and all together! I am so very happy for all of you:) Words can't even touch how I feel to hear that Yuri is doing so much better.

    Can't wait to see the family photos:)

    Hugs to all!!!

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  19. I have been waiting for these photo's!! Thank you for posting them.

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  20. Oh, how wonderful to hear! I am so glad that they're settling in and thank you so much for sharing photos :)

    So glad for you and the boys. Praise YHWH (the Lord)! :)

    Hope everything will be alright with Yuri and Bohdan's health with the checkups.

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  21. Congratulations! I've been following your journey and am so happy to see Yuri and Bohdan home with you! What a startling difference in size between your bio boys, and your new sons. It will be interesting to see how Bohdan grows, and Yuri too. That little man looks like he should eat a couple of cheesecakes all by himself! I hope you keep posting. I, personally, would love to see what Yuri and Bohdan look like in a month or two. God bless you as you begin your journey as a family of six!
    Marjan

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  22. What wonderful pictures- thanks for sharing. Bohdan looks like such a big boy in the highchair. How are Asher and Caius adjusting to all this new change? Have they "forgiven you" for leaving again? Praise God for big families with chaotic lunches and awesome friends who come when you need them. :)

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  23. I have immensely enjoyed this post, you have been on my heart, I knew the Lord would be with you every step of the way. It brings me tons of joy to see these pictures and to read of how your new sons are settling in. God bless all of you. Thanks again for putting this post up, I have been reading your blog everyday for the past couple weeks, and so, it blesses me now to know you are home safe and sound. Sharon

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  24. Those two are just going to BLOSSOM! Thanks for sharing this journey with us.

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  25. Emerging from lurk-dom to say that ChipIn wouldn't let me make a donation to the Quilt Giveaway - said the event was over (it's Sunday, January 30, at 6 pm - I thought it didn't end til the 31st?). Thought you should know.

    I have been hanging on your blog and send warmest congratulations and good wishes on your new arrivals - I'm thrilled for all of you.

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  26. Smiling from ear to ear. What a glorious post, my friend. SEEING two sweet little boys right there, in your home...well, I can't even begin to tell you what it does to my heart.

    THANK YOU FOR HEARING THE CALL AND GOING!!!!!!!!

    So, so, so, so HAPPY!

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  27. We are praising God here in our house!!!! Yay, you're home!!!!!!! It's wonderful to see all 4 boys together. I loved the pics of Bohdan in the high chair smiling and Yuri in the Bumbo seat : ) It does my heart so much good to see that you did it, by God's grace, you did it and these boys are going to be okay now : )

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  28. Amazing! Loving the pictures - I keep coming back to look at them! Now is my first chance to have time to write and tell you how HAPPY we are for you! I am sure you are SOOOOO busy! Thanks for keeping us all in the loop! Hugs!
    Amy
    godsarrowsinourquiver.blogspot.com

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