Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Trip to the allergist

Nikolas had his first Dr Appt yesterday at the allergist. When we got him from the orphanage he was covered from head to toe in a raw rash from scratching. The pediatrician who looked at him prior to leaving Russia said he had allergies or as his papers said Dermititus. The Dr at the allergist took one look at him and said lets runs some test. He could only do 24 tray tests on his back due to his size and Beef came back positive. So he is on allergy medication, special lotions and everything is washed in dye/fragrance free soaps and doing very well. His skin is the best I have seen it yet.
I have to say Nikolas was a trooper when the test was administrated. When my niece had the same test she cried and Nikolas laughed. He also did well with momma having to hold him still on his tummy for 2o minutes.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Home 24hrs......

Nikolas has been home from 24 hours now. His trip home went pretty good. He slept through a third of the first flight from Russia to Washington DC and through the entire flight from DC to Detroit. Nikolas is use to having floor time so on the flight we put our trays down and layed a blanket accross them so he could lay on his back and tummy and play with his toys for a few minuites.

Since we have been home he has been curious. He discovered the Christmas tree and he rolls or scoots himself to the endge of it and pulls on plastic bulbs with his hands and kicks them with his feet. He got one of his packages and managed to rip the paper open on it so he has a early Christmas gift.

He is rolling all over the place and starting to scoot more. He is facinated by the snowmen we have infront of the fireplace. But he decided that he should taste the tile by draging his teeth across it. So we are keeping close tabs on the tile time.

We put him in a Jumparoo today he loved it so much he put himeself into a deep sleep that we woke him from two hours into it.

I will write more soon.....

Thursday, November 25, 2010

36 hours after I Gotcha!!

It's been a great 36 hours so far! Nikolas is doing well. He loves all the attention he is getting from his momma and his grandma. He is a very happy boy. Here is a few tidbits so far on how things are going:

He is playing with all his toys well. He loves to bang on his toys especially if they make noises. He has 2 in particular are his favorites a gitar and a car.

He is eating well. He likes mangos,apples, turkey & potatoes, yogurt and so far dislikes carrots alot. He was only eating from a bottle when we got him from the orophanage and would you know that he has not taken a bottle hardly at all since we got him. The hotel has these small spoons for tea and coffee and he has taken to spoon feeding very well even if it is messy.. LOL

His motor skills are improving since I met him in September. He now can sit on his own but not straight up just yet. He loves to rock on all fours and has started to attempt to crawl himself across the floor his left side is still weak and he drags his leg slightly behind him. But with time it will get better..

He love mirrors.. he like to look at himself in the mirror and others. He has such a curiosity about things. He likes TV and he will just lay thier and watch it or while we are rocking him.

His bonding has started to go very well. He likes to be snuggled, cuddled kissed and hugged. Today he let us rock him to sleep on two occasions. It was a wonderful feeling.

He is sleeping well and napping twice a day too..

I will keep you posted and write more once we are home .....

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pictures from my Court week visits..

He has changed so much. He is now sitting up on his own, he has began to get up on all four and rock back and forth. It's just a matter of time before he takes off and crawls all over. He was so happy this visit. He remembered me from my last visit. I cannot wait to fly back and have him in my arms on the 22nd of November. It will be a Thanksgiving week to remember.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

It's Official....

It's official today. After wanting to be a mom for so long the Judge granted my wish today and announced that I am officially Nikolas Alexander's mom. My Gotcha date will be Tuesday November 23. I am so excited and looking forward to having him home for ever Thanksgiving weekend!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Love this picture!

Here is his new data base picture. I love his smile! It reminds me of all the times he smiled when I visited him in September. Soon I will see him each and everyday. I leave for court on the 9th of November! I cannot wait to see how he has changed. I wonder everyday if he is getting stronger, crawling and sitting better. I cannot wait to get him home!