I have talking and emailing friends who have gone through similar situations. I have also been reading every book I can get my hands on about how to deal with infants. I know we will get this all worked out, but please keep us in your prayers as we work toward getting our lives into a normal routine. I think there are some real differences with biological kids and newly adopted children. It is hard to sift through all the information and decide what to do in each situation.
On the positive side, Zamara has gained a pound and a 1/2 since we brought her home. She is healthy and growing. Her cold and congestion has gone away. That in itself is a miracle and we feel blessed to have such a healthy little girl.
Yesterday we took her to the community pool. It was her first time swimming. She looked darling in her new swimsuit and ABSOLUTELY LOVED the water! She would have stayed there all day "swimming" around. Her parents were tired, though, so we only stayed for about an hour. We took pictures of her at the pool. Hmmm, I need to find those and get them uploaded to the blog.
Craig is back at work this week. I think that has added to Zamara's overall sour disposition. She loves her mommy and daddy and is the happiest when we are all together. If only we could get paid to stay at home and hang out with our child all day...now that would be a good job! But since we haven't seen a lot of openings for this type of position, Craig will have to continue going to work.
Thanks for all your prayers and for continuing to check up on us every so often. If you get a chance leave us a comment. We love to hear from you all.