It's hard to believe that we've already been home for three weeks! Everyone is doing well and we continue to adjust to our new 'normal.' This week was Courtney's first regular week back at work and her schedule seemed to work well. Our long term goal is to get Courtney to where she can at least cut back (she's currently working 3 days a week) or even stay at home!
The girls are doing well. Maya is getting more expressive and making her presence known. She's still not saying much but seems to have bonded with us really well and her two siblings. Keira makes us laugh all the time with her crazy facial expressions. We think Maya will be the motherly, caring one while Keira will be the outgoing, life of the party type.
The only lingering issue we have is both girls are fighting an intestinal parasite called Giardia. It doesn't make them feel bad or sick, it just causes them to have lots of dirty diapers. We have medicine for it but it may last another few weeks. We're just tired of changing about 4 poopy diapers a day per child. For our sake I hope it goes away soon!
Noah continues to learn to be big brother. He is interacting more with the girls and we know this because many more 'fights' are happening these days in our house. Everything from toys, to sippy cups, to blankets and attention from Mom and Dad are potential for sad and upset siblings. I guess it's all normal and part of having brothers and sisters (even thought I never remember fighting with my sister growing up... ok, just kidding!)
On the adoption front our journey is not yet complete. We still have the process of re-adoption which is required to make it legal here in the US. Right now both girls are considered legal residents and should be getting their green cards soon. Re-adoption will make them officially US Citizens, get a social security number, and US birth certificate. The last thing we want to do right now is mess with a bunch more paperwork but we don't have an option. We'll write more about the re-adoption process as we move along.