Welcome Home Johan Mateo

Welcome Home Johan Mateo
March 12, 2010 - Cars make me happy!

Feliz en los brazos de Mami

Feliz en los brazos de Mami

Todo la Familia

Todo la Familia
Enjoying the day at Monserrate

Our View on Adoption

Adoption is a wonderful metaphor for our salvation in Jesus. We are all adopted sons and daughters of God, brought fully into His family and loved unconditionally. We hope and pray that we honor God in this journey and come to know more deeply the depth of His love and our true identity in Him through this awesome experience.

"I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty." 2 COR 6:18

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Diary - Sunday March 14

Sunday March 14
Great night last night. Sleeps better being flat on the pack and play. Cries only for a few minutes before he falls sleep with ELMO.

Naps in the morning. We had a short but wonderful devotional with our friends from Germany –Antja and and Christian - who adopted a sibling pair a day before us. We all needed encouragement in God’s word and some prayer time. The kids played with crafts and are learning to adapt the new worlds.

In the afternoon we went to short walk with our German friends and their 2 kids, Paula 3 ½ and Michael 11/2 . No Ciclovia today as it was Colombia’s congressional elections, but still a good walk.

We spent the afternoon playing with cars, cars, cars and more cars…….very new to me.
He fell sleep on my belly for a short nap. 45 incredible minutes. He is still afraid of bath time. We tried this time small tina but he stills crys. Little bubbles ….we will see.

After the bath, Mike gives him a light massage. They are getting more comfortable together. He lays on Mike’s belly w/o problem. It was so cute to see them together and taking pictures of these incredible first memories. Theres is something very special about boys that I am now beginning to understand.

Abulita came to visit for a while and helped to play with the girls.

We did our first medical treatment on him today. He came to the entrega with 2 abscesses on the head, probably infected mosquito bites.  We drained one ….the back one….poor little fellow. He is feeling better we think.

Sleeps on his belly (when not on his Mom's or Dad's belly).


Carolina D. said...

love your posts! keep them coming!

Colombian Mommy said...

Precious! Our son also hated baths, our social worker says that they mostly shower the kids and often in cold water so bath time comes with lots of negative feelings to begin with.