Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Been Awhile!

It has been a busy summer! I thought since it has been awhile, I need to update our blog! Today has been 4 months now since we brought Wilson home! Things have been going really well here. He is so much part of our family now, it seems like he has been here forever! This summer already we have been on a family camping trip(a first for Wilson and Hudson!), mom and Wilson have done swimming lessons, and been to the Omaha zoo! It is also amazing to see Wilson grow in his personality, and his confidence being here. We do have some off days, but really it has over-all been a good experience bringing him into our family. The two brothers have also become really good buddies. Its fun to hear them either before they go to sleep, or when they wake up in the morning talking back and forth in their own little language! :) I must say that even though Wilson is the little brother, he can definitely hold his own! The crazy little kid does know what he does and doesn't like too! For example, any time you try to change his diaper, take something away from him, or change his clothes, he takes off in a dead sprint trying to out run us when mom and dad come for him! :) He definitely is a spirited little boy! We have also been lucky that he has been so healthy! He definitely is a little guy (below the first percentile in everything!), and his vitamin D levels were pretty low, so right now we have him on a little supplemental thing to get that back to normal. But again, we couldn't ask for a better little boy. I will try and update this more, but I am thinking about switching our blog now to be more about our family happenings.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Today I had a busy day full of outings with the boys! The funnest one today was for Wilson to experience a wading pool for the first time! He has come to love bathtime, so I figured that he would love the pool as well. But when we got there, and actually made an attempt to get in, Wilson was not too happy about that. The water must have been a little too cold for him or something, because each time I would try and put him in the water, he would start screaming, and cling to me with everything he had! Gradually, like everything else, he did warm up to the water. By the end of the time there, he was sitting on the edge, splashing, playing with toys, and having a good time! It's so much fun to see these type of firsts with him. Sometimes, I still can't even believe that he is here. Missing the first year of his life was never something I wanted to miss, but I am so glad that he is here now, and I get to experience these new things with him as he grows! :)

Friday, June 5, 2009

First Road Trip! :)

This week has been a new experience for both Wilson, and myself. My husband had a conference this week that he had to attend which lasts through the weekend. Being that Wilson has only been home for about a month now, I really wasn't too excited to stay by myself, so I decided to take a little road trip to my parent's house. It wasn't really one of the first experiences for Wilson that I wanted to do by myself, but it actually wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Wilson has never been in a carseat for longer than an hour, and Wednesday we did three hours! He fussed a little bit of the time, but then got over it after about 10 minutes and decided to take a nap. My other son Hudson was pretty content the whole time, and watched the movie "Cars" the whole way! :) Wilson has done pretty well for being away from home for the first time too! He struggled a little the first day we got here, but he has gotten more and more comfortable being at Grandma and Grandpa's house for a couple days. It has been nice to have the extra help while my husband is gone as well! But, tomorrow we head home, so it's another 3 hour trip we will have to conquer, and I hope that it goes as well as the way up here did! And all I have to say to my husband is, it's daddy time when we get home, and mommy gets a big break to go do something fun without kids for a bit! ;)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Part of the Family

We have been home for about 3 weeks now with Wilson, and he really is part of the family now. Kind of hard to remember what it was like without him! The longer he is here, the more comfortable I see him getting. When we first brought him home, he really never wanted to get down and play, and didn't have too many emotions, except for the one where he looks like deer in headlights! But now he is crawling all over the place, playing with toys, and sometimes even when we hold him, he wants to get down! Huge progress on that front! The little smiles that we get too just melt my heart. He definitely can have his moments during the day (as do I getting used to two boys!), but he has been overall a great baby! Next week is Wilson's birthday, so we are having a party with some family and friends.(I hope he doesn't get too overstimulated!) We have also been taking him out into public more, and he even seems to be more comfortable out and about than before. The true test will be when we leave home for a couple nights for the first time.(Not sure what to think about that!) I will try and update more after Wilson's birthday, I am sure we will have lots of fun stories from that event! :)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

At home now! And Happy Mother's Day!

Now we have been home a little over a week, and things have calmed down a bit, so I am able to finally update! Things have been going better than I have expected with Wilson. He is such a different boy from the first day we met him to now. When we first met him, he was a little boy who showed little emotion, and looked like a deer in headlights most of the time! But now, it has been fun to see his personality come out. He is a boy who has a serious yet funny personality. He is a very mellow little guy, which is one of the reasons he has been so adaptable. He is getting more and more confident each day, and I just love to see him grow in his trust in us, and his surroundings. Hudson has taken to him quite well,but there has been a little jealousy at times. Its fun for him to come along with either Adam or I when we wake Wilson up from his nap. Hudson is right there along with us, and has even become a little protective of his brother! Still needs to work on sharing the toys though! :) Its taken a little time for Wilson to adjust to the schedule here too, but now he has adapted really well. This week was his first Dr. appt. as well, and he got 4 vaccinations which wasn't fun. But not much we can do about that! I will try and update as much as I can about our adventures at home, and thats all I have for now!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Introducing Wilson Weber!

  Here are a couple pics of our boy!  (He is a little tired in each, more to come later!)

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Hello from Ethiopia!
It hasn't been easy to get internet access here, but finally able to write now!  We got to Addis late Saturday night, and got to our guest house and slept very well.  Sunday we went to a Baptist Ethiopian church, which was very neat to see!  The people were all so friendly, and even someone interpreted for us!  Then in the afternoon we got to go meet our little Wilson!  It was a neat experience meeting him for the first time!  It didn't go quite as expected, but what does I guess!  Wilson was very attached to one of his nannies, so it took a little bit for him to warm up to us!  But once he did, it has been such a neat bonding experience for us and him!  He is a very laid back baby, and we couldn't be more blessed with our little boys!  He is the cutest thing ever, and I am so excited to get back and show him off to everyone!(pictures to come later)   Monday Adam went to the Embassy and paid our fee, and went to the Bethany office in the afternoon to see all they do there.  Today we went to a market, and bought a lot of things from Africa to bring home.  Now we are just waiting to go to the Embassy, and get Wilson's visa!  Then it should make everything official to bring him home!  We have actually had him since Sunday, so he has been with us most of the time!  Lets just say he is very fond of his daddy! :)  I will try and write more this week if I can, but the rest of the week we will just be going around experiencing Addis, and then Thursday night we fly out.  We are very excited about bringing him home, and getting to see Hudson again of course!  On another note too, we love our guest house we are staying at and the group of people we are with!  Couldn't be more blessed with our experience! Goodbye for now~

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