OK so even after knowing that I should go in reverse order with the pics....I just forget.
So the above pic is my proudest moment........Jonathan is in my arms and isn't screaming after 2 minutes.
So here is a play by play since my pics are out of whack. He wakes up from his nap (from last post)...he screams- probably thinking who are you???
His special mom gets him to calm down and I help put on his shoes.
We walk with him to the swings....he is not impressed........
Then we give him a gummy- food makes everything better- right? NOT in this case...he just holds it in his hand making it hard to swing really.
We talk to him....sing to him.....still not impressed.....eventually he gets off and walks away.....
I for some reason run up the little hill in my sandals and break my foot (didn't know it was broken until we came home, but I did know it hurt- A LOT)
We sit on the curb....bring out the bubbles......that is ok, but don't come to close please
Then he takes Jason's hand......awwww...(not mine? what is that???)
Jason picks him up....no problems...... (I am extremely jealous!!!!!!- really like a big monster of jealous feelings come out!!!)
I try to hold him......he screams............one of the wonderful children at HH scoops him out of my arms and takes him to his special mother.......(in my brain I am thinking- noooooooo.....but I know they were trying to help)
After which I follow closely and she is in the toddler indoor playroom with some other cutie pies. Even though I am screaming on the inside from pain in my foot...I am determined to make this child love me! (he he don't be fooled we have adopted 6 times prior to this, and I know it can't be forced, but you know that instinct inside wants bonding to happen :)
Once next to his special mother- he avoids me like the plague......I stand away from him- snap a few pics, and play with the other children a bit. He picks up a ball......and his special mom- who is very wonderful!!!! Plays with him....and moves closer to me slowly. When he throws her the ball she then gives it to me and says "mommy, mommy"...he was still not impressed, but it helped that she was telling him this lady is fine.
Dinner time.....he still doesn't want me....even though I have his source of food. A boy comes to help, and he keeps giving me the food to give to him, but it doesn't work. He doesn't want any from me!
So I finally after what seems like forever get him to take my hand. Smarter than before I take him around the other side of HH where there are no kids....and then after talking to him for a few minutes....I pick him up........he cries, but there is no one to rescue him....and as I sing and talk to him some more....he stops (probably only surrendering because he has no one to help him :) Poor boy.
Then they offer an official tour of HH....and I carry him the whole time...I am not letting him down for anything in the world. You couldn't have paid me any amount of money to put him down even though my foot was in sooo much pain that if it wasn't for the sheer joy of holding Jonathan.....I would be wiggin out.
**Side note: Jonathan is now a mommy's boy through and through.......which actually happened a couple of weeks after being home.
I love this picture of Jonathan and daddy....even if the green monster of jealousy is roaring inside me at this time :)
Pointing to the gate of Hannah's Hope....
The first time Jonathan holds daddy's hand.....awwwww (he deserves that after the first time of changing Andrew- he got peed on- he he he he.....)
Hey, you...the strange man who woke me up.....want to see my bubbles???
Hey, you make those things come out....they are kind of cool.......they float and then I pop them. I kind of like this game.
So there you have it....our first crazy meeting..............Can't wait to experience our first meeting with NAOMI soon too :)
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