(be warned…it is long!)
We had a blast!! Lyz and Chris dropped Delaney off around noon on Friday. Jenn and her played for the afternoon and then they came and picked me up at work. When they got there The Hotel’s maintenance supervisor was at the desk when Jenn set the carseat down. He looked at me and said “Wait? You adopted?” I answered back with a sarcastic yes and he got all teary eyed and then yelled at me for not telling him! I had to explain, but let me tell you that it felt soo good that he was so excited about us adopting. I guess that is another check in the adoption is okay category.
Jenn and I were taking the playing house bit very seriously. We wanted to experience what life is like with a child. So, we did what we would normally do…we went out to dinner! And survived! The waitresses cooed over her. The people near us told us how beautiful she is! Way too much fun.
We went to the grocery store with her and even that was fun. Of course Jenn and I love the grocery store anyway…but having Delaney there with us made it even better.
By then it was time for Delaney to go to bed. But she never did. I had borrowed a pack-n-play from the hotel and she fell asleep rather quickly, but we haven’t perfected the move from arms to pack-n-play. She woke up right away. Delaney doesn’t cry (well, now that they have the reflux under control). She was wide awake and happy as a lark! We all sat in bed playing.
What a beautiful face to look at, at 2am!
It was the first of two times that I cried. Her and Jenn were playing together and they were both giggling and Jenn looked so natural and happy. It made me a little sad. Honeydew and Delaney should be the same age. I ended up falling asleep and Jenn stayed up through the night with her. Very sweet of Jenn since I had to be at work at 7am.
All through the day while I was at work Jenn would send me pictures of what her and Delaney were doing.
When I got home we played for a little bit…and I got her addicted to drugs:
Then we took a bath. Baths are way fun. Delaney loves her some water. I am pretty sure by the end of the bath I had more water on me than was left in the sink!
(don’t worry, it was a brand new sponge)
Then we loaded up the car and headed off to go see some fireworks!!
Joni and Avery met us there as well as my friends Diane and Timmy:
Delaney loved the fireworks! The first one made her jump a little, but then she just stared at the bright lights in the sky!
Delaney fell asleep in the car on the way home from the fireworks. I was so nervous to move her from her carseat into the pack-and-play. I was sure she was going to wake up again. I felt bad for her getting no sleep! I got her out of her chair and she fussed a bit so I just stood there rocking her for a bit. That is when I cried the second time. She was so warm. She smelled so good. She fit so perfectly in my arms. I never wanted to put her down. She slept almost through the night. Jenn said she was up for about an hour around 4am.
Sunday when I got home from work Jenn and I rushed around the house loading up the car to go to a softball double header. Um, it takes a lot more to get out the door when you have a six month old in tow! We were late to Jenn’s game, but they totally understood when they saw us toteing an excersaucer, my chair, a diaper bag, cooler, bat bag, blanket and Delaney to the field!
We had fun watching Jenn:
Jenn had a really good game! She hit an awesome double in the first game! So proud of her!
When the game was over we loaded the car back up and took Delaney back home. I wish I would have had the camera in my hand when I opened the front door. Lyz came running down the hall with the most beautiful look on her face! She was so excited to see her baby!
Thank you so much Lyz and Chris for sharing Delaney with us!! We had way too much fun and it totally confirmed the fact that we want a child of our own! Thank you Delaney for spending the weekend with us! You were a pleasure to have!!
(ps, anyone wanna fill me in on how to post videos from Flickr onto WordPress?)