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Pierce Family Adoption Registry

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

We have Silas!

We have had a great bonding time with Calvin. Our first day together has been wonderful! He slept well last night and we enjoyed the morning together. Calvin is very affectionate with us and is trying to please us and communicate with us. He goes to the bathroom very frequently and it's diarrhea mostly. I am trying to give him fluids and yogurt to help him stay hydrated. He doesn't act sick, and many children don't when they actually are, so it could be a bug (he did throw up in the car yesterday) or a food allergy, stress, maybe this is normal for him? I don't know. he also has a dry cough. I wonder if the orphanage had a humidifier on? I know that it's very dry here in Russia, but he never coughed when we saw him in the orphanage.

Rolling the ball with Papa.


In light of Calvin's cough/diarrhea, I stayed at the hotel with him while Tyler went to get Silas. The director said that for the past month, Silas has been going to the door and window looking for us. This surprised me as I didn't think he would miss us much when we were gone. Tyler said that they dressed him and he came right up to him and let him hold him. He LOVES his shoes - they light up when he walks. Tyler said that everyone was infatuated with his shoes. I guess they don't have them here in Russia.

Silas was excited to be with his Papa, but he was afraid to get in the car. He started sucking his thumb and self soothing himself. By the time they reached the hotel, he was asleep. He worked up quite a sweat, too!

Calvin is really good with Silas. He is kind to him and shares a lot. Calvin does try to get my attention frequently, also. I understand and I try to be able to give him plenty of my time and love. To be perfectly honest, I formed a stronger bond with Calvin than Silas during our time here in Russia. I am eager to develop that same closeness with Silas, too. And I can't exactly explain that to Calvin. So wish me luck!

New brothers!

Nap time!

I was so sad to see Silas rocking himself to sleep today. It makes me cry to see such a sweet baby boy lacking in individual love from his mother. I hope to be able to fill that void in his life.
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Anonymous said...

Your boys are just so special and so lucky to have a family to love them very much. I love you guys and wish you luck with your additions. Tell them Aunt Tisha loves them very much! Love you~Tish

kelly said...

Your boys are beautiful! I love that they are both already showing affection :-) I remember the rocking to sleep when we first had custody of our son (adopted from Poland at 24 months old), it was heart breaking. Good luck with everything you need to finish up in country!

Trent and Meg said...

What cuties!!! :D So glad you have them both in your care now and that you can start the healing and bonding and loving and growing process together :D YEA!!!!

Tamara said...

YAY!!! Congratulations! They are absolutely precious! Can't wait to see how they grow, change and blossom in the coming days, weeks and months! :)

Diana said...

So happy you are finally a family! It's a bumpy road in the beginning especially, but hang in there.

You might want to check with the pharmacy. It could be stress, or a flu bug, or giardia. We all got food poisoning in Ukraine. Our facilitator found us some super good meds at the pharmacy to treat intestinal bugs...way better than anything we have here in America. Wish I knew what it was!

The Allemans said...

I am so happy to see your family together! Just one more reunion when you all get back to the states, and then you're a family of SEVEN...whoa! Best of luck to you!!!!

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

Amazing!! Bless you all!

Christy said...

Congratulations!! The boys are adorable.

Kelley said...

Congratulations! I hope the bonding continues smoothly. We will be praying for your family!

Sarah C said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you! Calvin and Silas are really cute. They look very happy to be in your wonderful family. I am glad that your family will all be together soon. I can't wait to meet Calvin and Silas this summer. I hope Calvin feels better soon. I am sure Calvin and Silas feel very comforted knowing they are in a loving family. You and Tyler are amazing parents.

Annie said...

It's great to see you with those boys. They're 2 lucky little guys!