Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone; but, still miraculously, my own.
Never forget, for a single minute you didn't grow under my heart, but in it.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Noah WesLee is 17 months old! :)

Noah is 17 months old today! :) I am so excited that this is the first month update that I GET TO TAKE THE PICS and send the update! heehee :) I can't believe Noah has been home for a week today! WOW!!!! :) Who would have thought!!! We had an interesting day. Noah is still sick but actually today seemed to feel worse than other days but we did have some sweet times :) First off , for the first time Noah got in the crib today! :) He spotted a toy as I was going past and reached for it and I set him in there fully expecting a Taiwan temper but he played a while as long as we were right there playing with us :) Did not last too long but still it was a photo op if nothing else! :)

Noah would get so tired today but naps did not last long. Here is one of those prescious times givin him a bottle. Jei Jei caught it on film before he was asleep. Look at that face. He just gazes into my eyes! so so sweet!

Being Noah's Month Birthday and him turning 17 months today we decided to measure him on the wall! Now this took some doing and finally we measured up from the floor and marked where he was measured at the docs the other day but it is so cute and I love the first mark on my wall! :)

Another first today. Noah not only did NOT cry in the bath today, he actually played a little with toys and smiled a few times! Isn't he the cutest thing????? :)

And this is just the sweetest sibling moment!!! Jei Jei waited so long for her baby brother but she is sure lovin him good and he loves her to death! Sometimes I worry he prefers her. But I am trying hard NOT to go there in my mind.

Is that not the cutest thing :)

I am so in awe of the fact that my Panda Boy is here :) and that he is doin so well considering. He had a nightmare durin one of his short naps today and woke up disoriented and screaming and seemed scared by me instead of comforted. That was so hard :( He did allow me to love on him and all but it was just the look on his face of fear at seeing me. I know its only been a week and he has to process all this. I mean he was with them almost 17 months and has only been with me for 11 days. I can't believe I have only had my son 11 days total and only been home a week. At the same time I can't believe our hermitation we decided to take is one day from over. wow! Seems so quick. We will go to Church Sunday and Samuel comes back next week and life will go to a bit more normal. For now Bobby is still on leave so that is good. Praying sleep improves before we add keeping Samuel to the picture.

I can't express to y'all what this feels like, me posting about Noah on his month bday! :) For those still waiting. It does FINALLY happen! And you have NO CLUE the joy you are in for. And also how hard but at the same tim how wonderful it will be :)

DEATH of a Camera! :( and more on NOAH

Evening to y'all :)

I had a catastophe happen. My friend Cassie says you are definitly the mom of a newborn baby because I called her hysterical after I did this. uggh I am so upset with myself. We got ready to go to walmart to get a few things Noah needs. Well, his first trip to wal-mart so of course I want pictures :) So out to the car we go and I have Noah, the diaper bag, my purse and the camera in my hand loose. Now WHY It was not in camera bag or at least in my purse WHO KNOWS! It usually is. And HOW ON EARTH I could have done this WHO KNOWS, BUT I put the camera on top of the car, climbed in back seat, strapped Noah in his car seat. Climbed out of back seat and got in front seat. Bobby takes off. Well, we had to pick Celeste up on the way to walmart so while we are waiting on her I wanted to take a picture of Noah NOT SO PAITENTLY waiting for his Jei Jei! heehee I told him to get use to waiting on Jei Jei :) Anyway can't find the camera. At that point I just thought I forgot to bring it. Well, we are not that far out from home and Bobby wants to apease me so he says we will go home and get camera since it is his first outing and all. SO we drive home and Bobby heads inside to search, is gone a long time so Celeste heads inside. A bit later Bobby calls my cell phone and asks me to recheck my purse. Which I did and of course it is not in there. Then I start goin over in my mind everything and I kept thinking "I KNOW I BROUGHT THE CAMERA" Well, all of a sudden it hit me and I got out of car and am searching close to car. Noah is SCREAMIN cuz I am out of car so I stand right by it and holler to Bobby. He and Celeste come out and I tell them I think it was on top of the car. Well, Bobby's brother John had come over from next door by this point and says I think I know where it is. So he and Bobby take off to up by John's mailbox. A bit later they come back with the results of my stupidity with them. I loose it and am crying hysterically! See for yourself

I am crying beyond hysterically at this point. I mean first of all THIS IS NOT MY CAMERA! It is my friend Liane's. She has basically let me use it for months and months because she is not a picture person like I am but it is still HER camera! SO I am of course like Liane is gonna kill me and on top of everything else I dont have a way to take pics of Noah now. How can I survive with no camera for pics of my baby :(

Well, I am blessed to say my friend Liane was very very forgiving. I am so blessed she is such a good friend. She was very worried about how upset I was more so than the camera. And I am also blessed to say I do have a camera to take pics of Noah with . It is not near as nice as the one I had but it works. So the pics above of the destroyed camera were taken with the new camera.

Anyway just thought I would share with yall about that. I still am upset with myself beyond upset really and cry whenever I think of it but I guess I am just loony. Cassie says, no you are the mother of a new born baby! new born to you, not sleeping and running on nothing so your mind is gone.

Speaking of that new born baby to me anyway! My sweet little man! He is doing so well. If we could get sleep down and baths without fits then we would have it made. Guess what I found durin a fit by the way?? :) A new tooth broke through! Noah is now the proud owner of SIX teeth! :) I guess you can call this tooth a tooth, it is just coming in. Celeste so kindly is holding Noah to show the tooth to the camera! Believe it or not he did not CRY when she held him like this! :) lol

Also, Noah has branched out a little :) He will let us put him down now and will play if we stay VERY CLOSE. :) Check it out :)

But every once in awhile we are back to Mama!

Safe in Mama's arms again! :)

And we decided to see if our little Taiwan boy woudl eat cajun food! :) So I made Gumbo and here is Noah's first bite of Gumbo! :)
He loved it and ate a ton of it! :)
And here is a picture of one of my fav times with little panda boy! :) He has drifted off but not completley as he is still holdin the bottle. But when I first start rocking and feedin him his formula he will just gaze into my eyes! I LOVE IT :) and sometimes he will let me hold the bottle and he will touch my mouth with his tiny little hands! I JUST LOVE IT :)
I am still in shock I guess that they really gave me this sweet baby boy! :) Part of me is like when is someone gonna come and take him away. I am so use to keepign other peoples babies for years and years but this one is ours! :) He is doing amazing considering all he has been through and lost and to top it off he is sick. I am giving him the medication the doctor gave me for him but I am concerned about it. Praying that it starts working on this congestion soon. At times he sounds so bad. Please pray the insurance gets figured out soon. Bobby's insurance would not put Noah on until we were were home with him and had the legal adoption papers they gave us at St. Lucy's so we are waiting on the some forms they want filled out (WHY WE COULDNT DO AT LEAST THAT BEFORE WE GOT HIM I DONT KNOW UGGH) and then we will send that and a copy of adoption papers to them. Praying they will get it goin quick. Dr. wants to send him for some evals and such. Bobby's job has been so funny about all this. He has to get PROOF we were really adopting in order to get his leave approved. and of course we did not get the adoption papers until we were in taiwan.
Anyway, I have babbled on and on and I am sure you are saying hush already!
night yall
I am gonna finish up here and watch panda boy sleep :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hello from the world of NOAH!

Hi all :)

It is so amazing to me that we are really home with NOAH! Seems like we worked so long and so hard to raise money and get everything together to go and get our boy and now we have him! WOW! Panda Boy is the cutest and snuggliest little guy. I believe he is bonding with Bobby and I. Until yesterday I could not put him down without him screaming. Now IF I lay on palat with him and play toys he will play there and not have to be literally held :) He is so fun. He is having sleep issues and at this point I dont think he is on Louisiana time or taiwan time. Just a mixed up version of life somewhere in between. He thrashes in his sleep when he does sleep and will have these horrid looks of pain on his little face at times. I have been online very little since we came home because when he sleeps I am so exhausted I want despretly to sleep as well. I have been working on the below video of coming to america and the first couple days. I got it completely done (which at a few minutes here and there took forver) and then the windows movie maker would not save it so it could be uploaded and I still don't know why. So then I uploaded pics to one true media and have made one on there, it does not have all the words and such the first one did I just did not have the energy to do it all over again. But I pray you enjoy the pics and music :) WARNING! There are alot of pics and some are so incredibly cute! :) I hope it gives the family and friends who can't be close to come and see Noah a glimpse into things here! It is funny cuz things are hard hard in some ways but I am so joyful and happy. I am still in shock I guess that they really gave me this baby! :) Noah has trasitioned to the Similac Advance very well so this is such a blessing! :) They sent us a welcome kit for adopted families with free samples so we tried them first and they worked so now they have a customer. We just had to buy formula for the first time yesterday they had so much free to us :) We had several different kinds of diapers that we had bought or were given and of them have decided that Huggies Supreme works best for Noah! :) It is funny that the huggies that are solid white with mickey mouse are horrible, but the ones that have the green and pooh on them and say Supreme work so much better. both are huggies. Very odd. Celeste was a luvs baby at that time they were best but have not proven so with Noah. Pampers I always thought were so good too and they have not proven as good either. And I change babies alot compared to alot of people. I have had people in the past complain when I kept there babies that I change them too often! LOL anyway I am not sure if anyone other than Aunts cares about all the diaper talk but there ya have it :) Noah eats very well. He is definitly a gerber baby. Does not like the other brands we tried! too funny :) he also will eat tiny bits of whatever we give him of regular foods :) Well, I will quit babbling for now. There is so much more I could share on Noah but I am sure y'all are like hush already! heehee Please enjoy this vidoe :) (for Aunt Dorothy and Aunt Liz the picture of when Noah reached and went to Mamma is in the video for y'all to see!)

Thanks for all the prayers and caring everyone
THE WAIT FOR NOAH IS OVER!!!! November 3, 2007~September 8, 2008 First heard about Noah~Noah in our Arms!
April 1, 2009~ June 7, 2010 First committed to Jeremiah~Jeremiah in our Arms!

The FIRST Picture we EVER saw!

The FIRST Picture we EVER saw!
Noah WesLee 5 months old

The First Picture we ever saw of:

The First Picture  we ever saw of:
Jeremiah Harold Sisemore ~1 year

Kisses in the Wind

I hold you in my heart and touch you in my dreams.
You are here each day with me, at least that's how it seems.

I know you wonder where we are... what's taking us so long.
But remember child, I love you so and God will keep you strong.

Now go outside and feel the breeze and let it touch your skin...Because tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God hold you in His hand until I can be with you.
I promise you, my darling, I'm doing all that I can do.

Very soon, you'll have a family for real, not just pretend.But for tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God wrap you in His arms and hold you very tight.
And let the angels bring the kisses that I sent to you each night.

When Love Takes You In!