Some sweet moments from this week included a gift of a teddy bear from Lindsey's friend Kristie. Ivan saw the bear and instantly wanted to hold him. Shortly after was naptime and Ivan wanted to take Bear to bed with him. As Lindsey laid Ivan down, Ivan laid Bear down next to him and pulled the sheet up that would typically cover Ivan, onto Bear. Then as Lindsey rubbed Ivan's back, Ivan rubbed Bear's back to help Bear fall asleep. Too stinkin sweet!
Some highlights from the week also included visits from the grandparents. Ivan has been doing pretty well adjusting to our home and the routine we've put in place for him, but we've intentionally not had many visitors yet, to help facilitate Ivan's adjustment to us and home. We would like to thank everyone for being so patient and respecting our wishes in this, but we thought Ivan has been doing so well, it's time for Grandma and Grandpa and Nana and Papa to make visit! In doing so we've decided Ivan may have a pretty social side also. He beamed when they came over and he had a great time! He was loving the attention and new faces, though he'd seen them before, he was thrilled to have new company.
Ivan also took his first tractor ride this week...figured why wait? I'd say there were mixed reviews. Mainly because Mommy was not a co-pilot on this ride. We worked through the tears and decided in the end that maybe it wasn't so bad. Daddy will be persistent.
One undelightful event was Ivan's second car ride, while awake. Lindsey was taking me to pick up a piece of machinery about 30 minutes from home. I was playing with Ivan and he was giggling and laughing. Seemingly having a ball, just before he unloaded lunch all down his front. So two car rides this week and two removals of the carseat to clean the vomit probably means this little guy gets carsick. Not the best news when you live 15 minutes from the nearest town. We're going to try a few things to see if we can improve his endurance, but truthfully, he's probably not ridden in cars more than 2-3 times in his life before meeting us, so it could just take some time.