I have been a bad blogger lately. I finally have the laptop back at home though so at least I am able to blog now. I picked Phillip and Katya up from Dulles yesterday around 5pm. Their plane landed at 2:44pm and that is how long customs and immigration took them. Every other plane from Europe landed with theirs I think.
Long story short. We drove home, had dinner prepared by my cousin and his wife, then let the kids play a little and showed Katya the house before baths. After baths Katya let me put her jammies on and put her in the bed. She laid there and talked a while before going to sleep. She woke up around 1am and I rocked her a little bit and she went right back to sleep. Somewhere around 6 or so she woke up again and Phillip got her and put her in our bed. She fussed a while then threw up. Yuk. I'm not sure what was wrong but she was fine the rest of the day.
Naptime was awful. She screamed and cried and wouldn't let me rock her at first. She just saw the bed and I explained it was time for "speet" and she just got upset. I would appreciate some tips here because at first (since she wouldn't let me rock her) I just put her in her bed and let her scream a little while. Then I went in and rocked her to sleep. As soon as I put her down, she woke up and started screaming again. So I rocked her again. Same thing. Fast forward 2 hours later and none of my kids were asleep.
Finally she said she had to pee so I took her to the potty then brought her back to her bed. When I laid her down and tucked her in that time, she didn't fuss at all and went right to sleep. THEN I could get Wyatt to go to sleep.
Overall though, the kids have played happily with each other all day and our "Christmas Day" is tomorrow morning! I am so happy to have my hubby back. I missed that man!
Katya has a Dr. appointment on Tues. next week so we'll see what specialist they refer of to and what everyone recommends. She definitely will benefit from medical attention here in the U.S.
I will fill in what all went on in Kharkov at other time. When I have time!