Ahhhh!!!! So here is the post that we have been building up to for over two years. Maya’s welcome home day. I’m not gonna lie, that 17 hour flight from the other side of the world is torturous. I have never been so exhausted in my life. The flight is the labor of international adoption. On our last leg home, I had to sit on the floor in front of my seat just to stay awake. I was holding Maya and nodding off. Maya did really well on the flights…ate, slept, played, but a international flight is just not made for babies.
We decided to have a airport “party” with our friends and family to give everyone a chance to see us before we went into our cocooning hiding. Everyone was told to stay quiet and calm, to only approach Maya one at a time. I am happy that we did it and love having these photos to show her in the future. It was something to look forward to through the absolute craziness that is flying across the world with a baby..
The first week or so was exhausting insanity. I am still working with Alain through every word of his school books to make sure that he is learning everything that he can. Teaching with a 9 month old on your hip can be a bit challenging. Every day we are learning new tricks, getting a better schedule and slowly sanity is restoring. Maya sleeps all the way through most nights. She is such a happy baby, with big personality. We are so deeply in love with her. She is my dream with skin on. Now that we have settled in a bit more, I find myself with big happy tears slowly crawling down my face at least once a day. She is perfectly ours in every way. Here are the photos from our first day HOME!!
Photos thanks to my AMAZING best friend and business partner Kaylinn!! She is the best bestie a girl could ask for :)
Reuniting with Alain!!! We met him first and then our family of four went down to meet everyone else.