Wednesday, August 12, 2009

All About Alex


Alex has been home for six days now and there is no way this child is ever looking back. Out of curiosity I have asked him a few times if he wants to go back to his groupa either by mentioning it or showing him a picture. Alex has no desire whatsoever--- and though its not like he has the choice anyways, it does make me feel good that he doesn't want to.

I have him off the medication that the doctor had given me to calm Alex down, and John and I have no plans to put him back on it. He is such an amazing, good, smart little boy that listens and behaves great without it.

Tomorrow I am taking him to the doctor to get him checked out. They will most likely update his immunizations and refer us up to the Children's hospital. I am curious to see how much he weighs. I will be asking the doctor to fill out a form for a handicap parking permit. Alex is a big boy-- much heavier than Dennis and walking long distances with him will be challenging at least in the beginning.

We are all getting used to calling him Alex instead of Alosha or Alexsey and earlier today he actually responded to his name being called. He answered from the top of the stairs, "Stoh Mama!" It was cute.

Alex loves the water. Whether it is the pool or the bathtub, his face lights up when I mention, "Coopatza?" "Da!" he says as he gives his head one good shake.

Overall, I couldn't be happier with how all of us are adjusting. Alex loves looking at pictures on the wall and thinks it is really neat that he recognizes his family. I feel bad for not having more pictures of him up on the wall yet---- something I plan on doing next week.

23 comments:

Charissa said...

What a wonderful gift you have been given. And vice versa.

Carey and Norman said...

Such wonderful news to hear. So glad that Alex is adapting so well and enjoying his new family. I also love that he and Dennis are so close. Absolutely perfect!

Mountain Girl said...

What great news to hear that Alex is adjusting and being so good without the medicine! I don't blame him for not wanting to go back - why would he? He has his own family now - probably plenty of attention and friends and so many opportunities. YEA for him - what a blessed little boy!

Mother Goose said...

get him a lifejacket for the pool and teach him how to swim with it.

that is what we do for our daughter with cerebral palsy and she is a fish!

Carmencita said...

Querida Cristina: !!que guapo y simpatico es Alex.. Precioso niño!! ,como me hubiera gustado conocerle en persona y darle un beso,igual que conoci a Julia y Dennis ,por cierto ,!!felicidades por la fantastica famila que habeis formado!!
besos de Carmencita y su familia.Desde España.

Kathy C. said...

such a good report

Connie said...

What a smile! He is a happy boy! :)

Missy said...

Great to hear such a good report!!

Did you get my e-mail asking what room he was in at Antoshka and if you could tell me anything about that certain little girl?

-Missy
mjvoigts@netzero.com (temp address while in UA)

The Dulls said...

Oh how wonderful!!! Praise the Lord!!! He is just beautiful!

The McEacherns said...

SO glad to hear it's going well! And the picture you posted could pretty much be my husband at that age, so needless to say, I think he's adorable!

Stacy said...

I'm so glad he's adjusting well. He's so adorable!!!

Anonymous said...

AWESOME!!

Rachel said...

This was so fun to read! :)

Kelli said...

its been so crazy around our home that I am so far behind on blogging and reading blogs so I didnt even know Alex was home yet. Such good news.

deb said...

What a beautiful boy in a beautiful family! I am so thrilled for all of you.

Martha said...

Yes, so fun to Reed!

Tina in CT said...

Not surprised that he loves the water. Great suggestion to get him a lifevest and teaching him to swim. Just think how it will feel as he'll be able to easily move through the water.

I am sure you are anxious to get him thoroughly checked out and learn what you can about his therapy, etc. for the SB. It's good that you have a good childrens' hospital nearby.

The Kaysers said...

Soon your walls will be covered with Alex. Or probably Alex and Dennis since they are such buddies. It will be hard to not snap pictures of those little cuties playing together!

tammy said...

wonderful! he is so blessed to be with your family!

Donna said...

Wow, so excited to hear that all is going so well for you all. We prayed you all during your trip. Thanks for the wonderful blog posts to keep us all updated.
Delight in Him

MamaPoRuski said...

He is too cute! Can't wait to hear the medical report and what God is going to do in his life, and YOURS! Hugs today my friend!

Delahne said...

It's so exciting to see how well Alex is doing so quickly. Gos is so good!

Anonymous said...

I am glad you are so hopeful that there will be no problems with Alex adjusting but you need to be a little more realistic. Your blog posts from the Ukraine showed frustration with how Alex acted and it even seemed that you could not wait to get home so that you could discipline him. Good luck to Alex