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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Home Sweet Home!

We finally made it home! I know everyone may have been thinking that we were lost somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean, but we made it. Artem is the best plane partner. He sat on the plane and giggled for hour after hour. It was amazing. The stewardess thought he was amazing. He is doing great. He eats everything, he is drinking juice and water great, and sleeping like a champ. Its like he has always been here. He went to church on Sunday, sat through the service with us and did great.
He has conquered the bathtub with the help of his cousin Brayden who was here over the weekend. Brayden got in and started playing and that was all it took. Now Artem is crazy about the bath. He wants in it all the time. We have to keep the bathroom door closed or he will try to turn the water on.
He made his first visit to Down Syndrome of Louisville today for a toddler play group. He did really well. I was a proud Mommy.
We haven't started doctors appointments yet, but hope to next week. We started making appointments yesterday. I don't think it is going to be his favorite part of his journey, but we will do our best.
He doesn't love a car seat, but we are getting there.
These pictures are in backward order. with the first ones taken most recently:


  1. Thank You, sorry I nagged. I know people will be glad to see you are alive and well.

  2. So happy to hear it! Congratulations and welcome home!

    Robin (Bohdan and Yuri's proud aunt)

  3. Congratulations on making it home!

  4. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you guys!!!

  5. Oh I've been wondering!!! Happy to hear you are home and things have been going well. You already know this - but Artem is just adorable, he really is, those little cheeks are the best!

  6. So glad things are going so well Atrem is just adorable, he really looks such a happy little guy, hope you keep updating the blog so we are able to follow along.

  7. Congratulations! So good to see him home...

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  8. Oh my he is a doll!!!! Congratulations!!!!

  9. I had Artem's picture on my Christmas tree these past two years and I'm so glad to see he is in a loving home!! Congrats!! He's a doll!