The Pitman's Journey To Russia

Our journey to adopt three beautiful children from Vladivostok, Russia

Thursday, February 19, 2009

These are pictures from the kids Baptism on Valentine's Day (easy for everyone to remember). Everything went wonderful and it was a beautiful service. The kids are doing great. We have had three school days now that Olivia has not cried (Yeah!!). I have to apologize because Heather Overstreet tagged me for a book tag but I have to be honest, I have not read a book since we have been home! I am still trying to get used to the whole "Mom" thing. It has really been hard for me. I feel guilty sometimes because I wanted children so bad but their are days now that I wish I worked outside the house. I am with at least one of them if not two or all three 24/7 and it is wearing me out. Eric works everyday (even weekends) almost all day so I usually do not have the break when Dad gets home. These feelings aside, I am so grateful to be blessed with three beautiful and healthy children. Olivia does not cry when it is time to go to sleep (unless I make her take a nap) and AJ goes into his room and goes to sleep without any problems and he does not rock himself to sleep. Max will have to have some oral surgery because his teeth are in bad shape but otherwise is healthy and happy. It was so cute, a couple of weeks ago a Mom at school stopped me and told me her daughter had a crush on Max.
It will be really nice when we can communicate more in English though.


Carolynn and Steve said...

Oh, they are so so so CUTE! What a great day for you guys.

I DO understand about the feeling guilty about wanting some time away--especially when you waited so long and worked so hard to get them here. I know having no down time and no alone time can just wear you out faster than anything. I'm praying for grace and strength for you (and also for a nap!)


Heather said...

Such a good looking family! The boys are so handsome and Olivia looks like a princess. And you look gorgeous Becky! Don't feel guilty about needing a break. This is completely natural and you are entitled to a little 'me' time to refuel. Thanks for giving us a little update!

Tracey and Chuck said...

Yeah.....I am so happy to see a post!!! Sounds like you have your hands full and are crazy busy!!! Olivia looks beautiful and the boys are so handsome in their suits and ties. How wonderful that you had them baptized on Valentines day! So glad to hear they are doing well. Thanks so much for the update. Talk soon.

Craig and Phyllis said...

Dont worry about feeling guilty. I have been a mother before, but it has been a loooong time since my kids were at the stage the boys are at now. I'm exhausted!!! The past week I have had some time to get out of the house with a friend or our ladies Bible study. I'm going to the study for the social time. There was a guilt trip over that, but it has been sooo good to get back into some fellowship with my friends from church. I was starting to cry way too much. Major sign that I needed to come up for air! It has been like having triplets, except with babies, you can put them in their cribs and know they are safe. With our 2 families, the kids are older and can get into everything. It is physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausting. So hang in there and try to get a break as soon as you can!

Carey and Norman said...

Congratulations. They looked so sweet dressed up for their baptism. Glad things are going well. And, I think watching children 24/7 can be hard for any of us, so I think it is good that you can express your feelings and know that there are others that can lend you advice and support. I have found our blog very helpful for advice and support too.

So glad things are going so well for you!