“When you said the ethnicity of Rylands father...did you mean nationality? Because the average faces was based on countries. Or do I not know the difference between ethnicity and nationality lol”
I did mean ethnicity, but you’re not mistaken in the difference between the two.
Yes, the photos were the averages by country, but all those from South America and Mexico would be considered Hispanic/Latino ethnically.
I was just thinking that he had similarities with the average male of countries from very different parts of the world.
The only reason it would matter to us anyway is that the birthfather is completely unknown, and some ethnic groups are more susceptible to certain medical conditions.
Ryland is 5 months old today
I haven’t taken his pictures, yet.
He’s started holding his own bottle (sometimes) (if we put his hands on it).
He also kissed his reflection this weekend.
He still can’t sit very well. He always falls to the right. He does everything to the right. He’s slept with his head on the right side since he was born. He rolls to the right (both front-to-back and vice-versa). He rotates himself on his belly to the right.
Yesterday, we saw the couple we know that adopted from the same agency for the first time since we got Ryland. They gave us two children’s books dealing with adoption. I read them to Ryland yesterday afternoon, but got choked up during the first one and completely broke down and sobbed during the second. Ryland laughed. I think he thinks my crying sounds are funny.
petiteallie replied to your post: Ryland’s birth certificate came in today!
are you going to celebrate his adoption day and his birthday?
I doubt it. We were placed with him when he was 2 days old, but the adoption wasn’t final until over 3 months later.
We’ll probably let him learn the other dates and talk about them, but won’t have any sort of celebration for them.
Ryland’s birth certificate came in today!
December Daily Delight day 17- Our adoption of Ryland was made official this morning!!!
People like to say, “He could really pass for your child.”
What I wanted to say the last time it happened was, “Not if you know anything about genetics.” A blue eyed mom and a green/central heterochromatic-eyed dad
What I may say next time is, “He is my child.”
We really don’t care if he could pass for our biological child or not. I wonder if people would still try to find features that match if he happened to be another race.
Our picture in the quarterly newsletter for the adoption agency.
Can you tell how happy/tired we were?
Also, they think they’re funny with that “little gator” comment.
A friend just shared this on my facebook wall.
My aunt gave Ryland this adorable sock money outfit.
Tomorrow is his 2-month appointment which means more shots. :(
Then tomorrow night is our last post-placement home study visit!
Then Friday we go to Jeremy’s parents’ house since it’s about halfway to Huntsville but about 25 min. to the west of the route.
Then Saturday my brother gets married!!!
Then Sunday we’ll be at the church at which Jeremy’s dad preaches and everyone will get to see Ryland!
In the meantime, I still need to finish my dress. And try to workout at least 2 days in that time frame.
8. something you do every day
Feed Ryland- Usually I do hold the bottle for him, but it managed to stay propped up on his hand long enough for me to take the picture. It’s not easy to take a picture of a baby on your lap with a 35mm lens.
Day 8- I’m thankful that Ryland’s birthmother was pro-life.
Our adoption court date has been set!!!
After that, Ryland will be officially ours!
4. TV- tasty visual?
I didn’t take a pic of the tv…
Isn’t this the most perfect cake design for us? It’s not smeared under his name. I just blurred out our last name. Not that it would be hard to figure out if you tried, but I told Jeremy I wouldn’t ever post it on tumblr for all to see.
Day 4- I’m thankful that my Christian family is so much more than one congregation. We’ve been shown so much love.
Besides struggling recently with secret eating, I also still haven’t quite worked out about what to do about getting hungry during the night while I’m up with Ryland.
My 3 basic choices are
- Eat extra right before bed even though I’m not hungry at the time.
- Eat a snack in the middle of the night whenever I do get hungry.
- Just tough it out until morning.
Each of these have problems, though:
- I don’t like eating when I’m not hungry because that’s something I’ve struggled with as long as I can remember. Also, sometimes it’s still not enough and I still get hungry during the night.
- This means I’ll miss out on more sleep because if it’s something to prepare, I’ll have to wait until after I’m done feeding Ryland before I eat. Then I have to decide to either go back to sleep with gross teeth or brush but miss more sleep.
- It’s hard to sleep when you’re hungry, and sometimes I’ll get hungry as early as around midnight, which means that the other time or two I have to get up, I’m also hungry.
Do y’all have any other ideas?
Another thing, I’ve been trying to look into ways we can make sure that Ryland is completely healthy even though he is formula fed. Many of the sites I find make it seem like a crime if you do anything but breast feed. I don’t know how much of their info I can trust since they are obviously biased. Does anyone know anything about this?
“Do you plan on celebrating Ryland's adoption day since you adopted him on his birthday?”
We actually adopted him 2 days afterward, but we had “claimed” him over the phone the day he was born.
We probably won’t since they’re so close together.