We are finally back home as of this Monday at noon. Thus starts the long process of not only Tobi's getting used to "home" but also getting used to the changes having Tobi around 24/7. The following are a list of things that I (Brian) think were things I did not expect or was taken a little by surprise and/or things I have learned first hand . . .I mean everyone tells you that it is hard, but really you aren't actually ever ready for it.
1.) Never in my life have I considered sleeping from midnight until 5AM a good night sleep!
2.) I never knew where some of the elevators out in public were until now. (We use them all for the stroller . . . its easier than the escalators.)
3.) Never play too roughly with your baby right after he/she has eaten . . . it never ends up well . . .just ends up on your shirt.
4.) at least for little boys . . . ALWAYS COVER!
5.) The last one for now . . . It really helps to pray before saying goodnight to your son/daughter . . . two of the last 3 nights have been really good. We prayed before the two good nights. Thats just solid evidence.
Everything is going very well. Betka and I are learning alot about parenting a newborn and at times it feels as though our heads will explode, but so far they are both still intact.
The community here in Vienna is really great at helping us out. We have a meal every other day prepared by someone from VCS and lots of people always tell us that they are there if we ever need anything. We are very thankful that the Lord has placed us in such a special place. Now that Tobi is working on his 10th day of life we are looking forward to the next few weeks when we have some visitors coming. This Saturday my mother will be coming to Vienna for a week to meet her first grandchild. We are REALLY looking forward to having another person with us and just really looking forward to just being with her. Its been a while since we could just be together for the sake of being together and we are really looking forward to it.
Then at the end of August my cousin Jessica will be staying with us. We look forward to her visit as well. If any of you out there find yourselves in Vienna we would love to meet up. Just email us and we'll be in touch.
Anyway . . . we'll update later with more pictures but for now . . .God bless and keep you . . .