And I am SO nervous! Some background for anyone who doesn't know... I have three bio kids and my dh has a 9 yo son from a previous relationship. We have just received full custody of 9 yo Nathan David! Yes, he and dh flew in from OH yesterday! I actually got my act together and lugged all three kids into the city, to meet them at Logan Intl airport... it was an adventure!
I am so happy Nathan is with us, but I am unsure whether he is thrilled about everything or not. I don't expect him to be... I think he's in shock, he has come from being an only child to one of four! I still can't believe that I have FOUR kids
: We took him out for dinner and then we went home. I showed him his room and he just crashed, it was only 8 p.m. When I went upstairs at 11 p.m. I heard him crying, so I asked dh to go talk to him. Nathan got real upset and told dh to butt out! I guess we have to give him space...
After that dh and I felt we could do no more, so we went to bed... When I woke up at 3 a.m. Lainy (who is supposed to be sleeping in her own room now) was fast asleep in the crib next to my bed (where she used to sleep). When Jude woke me up at 5 a.m. BOTH
Teddy and Nathan were curled up next to me! Nathan scared me, because I hardly know him. I didn't bug him, he looked so peaceful!
I think that Nathan is angry and sad inside, dh and I just want to give him the loving, caring home that he deserves... I hope this works out... Thanks for reading everyone.
If anyone has any advice about 9yos I am all ears!