"Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do.
God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows what we know,
and holds us responsible to act." Prov 24:12

Monday, June 14, 2010

Day 12: Your Prayers Were Heard

Your prayers were heard!!! Thank You! Sasha slept the entire night last night! No joke, the entire night! He fell asleep around 8 pm and did not wake up until 4:30 am. I then fed him a bottle and within 30 minutes, he was back soundly asleep until 8 am! What a wonderful night that was. And, he was so well rested today which was such a blessing. He was happy and smiling more because he was not so exhausted and stressed. Then he took a 2 hour nap in his crib today as well with no fussing. We are SO proud of him.

I had to laugh though because last night, he was finally sleeping well and after about 2 hours, we were hit with a huge thunderstorm. It was SO loud! We have loud thunderstorms where we live all the time but this was the loudest I have ever heard and he didn't even wake up. Even though he slept well, Jeremy and I didn't. I think we were both so ready for the screaming to start at any moment that we remained tense for the entire night. Plus, Heath chose last night as his only night to be really fussy. So, that was all quite comical but our goal in the end was to have Sasha get a good night's sleep and he did. Thank you for your prayers! Please keep him in his prayers so he can rest up and get healthy.

Sasha loves to go out and explore the city in the stroller. We just wish it wasn't so hot outside so we could do it more. He has been a champ in the heat though. He was constantly sweaty and overheated at the orphanage but since we have had him at the apartment, his temperature has regulated itself. He doesn't look as sick or stressed and that is such a great thing, for us as parents, to see. Even when we go out in the 90 degree heat, he has been doing so well. He just loves to hang out and look at all that is going on around him. It is pretty amazing to witness this whole new world opening up for him. He is just such a sweetheart and we are just so thankful that everything came together so that we were able to adopt him. He has such an amazing life ahead of him that no longer involves spending almost all his waking hours in a crib.


  1. Seeing him with the rest of your family just makes my heart sing!

  2. We're so glad Sasha got a good nights sleep-- amazing! Hope you ALL sleep from now on :) Enjoy your time together.

  3. That is great, Devon! You and everyone in the apt building must feel so relieved:) A good night sleep is a wonderful thing.

    We are home now so maybe we can connect tomorrow.

  4. Hurray! Now, I will pray for Mom and Dad to get to sleep.