Do you remember when we first got Bei, and I had shared the story of a woman that adopted 4 children and she said at some point you get 'claimed' by the child as theirs? Bei instanteously 'claimed' me the first day. The bonding with Kai Kai Sweetie Pie has definitely been a different journey than Bei's. Besides all the multiple development and medical issue's, Kai seemed lost and anxious at times. He could not be content just sitting in my arms for even the shortest period of time. He was over the top active and constantly seeking stimulation. There was a lack of contentment about him. Reaching out for every and anybody to take him and not finding the peace and comfort in his own mama's arms. Bonding is always on the child's terms, so I have been patiently waiting to be claimed by Kai and it has paid off because I finally feel claimed by him! It has taken 6 months, but it has come, in the small things, like wanting only his mama when he is tired, wanting only me to feed him, wanting me to hold him and not reaching for everybody else. But even more importantly, he has seemed to have found contentment and can sit on my lap and just be still. My sister came to visit yesterday and we haven't seen her for over a month and she walked in the door and looked at me holding Kai and she said "he is finally yours." I was so excited that someone else saw it too that I almost cried. Don't get me wrong he is still a friendly little guy and will go to most people, but when he is tired he wants me and it feels incredibly good to be claimed by him.
So here is the big news about Kai...drumroll please....Kai Kai Sweetie Pie has officially taken his first steps!!! The fun part is that he walked first for my mom and niece who are visiting from Chicago. He stayed up last night til almost midnight walking from person to person and smiling and giggling because he was so proud of himself. I have to admit that his big ole head literally gets to be a little heavy for him and it sways him but once he builds up his core and neck muscles watch out world! The physical therapist always says "for Kai there are no problems, only solutions." If you saw how busy this kid was and how hard he works and how focused he is, you would be awed and amazed by him. He definitely has the Krueger work ethic! I'm proud of my boy!
The pictures are of Bei and his two cousins, Elizabeth and Taylor making cookies this weekend.
Morgan and Bei sitting together.
My house is small so it is easy for me to keep an eye on my children at all times, but for a moment this week I couldn't find Kai. He had been in the bathroom but I didn't see him in there any longer, so I searched the two bedrooms, kitchen and living room...that is it...there is no where else to look. I went back to the bathroom pulled back the shower curtain and there sat Kai Kai Sweetie Pie. He must have taken a header into the bathtub because I don't think there is a graceful way for him to get in the tub by himself.