I don't remember much of yesterday but our Shih-Tzu, Monty, is starting to warm up to Henry. Our little guy has probably never seen a dog in his life so he whined a bit and held onto me when he first met Monty. Now he's learning to pet Monty "gently" and allowing him to kiss his hand. We hope they will become the best of friends.
Today I felt pretty awful. My ticklish cough from Guangzhou turned into a full-blown cold and after lunch I decided to take another dose of NyQuil (the first one I took before bed last night). Well, what a huge mistake! A few hours later I could barely keep my eyes open so I texted my husband to ask if he could come home early. I even put my little boy in his crib for his safety while I laid on the nursery floor to rest my eyes for a few minutes. My little man was not happy so I let him join me on the floor and play with some toys while I watched over him with one eye. Thank goodness my husband came home early because as soon as he took care of Henry I headed straight for my bedroom and didn't come out until almost two hours later! Never again will I take NyQuil during the day -- all I read was "alcohol free" and not the small print "may cause marked drowsiness" and it didn't help that I have jetlag as well (btw, I did not experience the drowsy feeling last night when I needed it!). I will stick with DayQuil during the day from now on!!
Well, I had better get myself ready for bed as the little guy may wake up at midnight and again around 3am. When I go into his room to tell him it's okay, he tends to fall back to sleep but when he sees me walking away, he cries. When he's wide awake we both lay on his bedroom floor over a thick quilt, so for the last couple of nights I've slept on the nursery floor for an hour or so to help him go back to sleep (I don't have the energy to stand over his crib to wait for him to go to sleep). I've heard of moms who have moved the crib to the master bedroom or who have set up another mattress in the nursery so I hope this will work for the time being.
Looking forward to meeting with the doctors at the local International Adoption division of the Texas Children's hospital hopefully next week.
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