Tuesday, March 30, 2010
On Sunday night went to the local kid's pizza and game joint featuring the giant rodent. (As a side note, we had never step foot in the place before, and hope to NEVER again.) I'm actually the loser who picked the place, thinking it would be a fun place to have our visit with A (Andy's birthmom), her fiance, 6 year old daughter, and 5 month old daughter. Little did I know that there wouldn't even be a table big enough for all of us to sit together. There also wasn't much that Andy could do, plus he was completely overwhelmed by all of the noise, lights, people, games, and activity. I'm just so proud of him and I had hoped that A would be able to see more of his cute little personality.
But, back to the purpose of the visit. It was great to see A again, and especially to see her joy at seeing Andy. As we talked I was so appreciative of hearing how pleased she is with her decision to place him with us. It helps so much to know that she isn't having any regrets. Andy was able to meet his half-sisters, and was quite tickled with the baby. It was really cute to see.
Even though I was a little nervous beforehand, I didn't need to be. I was at ease immediately. I think A was in the same boat as me. Each time we talk on the phone, text, or meet this seems to get easier. And that's a great feeling. Even though Andy is too little to realize what is going on I think it's important that by the time he is old enough that our visits feel very comfortable and natural. We are definitely heading in that direction, and for that I'm grateful.
They will be in town again over the 4th of July and we've talked about getting together again then, in a much more relaxed setting. In the meantime, we took more pictures and Andy continues to see A's pictures in our digital picture frame. We talk about what her name is, and hopefully next time he will be able to say it.