“Change of Plans”

Typical day today. Jackson is surprising me everyday with words that he understands and knows, even though he is not speaking them yet. For instance today he easily pointed out his head to me, when I thought he only knew his eyes, ears, mouth, and nose. And he’s doing really well with flashcards. He has problems sounding out some of the letters but his memory is really good. I showed him “peas” yesterday which I don’t think he’s even ate before, and he remembered it on his first try today. It’s going to be so exciting when he actually starts using more and more words. He understands a lot more than he speaks at this point.

The potty is still a struggle at the moment. He can go on it, but he’s having a lot of accidents. He never went once when it wasn’t potty time that we knew of while at the orphanage. But I think he’s just confused as to when he is supposed to go, so I’m going to start trying to only take him at certain times. We had another accident today, and now he’s starting to wet his diaper whenever he’s napping.

I also am trying to train myself from stop saying “Pizet” which is #1 and “Ca ca” which is #2. It’s been embarrassing for Lindsey and I both when we are out in a public restrooms using these terms! Ok, enough potty talk. I can’t believe I’m blogging about going on the potty.

I looked at our post adoption planner today. I think I’m going to take him to the Social Security office on Friday and get him registered for a number and card. I think Friday’s will be our escape day during these cold winter months.

Last, I put this on Facebook yesterday, but I saw CWA blog about “Family Movie Night” on Fox this Saturday. I don’t know if the movie will be any good, but they will be showing a movie with ties to international adoptions called “Change of Plans”.  Here’s the trailer: