Friday, April 20, 2012

Family of 6 - Our Second Foster Placement

Our family of five became a family of six last Saturday.  I picked up our second foster placement from the hospital on Saturday afternoon.  It's interesting having two girls within 4 months of each other.  It's not like having twins.  They're in two very different development stages.  Baby Girl is learning to roll over and has just begun sleeping through the night with some consistency (praise God).  Baby J is a newborn, just 3 weeks old today.  While it has it's moments of hectic, I'm actually loving it.  They're schedules are just a little off so it makes feeding/changing time a little easier.  Baby J is on a pretty good schedule so the nights are easy to predict.
My boys have opened their hearts to our new Baby J.  There seemed concern that we wanted to adopt Baby J too.  After we shared Baby J's story with them and that at this time we expect this to be a reunification, the boys were more at ease.  They're such great little men and have huge hearts, they want to help take care of these girls that need us all.  My boys are incredible and I am so proud of them.  I love them so much.  
I had expected this to be a very short placement based on the information the hospital shared with us about the situation.  As it turns out some of their information wasn't correct.  Court proceedings have Baby J with us through the summer at a minimum.  She's a sweet little thing and we're gonna do our best to help her thrive.
We have been blessed with these two precious girls in our care.  I just hope we're strong enough for all that comes with it. We have also been blessed with so many amazing friends who have volunteered their time for babysitting or their clothes and equipment for baby care.  We are so blessed by each of you.  Thank you all so much.

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