Sunday, January 31, 2010

Oh, baby!

Little baby B has arrived!

Actually, he arrived a little over a week ago, but as you can imagine, I've been kind of busy :)

It's been a whirlwind trying to adjust to a newborn schedule, but I think we're starting to get into the swing of things. We were extrememly blessed to him sleep through the first seven nights he was here! Woohoo!! The last two nights haven't been quite so quiet, but they've served to make me even more thankful that sleepless nights don't appear to be a regular occurence for him!

Macieo is pretty much the sweetest big foster brother you've ever seen. I was a little nervous he'd be jealous, but it's been exactly the opposite. He wants to help with EVERYTHING, and is so sweet with the baby. He loves to hold him, and comes running to the car after school every day, asking, "Where's the baby!?!"

It's been a crazy busy week...there's no maternity leave for foster moms! Baby B has even been coming to work with me this week, as I've yet to find the part-time daycare I'm looking for. If you know of any state certified in-home or daycare centers that take kids part-time, let me know!

We made our first road trip yesterday to visit my grandma in Sioux City. Three hours each way, all in one day. Luckily, both boys were very well behaved! Mom and Dad were pretty cranky by the time we got home, though! Now we can cross "road trip" off our to-do list. I'm planning on staying home as much as I can from now on!!

Kind of a random post, but that's the way my mind's been working this week! Gotta run...there's a hungry baby to feed! Hungry might be an understatement...nine weeks old, and he weighed 13 lbs. 6 oz. at his doctor's appointment on Friday. Whew!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Still Waiting

It's been awhile since I posted, and our house is still a baby-free zone. This whole waiting thing is not my favorite part.

But the good news is, we have a plan, a real, concrete plan. We're picking up the baby (who is now 8 weeks old) on Friday. I'm 95% sure this will actually happen. I mean, the plan seems concrete, but this is still foster care. Nothing is ever certain.
In the meantime, the waiting hasn't been all bad, because we've been busy! With a son like mine, busy is kind of a way of life!
We've been to the Science Center with our friend Jack:



We've sparred at Tae Kwan Do:




We've played some serious basketball:




(Man, is that coach good looking, or what?)


And last, but not least, we've gotten spiffed up (and goofed around) as we tried on our outfit for Aunt Abigail's wedding:




Today, we're snowed in (or rather ICED in) and school is cancelled. So we'll take full advantage of a day off, and snuggle up in our warm house.
And we'll keep waiting.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Hurry Up and Wait

The baby did not arrive today as planned.

Apparently there was a problem with the paperwork on DHS's end. Gotta love red tape.

They need a signature of someone before they can transfer the baby, and that someone is only in the office one day a week. Not sure which day.

So baby could arrive anytime this week.

So much for planning ahead! We'll keep you posted...

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Instead of 9 months, 4 days.

We're not pregnant.

But we are expecting.

A baby, that is.

Tomorrow.

We got a phone call from DHS on Thursday. Could we take a six-week-old baby for foster care? Terrified and excited, we said yes. And remembered last February, when we got the call for a six-YEAR-old little boy.

The baby's room is ready. In four short days, we've called our generous and amazing friends, and borrowed everything we could ever need, from nursery furniture down to tiny little blue socks.

This morning, we said goodbye to the days of sleeping in.

Tomorrow, we jump with both feet into the unknown.

And we couldn't be more excited :)

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