Thursday, March 18, 2010

BABIES update!

Little baby C is doing great! After the court hearing tuesday, we found out she will be staying, but, as with all foster care, knowing how long is the question that goes unanswered...sometimes for a very long time. The visiting nurse stopped in today, and despite all of our issues with feeding, she managed to gain 4 ounces in less than a week! I was pretty happy, considering I was concerned that she may have lost weight. She is still sleeping a lot, but staying awake a bit more at times. She is getting stronger, and eating better. So far, things are going well, and the adjustment to two babies in the house has been smooth. The hardest part is the middle of the night feedings-Jeff and I both love our sleep, so this is something we have had to get used to again. There is more to our story with baby C, and I will share that in an upcoming post!
And here is sweet baby L, who has been crawling for a few weeks now!!! This has added a new dynamic to our household...babyproofing everything, being on your toes at every moment watching what she is getting into, etc. She is such a sweet baby, and she continues to laugh out loud ALL the time, and smile at least a thousand times a day.
The sad news is...the great great uncle and his wife are still interested in adopting her. This may be a good thing...but sad for all of us. I will continue to pray and trust that the Lord's hand is on her and her situation, and that we will be ready and prepared for the day she could leave. We, of course would love to keep her and be her forever family...but know that this may not be the plan God has for her at this point. One thing I do know....there are so many people that love this baby, including her birth mother. Her birthmother is so young, and so lost, and seemed to have never had a chance in life. It is heartbreaking. Another thing I know is that no matter how much you say you won't get involved in anything else but caring for the baby when you do foster care, you can't help but feel a burden for these birth families of the little children you are caring for. It is hard not to want to reach out and do something, anything. There are fine lines you have to walk, and you have to constantly weigh every step you take, and hope you didn't cross the line at any point. It has become a ministry of sorts, and I know that the greatest gift I can give is the gift of prayer to these sweet children and their families. More updates soon!

4 comments:

Wendi said...

I enjoying hearing about your fostering experience. Fostering is still on my heart, but I just don't know. I am not sure my heart could take the loss if/when the child was removed. I am still praying about this.

Wife to the Rockstar said...

Love seeing little pieces of them!!!

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

they are so beautiful. I have decided to consider just doing respite for you for a while after I get liscensed. I think you will need it!

Anonymous said...

Who doesn't love a new baby and a crawling baby!

Kate