Tuesday, June 19, 2012

We Are Foster Parents!

Last Friday as I was struggling through Target with a wild and rebellious two year old I got our first placement call.  Within a couple hours Mr. D arrived at our house!  He is a 6 month old chunky thing with a fuzzy little mohowk and a laid back personality.  Love at first sight!  It didn't take long for us to get to know each other and that's a good thing since his social worker didn't hang around for long.  The little guy is in a Spica cast (from his chest to his ankle) for a fractured femur so we have had some challenges.  Like can I talk about a difficult diaper change?!  He is so relaxed considering the uncomfortable position he's stuck in.  After he arrived, I made a trip BACK to Target for a convertible car seat (because of the cast he doesn't fit in an infant carrier) and formula, and yesterday I hit up the Nappy Shoppe for a carrier.   I went intending to get a Moby wrap but the owner convinced me to get the Mei Tai.  I'm hoping it will help enable me to go places with both boys and I love babywearing:)  I was so thankful little man arrived before the weekend so I had Jordan home to help make the adjustment from one boy to two!  We haven't had much sleep but it is getting better.  As I suspected this has been a whirlwind!