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Adopted 3 boys out of foster care, then got pregnant for my beautiful daughter, now currently pregnant again with twins.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Few Things

Not much has been going on. I am at a point, blessed not to have to deal with any crazy bio parents at the moment, so it's relatively drama free(and hope it stays that way). D's family calls his cell phone once in a while, but are not making an effort to get him home at the moment. They asked if he was happy where he was, he said yeah, and that's about all the effort so far.

I haven't heard anything from Smiley's mom since she left the hospital. I attended his sister's b-day party and spoke to grandma and she said mom and baby would be staying with her for a while. I feel a little better since grandma can keep the baby safe, but I don't really believe they will be staying there long. Grandma adopted his sisters and mom is not supposed to be living with them. Also, grandma and husband are just getting back together and I don't think she can care for the baby long. She told us she definately can not take custody of the baby and asked us if we still could, and we said yes. So, if the judge feels the baby cannot live with her, she will ask them to place with us. If they refuse, she will call us and we will step in.

I know it sounds bad and she hasn't(at least I don't think) done anything dangerous yet, her mental status has not changed. She was telling me at the hospital that the nurse said she should feed the baby every 2 hours or so and she told me she told the nurse she doesn't believe in waking a sleeping baby. She also had been trying to give him water at the hospital and the nurse told him not to, but she didn't think anything was wrong.

Bio mom gets aggressive when people tell her what to do, so I tried to gently explain that the nurses know what they are doing and to follow their advice for her baby. The good thing is, she usually listens to me, because I try to treat her with respect as much as possible. The bad thing is, she doesn't remember what I told her a couple days after I told her.

So far my job is going good and hope it continues. Sorry I've been away so long. Hopefully, now that I'm done teaching, I'll have more time to catch up with all of you, but I hope some of you are still hanging around.

Oh yeah, then there's Bella who just had to have orthopedic surgery on her let. Now, we must attempt to keep a very ADHD puppy still for about a month.


  • At 3:03 PM, Blogger JUST A MOM said…

    good luck with that puppy... I am getting ready to take in my 2 boy kitties and have ...well you know,,, will need lots of luck on that one. I had a very nice suprise last night,, on my facebook there was a message from a stranger to me,,, did you foster a mandy back in 1989,,, YES IT WAS THE ADOPTIVE MOM OF MY FIRST 2 FOSTER CHILDREN. 20 years later! My eyes are still swollen and I am still cleaning snot from my nose... HUGS

  • At 8:54 AM, Blogger Amanda said…

    well, relatively drama free is good for a change.

    i think you hit the nail on the head with smiley's mom. It is amazing how much differently people respond when they are talked to like adults and not children (even if they sometimes respond like children).

  • At 8:04 PM, Blogger Marthavmuffin said…

    I'm still here, I wish you luck in your new job, I hope it's a good fit for you.

    Also Keeping my fingers crossed about Bubbles and Smileys little brother.

    You have been through so much, you deserve to 'catch a break'


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