I suppose I have some updating to do.
Really nothing has happened. Court was rescheduled! What!!! Oh well, I am thrilled to have another week to care for and pour my love into little Hiccup. We had two important court dates this past week and both will be at a later date.
Meanwhile Little Hiccup is growing and learning so much so fast. She has found those sweet chubby hands and can hold onto a toy even. She is talking all the time. Yesterday was our first full day without the Miracle Blanketswaddle. The night was a little more work for me but not too bad. Best investment ever, she has never wiggled out of it and she did learn to calm when laid on it because she knew what was coming. We used it only at night to help get her sleep patterns good.
I am still trying to figure out how I can keep bio parents updated on all these fun happenings. Our local office doesn’t seem to promote the triad of communication between foster parents, social worker, and bio parents. This makes it difficult. Right now I am limited to what I can tell them when we drop her off at a visit or an email that goes through two other people before it is given to the bio parents. I hope to set up a photo account at snapfish.So they can see pictures throughout the week.
Our weekend with all six of the kiddos was nice. We have had to do some very minor discipline the past two times for both Rough Nut and Tough Nut (timeout). Both Jones and I have found it heart wrenching. They are such sweet hearts and training a child to do what is right is never easy but when the child is not yours and is grown when they are first seeing you as a parent figure, well it’s just different. We do feel that their acting out a little is a sign that they are getting comfortable and that is fantastic.
We love the kids so much. Foster care can be exhausting. Not the kids so much as the system. Getting to love the kids and some times even their parents is so wonderful…. And confusing to heart.