It’s been over a month since I have blogged here…. when I last wrote, I was in the stage of “Let’s Pretend I’m 8.5 months Pregnant”. Well that ship has sailed and our lives have been blessed with a Baby Girl. Since she is in Foster Care, I will need to keep her identity under wraps. So no pics of her beautiful face…. just toes, fingers and hair.
She is healthy, happy, growing like a champ and a little miracle in our lives.
Here is how it all went down.
Eddie and I have been planning on fost/adopting for over a year. We took classes, did a home study, got our home certified, filled out hundreds of papers and tried not to freak out while we waited for the phone to ring.
Our plans to fost/adopt took a little longer than the other graduates from our class. Not that we think it’s a bad thing….. for us it’s all about timing and when the time is right… the time is right. We had a few snags a long the way. The first was when our 17-year old dog, Max, passed away on the day before we were to begin our home study. We were heartbroken. We postponed the meeting until our hearts had sometime to heal. The next derailment was when I was not so gracefully thrown 15 feet from a cab in NYC. Me with a giant black eye and a hobble was not exactly the picture of a “happy and healthy” home. Then we had my crash and burn sickness after our baby-moon in Mexico that had me in the hospital with an IV and in bed for 10 days. It seemed that every time we were inching closer to the finish line we were met with a set back. Well set back no more. We were officially certified a Fost/Adopt home on November 14th.
So far foster parenthood has been very rewarding and full of humor…. just the other day Eddie asked me, “Is that poop or chocolate that is on your boob?” I didn’t do a taste test.
Wish us luck on this journey! We had some court dates this week and I am hoping to find out what happened today at 3pm. Until then, we march on with Love, Giggles and POOP!
You can follow along on day-to-day stuff…. by following my personal page at Facebook. Sorry I can’t add anymore people there but you can follow. Instagram is another good place to see pics of our journey. I’ll be blogging big updates here and new craft projects at our new blog….. Handmade Happy Hour.