Friday, September 26, 2008

Family Growing?


We should get an absolute confirmation call sometime today. The case worker isn't 100% positive just yet, but she already feels fairly confident.... but on Monday, if all goes as she is planning right now, she will be bringing me a new little baby girl right from the hospital! As always, we don't know how long she'll be with us. Could be anywhere from 5 days, to 6 weeks, to a year. I anticipate mom working hard and being able to care for her eventually, she is currently breastfeeding and planning to send milk for us to use. That alone speaks well of her.

We can't wait to get our hands on her! I had not planned on telling the kids until we knew for sure, but Grace asked about Little Boy Blue last night, who went home in July after a 6 week stay with us. She was not at all upset, but asked if we could go get him for a little stay. I took that opportunity to go ahead and tell her that no, we couldn't see him, but that we might be taking care of another little baby while her mom gets better. She was excited about that! She asked a thousand questions I don't yet know the answer to: "What's her name? How little is she? Is she chocolate?" Obviously the last question cracks me up. All my born of the body kids have wanted a "chocolate" baby. As a matter of fact, Hope desperately wanted Grace to be chocolate. While I was pregnant (she was 4) she tried to place her order. Like I had control over what kind of baby was growing in my belly. "I want boys, momma. 2 of them. Chocolate." All matter of fact like she was sure that's what was in my protruding belly. I really worried she wouldn't accept her GIRL sister, only 1, "manilla". Not even 1 factor what she wanted. hahahaha!

This baby is biracial, (I wonder if that is chocolate enough?) and I'm sure the other girls will inspect every inch of her as soon as she gets here. Just like they have with every other baby that comes to our home. Whether staying or just visiting. What is that about kids (and some adults - me)? I even find myself asking other moms if I can take their baby's socks off. And I really would completely undress them if it wasn't so dang inappropriate! Upon entering the room to see Grace for the first time, Faith (then 6) immediately loosened the burrito wrap, pulled the socks, and then pulled her diaper tabs and took a peek. Bwahahahahahahahaha!

11 comments:

Annie said...

Congrats on your new possibility. It's nice to hear the innocent requests for diversity in your house. Luckily she didn't understand the full ramifications of a "chocolate" set of boy twins coming out of your body. Anyway, take lots of naps over the weekend:)You deserve it, you're expecting.

The Source said...

Oh a newborn!! I'm almost jealous! How exciting.

hsmomma5 said...

Oh, what a funny and sweet story! I can't wait to hear whether or not you get to welcome this little one into your home!

Shelley said...

people that don't know your kids in real life miss out on the ability to actually picture "Grace" saying that, cause that is what makes it so priceless to me. I can see that serious face in my head, haha!

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

is this a different baby? doesn't sound like the one you described. i love newborns! they big girls are going to be so excited when they see you and you give them the news.

Mandy said...

Oh I think I'm almost as excited as Grace! I fully expect a "come see our new baby" phone call when you're up for company. ;) Let me know if you need any baby stuff.. I have TONS of bottles and stuff we just sacked up (Avent and Playtex) that I don't know what to do with. I also have tons of baby washcloths all ready to go 'somewhere.' Not sure what you have left from little boy blue.. but I've got stuff!

Unspeakable Joy said...

hope you got that call today! glad i got to your blog, sounds like a great one to keep up with!! :)

Maury said...

Woo hoo...now you are going to be as tired as me! hahaha.... I can't wait to hear, and see a picture of her!

You know I am partial to little biracial babies!! Oh, so beautiful! And you know, nobody has even questioned if he was mine, they just assume he was born to me, until I got another baby that looks as different from him as can be and 8 months, I always get a double take now!

I bet it is such a weird feeling to think about bringing someone else's baby home from the hospital. My friend up here just had a placement of a newborn, and she picked him up from the hospital herself.

I can't wait to hear more!! And, as much as you need extra sleep, I bet you won't sleep in anticipation!

Amanda and Justin Dreyer said...

What an exciting journey... we'll be praying for you guys! I can't wait to hear what all the girls think!

Maury said...

So....I keep obsessively checking back over here to see if you got her.....like you have a ton of time to post if you did, but I WANT TO KNOW!

glitzen said...

Oh, I cannot wait to see the "new" baby!!!!!! What an honor and a privilage. I would be scared to death, and tickled to death too.