Thursday, August 16, 2007

We have survived week one

We have had the midget for over a week and we're still alive. Or more importantly, he's still alive (0:

I would be lying if I didn't say it's been a transition. Before he arrived, I was sleeping in, going to lunch with friends, working on home projects here and there. Hubs and I went to movies on weekends, or nurseries to check out plants we may want to put in the yard. We had no schedule, no inhibition, no.... luggage!
Now I am up around 6AM. I am up at 2AM, and sometimes 5AM. I have started going to bed by 9PM to get in the sleep my body so eagerly needs, but breaking it up into 4 hour chunks has taken it's toll.
Friday I started feeling ill, with a severe sore throat and a temp. Then the paranoia of what if it's contageous and I'm the primary care taker of a 3 month old??!
Thank god hubs stepped in and took over Fri and Sat nights so that I could try and catch up on my rest, but I still wasn't over it by Monday when he went back to work. Add to this his departure Monday night for 2 weeks out of the country.
Good news is it seems to have passed, bad news it was replaced by horrid cramping. At least I'm certain cramps are not contageous........

Every morning, I am greeted to a big smile. Baby smiles all the time, makes noises and talks. Goes through diapers like nobody's business, and eats his weight in formula - thus earning him the nickname piglette.
He has had 2 visits with his biological mother. I realize it will take some time to see where the case will go. Only details I can post are Mom is a young teenager with problems with her own mother. Dad is older (yes, read into this) and illegal. The whole family is illegal. This is not uncommon in AZ.
Although it sounds bad, I don't care ~ I have to say this bodes well for us.
You have to have a background check completed in order to foster or adopt a child. You have to have a social security number in order to run a background check. You have to be a legal citizen to have a social security number. Follow me here?? If Mom doesn't get it together, our chances are quite good. And that's all I'll say about that.....

But life has definitely changed in one week. No movies, no eating out, no quick trips to the store, or even long ones. My beloved Home Depot seems just out of reach. Our lives rotate around naps, feedings, diaper changes, and playtime.

And it's wonderful.


My Reality said...

Congrats on week one! I am glad you are finally feeling better.

It sounds like the situation with the biological family will really end up in your favour.

I would LOVE to see pics of your little guy. Would you be comfortable emailing them to me? I know you can't post them given the situation. I am so happy for you, Steph!!

Chris said...

Oh your life is wonderful! Congrats on surviving the first week with the piglet. I'm glad that things are looking good for you for the future with this little guy. I really appreciate your comments are input specific for Arizona . . . since I may be in need of such info in the near future.

Stephanie said...

awe, that is just awesome! Sounds like the little guy is getting you trained quite nicely. He sounds so sweet!

CA Momma said...

Don't you just love that welcoming smile in the morning? What fun.

Bea said...

Happy end-of-the-first week!


hope548 said...

That is awesome! I'm sure it will just get better and better and hope it works out for you!

Beagle said...

Oh, congrats . . . what a great post!

OHN said...

Princess...we need an update :)