Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Little One - no news. Haven't heard anything more from the CASA worker or about his case in general. Of course I am still "in trouble" for trimming his bangs, although the prior case worker did give me permission! Go figure. I'm still pushing them to find out what exactly I'm to do with his hair if mom doesn't want me to trim his bangs and they are going to stand behind that. Send him to a visit with barrettes and see what happens, ha! that's what I want to do. :) Beyond that, Little One is coming into some "issues." From what I've gathered he came into the system "failure to thrive." As I was discussing his communication concerns with a coworker who teaches a communication disordered class and specialized in small frys, she asked if he was failure to thrive. I told her he was and she asked if he ever stops eating when he has had enough? I said that actually he didn't, and that his day care provider and I would give him a set portion basically. Well, the past few days it has now turned into him crying and crying at the end of meals because the food is "gone." It isn't like we are starving him. Sunday's dinner he ate half of a thick pork chop, piece of bread, and good sized serving of mashed potatoes and corn. He's 13 months. You'd have thought we hadn't fed him in three days, he was crying so much. Same since. Monday's lunch Little One had two big helpings of a casserole and fruit, before Braeden or Olivia even finished their first serving, and the same crying after. Been the same for each meal since. I'm at a point where I need to call his physician and talk about these concerns.

Olivia - finally we are getting somewhere with her adoption subsidy. The regional director is doing it herself because of all the mixups and how long it has taken. She is also working on getting me some of the money owed toward gas for the past sibling visits. In other news, the sleep walking has lost it's quirkiness. It's no longer cute. It's annoying. :) Whenever it happens it's an hour after she goes to sleep and she doesn't remember it the next day. Crazy.

Braeden - What a child. He can be so loving one minute and then pulls out the attitude the next. On the soon-to-come front, Braeden and I will be attending a live Thomas the Tank Engine show in April! Since Olivia and I saw Princesses on Ice, Braeden and mommy are going to do Thomas. Should be lots of fun!

Weather - It's finally warm out!!! It was in the 70s yesterday and today. And even with my feelings of death I went through yesterday with some weird horrible sickness that is luckily better now, we went for a walk to the park. It was Gorgeous. Now we are in the midst of thunderstorms. And it's supposed to get cold again. But we at least had a bit of a reprieve. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel.


Robin said...

Thanks for the update on the kids! Maybe sleep walking goes along with being adopted? I was adopted and I am now 28 years old and I still sleep walk and don't remember it in the morning?:) Who knows!!!

Julie said...

Glad to hear the updates- I don't understand what these bms want us to do with hair sometimes- a friend of mine got in trouble for cutting their foster son's hair and is was a mess- oh well- i think barretts are hilarious!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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