We have another foster placement.
On Wednesday night, we added a baby girl to our home.
She is now 8 days old and one of the tiniest babies I’ve ever had, but oh so precious.
She went to the doctor today and is up to a whopping 5 lbs 8 ozs. I’m not sure how much she weighed when she was handed to us, but I know she lost weight in the hospital which put her under 5 lbs. I’m just glad to know she’s gaining, although I expected she probably was since her eating has gotten better in the very short time we’ve had her.
Lili and Naomi are “thrilled” to have a baby in the house. I’m also happy that she’s here, although feeling pretty tired. It’s been a very, very long time since I’ve done the up every two hours routine 🙂
Having a newborn in the house has also been a learning experience for the girls. We’ve been able to talk about babies and how to best meet their needs. We’re also taking a picture of Baby Girl each day and will put the pictures in a photo album so we can see just how quickly and how much she changes.
So far, so good.
There must be a special, lovely place in the great beyond for people like you – who give and care for those who need it most! Blessings to you.
Thank Rachel! I have to admit that I am the one who feels very privileged to be able to care for these children. That makes me pretty lucky it think.