A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. --Forest E. Witcraft

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Love that Smile

Precious has started to smile.  It is so cute!  She is the most adorable baby, especially all dressed in pink!

So much about Precious reminds me of BB.  I always said he was the best and easiest baby.  Precious is too!  She is calm and content unless she needs something (food or diaper change).  She enjoys being held but also likes the bouncy seat and the swing.  She is even generally happy in the carseat!

Precious is doing well holding her head up, sometimes.  Other times, when she is resting face forward against your shoulder, she flips her head back and forth, almost like she is rubbing her cheeks. She likes to sit up and/or be vertical.  She also likes to be on her stomach.  She can turn her head back and forth in this position too.

She eats really well.  I'm so happy about this, because I was worried initially.  Early on, you really had to play with her to get her to eat.  Even then, she only drank about an ounce or two at a time.  Now she consistently chows four ounces, occasionally more.

Precious is usually a good sleeper.  Most nights she will now sleep about four hours straight, be up to eat, and then sleep another three or four hours. 

We have been fortunate that she has not been sick at all.  She has only had a few major spit ups.  She also loves baths, just like BB.  I'm looking forward to her being able to sit up in the sink!

Precious is such an unexpected blessing.  I really didn't know if I would continue to do foster care after BB.  Seventeen years is a long time.  With three permanent and one pseudo-permanent children, I felt like I was pretty much at my limit. 

Then last fall I heard from a family member that BB's mom was pregnant again.  At that moment, she wasn't using because of where she was.  But uncertainty abounded.  I kept my license just in case. As it turned out, it was needed in January when Precious was born.  More uncertainty... Would mom participate?  Was there a dad involved?  We seem to be approaching the same situation as BB's case - nothing. 

This is definitely not my plan, but then neither was BB.  God's plan is always right; I'm just trying to figure out for sure what it is.  Still nothing is certain, just more uncertainty.  Only time will tell.

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