We were on our way home from our family vacation when we received the call that a baby girl needed a home. We said yes. This is our first foster care placement and we’ve learned A LOT. Mostly the “newborn” thing is old hat for our family, this is our 6th time going through that (7th if you count the brief month with our newborn cousin last year). Chris and I become a little like drowning strangers, we are sleep deprived and on edge. I pray more in the first few months of my babies lives than I ever do because I constantly feel overjoyed and stressed to the max. I can’t share her story but I brought her home from the hospital and she’s been here since she was 12 days old. The kids fell in love with her immediately. September 2016 we went from a family of 7 to a family of 8 in the span of one phone call.
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My last little guy turned two at the end of September. I was struggling with him turning two, realizing I don’t have a baby anymore but now a lot of big kids and a toddler! I know there always comes a time in a mother’s life where she stops having children. I know many other women have felt these conflicting feelings of grief at what I won’t have again (to be pregnant and nursing) mingled in with a relief of sorts and an excitement about moving away from sleepless nights and diapers. Jonah could not be more precious. He is a boy with his kicking and throwing and jumping but he is very gentle and loves to sit and cuddle with me. He still has his paci, lovey and bear and since he is the last baby in our family, I don’t have any plans of pushing him to get rid of it. I will let him be little as long as I can.
This summer we have been more intentional about spending time with friends. One of my favorite memories from this week…
his future wife Lucy sharing watermelon rinds. The best part is they were enjoying what was left after all the older brothers and sisters had finished eating the good part off. You know they aren’t first born children if we are letting them eat the leftovers out of a bucket on the ground!