Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thankful Thursday - My newest placement

Christmas was a wonderful time except for an unfortunate argument with my hubby.  We'll forget about that. All-in-all it was a great day and we even received a nice blanket of snow in our neck of the woods.

Christmas night my two kiddos went to bed in my bed.  We watched elf.  They slept well.  I slept ok between the dogs wanting to go out several times and trying to get comfy with my littlest child in my bed.

I went to bed as a mother of two.  Little did I know that it would be the last night for (a while) that I would have the chance to have a full, peaceful-night's sleep.

I woke up the day after Christmas with grand plans.  We were going to finish watching elf.  We were going to enjoy the snow with sledding and snowball fights in the backyard.  I thought maybe I might get started on cleaning the house.  Friends and family were coming over to enjoy the sledding fun.

About midway through the day my phone began to ring from an unfamiliar number (it seems by now I have all of the CPU numbers in my phone).

CPU: Hello, I was wondering if you'd be willing to accept a placement.  He's a 2-day old..
(jumping in) Mie: Yes!... Uh I'm sorry go ahead.
CPU: He's a (insert kiddo's story here).
Mie: Um of course!  I'd love to!!!  Um...I need to go ask my hubby really quick but I'm sure we will.

Mie: (waking hubby up) - Hun.  It's CPU with a baby.  Can we take him?!!!????  He's 2 days old.
Hubby: That's SO young! (Kind of whining)
Mie:  *sheepish grin*  Can we?

Needless to say after what seemed like the LONGEST wait EVER a little (3-day) old baby arrived at my home, straight from the hospital.

I'm. In. Love.

I'm super giddy, even after a night of (no) sleep with a newborn.

There's a high likelihood this kiddo will not go back to his family, in my guess.  There's also at least a high likelihood that a family member will step up.  We shall see on both.

Nevertheless, I'm SUPER thankful for this opportunity.  It will be interesting in the next few weeks as I go back to work with a newborn at home and no daycare to take him to until after he's 6 weeks old, but hey...I couldn't turn this chance down!


angela ford said...

congrats!! enjoy the sweet babe

Jess said...

AHHHH CONGRATS! You should be able to use FMLA to stay home with the little one! look into it, and spend time snuggling with that bundle of joy!!!!

Joy Kinard said...

This gave me a big smile this morning. This is what I thought: Your phone rings and someone says "Hey, there's a little baby named Jesus with no home, you want him?" Uhhhh yes!!!! :) Of course, I know he isn't Jesus, but he could be!

aka. Mimi said...

'Tis the season for tiny babies, I think! It sounds like the past couple of weeks have been big ones for a lot of us. :-) Congratulations! :-)

Dana Beam said...

So happy for you! I hope you enjoy every moment :)

FosterCareQandA said...

A newborn on Christmas? You can't possibly turn that down! Enjoy your time with him! Sometime I'd love to hear how the rest of your Christmas day played out, though I'm sure that it's a blur by now.