Wednesday, April 23, 2008

sleep........ and the case of the mud

After 5 attempts to get zantac down LP's mouth I finally succeeded. I about started crying. Ok so I was a little emotional last night...... lack of sleep does that. I have been up all night the two previous nights with a screaming baby. Once she got it down she slept so good. I was just about reduced to tears because I was finally going to get some sleep. Poor girl had acid reflux and nobody even knew it. She is doing so much better. She is even sucking on a pacifier. That is good considering she started out so little and not even sucking on a bottle.

In other news, BAB has decided that mud is fun. She will sit and scoop mud for hours. And for BAB that is impressive. She is so crazy wild. I hardly see her be still for more then 5 seconds. And that is not an exaggeration. So we have had nightly baths. This is proofing to be not fun. See she doesn't like her hair washed. So she screams the whole time..... The whole time. I have to shut all the windows for fear someone will call CPS on ME!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Weighty issues

Well, LM isn't gaining weight like the doctors want. So I have to start giving her high calories formula. I don't want to, but I want her to be healthy so....... I will........ LP is gaining weight just fine though. So that is good. She is growing and looking much healthier. I'm very happy about that. She does, however, have acid reflux. So that is bad. But I almost expected it. But if that is the worst I can deal with that. I however need to LOOSE weight. Post partum bodies suck.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


I have to take LP to DHS to have parental visit tomorrow. Last week her biomom sent some clothes for her. So being the nice person that I am I decided that I was going to put her in an outfit that she sent. Unfortunately they smelled like smoke. I can't stand that smell. I treat all foster babies/kids that come into my care like they are my own. Whether they are here for a week or forever. I would not put clothes that smell like smoke on my child. So at 9 o'clock at night I decided I needed to wash them so she could wear them. My washer and dryer are in my nasty basement and I make it a rule to not go down there. But I had to if I wanted to wash the clothes. So I put my muckers on and head down into the great unknown. I silently pray that no boogie monsters (aka: bats) get me. I also tried to get my big dog to come down with me and she refused........ panty waist...... Anyways, I make it down and start some laundry. As I am headed back I happen to look at the floor. What do you think I saw? Mushrooms. Mushrooms were growing in my basement! I almost fell on the floor laughing until I realized were I was.....

(not the ending you were expecting, huh?!?!?)

My day

Well, we have been having a glorious day here. It is in the high 60s and I am loving it! ALthough I can only love it from the inside of my house. There is no play equipment out for BAB yet and I am not taking a 2 year old, a 3 month old and a newborn to the park. It is only 2 blocks, but I did that yesterday with a friend and LP screamed the whole way back. I am going to try and keep what sanity I have left.

LP has a parental visit with her biomom tomorrow morning. I am dropping my two other minions off to my moms and then after I drop LP off to the DHS I am going shopping....... ALONE. I know I am as shocked as you. Ok, i must confess, it is just grocery shopping. But non the less it makes me giddy. I will be able to LOOK at something for more then 3 seconds at a time. WOO HOO! I might even get to go to more then one store........ whoa...... I'm getting a little lighted headed....

Also the sleep gods must really love me because I got all three of my babies to sleep at the same time today. BUT LP and LM were in cohoots last night to never let me sleep. LM didn't go to sleep until 11pm then LP woke up at 12:30am then, LM woke up at 3:30am then LP woke up at 5:30am and then LM woke up at 7:30am. The whole night was a blur. I was lucky if I remembered which one to whip a boob out and which one to give a bottle!

Friday, April 11, 2008

My child must be starving

I'm making steak and onion pie. It smells REALLY REALLY good. BAB is screaming at the top of her lungs because I put it in the oven instead of her highchair. I think she will make it another 30 minutes. Me on the other hand may retreat to insanity.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


I went to the WIC office today and tried to sign LP up. Because LP is in the foster system she can get it. And I thought 'Hey formula is expensive!' So anyways, my experience like many other experiences with state and government facilities was mildly frustrating. You can only go in Thursdays to get new WIC coupons so I thought I was doing good. I get in there and the lady says well we have to make an appt. for LP to get signed up. I was like 'What!' The soonest they could get me in was April 29th! I was so pissed. I mean I feel like I am on there side here. I am not asking for free stuff. I am doing them (the state) a service by taking care of a child that is in there protection. So why can't they get me WIC? I was a little disgruntled. Not only that, but if you think about all the poor mothers out there that really can't afford to feed their children and they have to wait 20 days to get assistants. So what do their kids starve until then? What a load of crap. I wrote the social worker I deal with and told her how pissed I was.

All three babies are sleeping at the same time. I am going to take a nap myself if I can! But first I get to clean........... BAH!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Its like having twins

So I guess it hasn't been that bad. LP sleeps most of the time. I have problems getting her to eat, but other then that she hardly lets a peep. LM on the other hand is being a little fussy lately. Although she just got 3 shots in her thigh..... Poor baby. Pilot leaves tomorrow for two days so we will see how it goes. I think it will be okay. Also I have to take LP for a visit with biomom and hopefully I will find out a little more about how things are going to go. We will see!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Oh Thee Insanity

I have officially gone off the deep end. I now have a new born foster baby on my house as well as a 3 month old and a 22 month old. They were pretty desperate to call me. We had told them not to call because we had our hands full as it was. So when they called I knew they were desperate. I have decided to name her Li'l Peanut as she is only 5 pounds. So very tiny! We picked her up yesterday. She did very good last night. She has a very high pitched squeal for a cry right now, but it is very soft. Hopefully the highness will dim down as the loudness increases! We do no know how long we will have her. She may go to a relative. The DHS has to check the two that came forward and asked to have her. Then she will be placed with them or she will stay here. Either way I will be ok. I believe family is important, but I would be very happy if she stayed here to! I will keep you all updated!

In other news, the house was inspected yesterday. Everything looks good. We met the owner. He was very nice. He told us a little bit about the place which was nice. Potential move date is late May/early June.

In other other news, LM is not gaining weight like they want. So I may have to supplement with formula. Bah! I don't want to do that so I am trying to research ways to get around this. And she got 3 shots yesterday! I almost cried! It was awful! She puked yesterday too which she never does. I felt so bad for her.

In other other other news, the adoption worker finally came out. He said that things look good and that everything should be final in about 4-5 months. YAY!

Well, both babies are crying so I better go!

Thursday, April 3, 2008


They have finally accepted our offer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!