Friday, August 08, 2008
Next Friday is going to be tough.
Baby Bug will be returned to her parents next Friday, 15 August, for good. Even though we fully support this reunification and have a lot of respect for her parents and all they've accomplished these past 8 1/2 months, my heart is going to break a little once pack up all her things and deliver her home and leave without her for the last time. I've told my boss that I'm taking that day off of work because I know I'll be in no mood to put on a brave face and do my job. I'm probably going to want to go home and have a good cry!
We actually haven't had much time with Baby Bug these past two weeks. Her parents are seeing her all day M-F and now they're up to three overnight stays per week. We've also worked with them to make weekend visits happen as well. Since she's going home soon, we all agree that it's important that Baby Bug get lots of quality time with her parents in preparation for that.
It's been a gradual transition and Baby Bug is doing quite well going between both households. She's seems well adjusted to both of our families. Her parents tease that she actually seems a bit bored at their home, because she doesn't have Snuggle Bug and Boo to play with and to be entertained by.
The few nights that we do have her with us, I make a point to rock her to sleep and if she wakes up in the middle of the night wanting a bottle, I get it for her and stay up cuddling her a bit well after she's gone back to sleep.
As I was rocking her the other night, I marveled at how big she's gotten. She came to us as a tiny 6 pound 10 weeks old and now she's 9 months old! Her legs dangle over my lap when I hold her and she's getting heavy!
We've had the pleasure of seeing her finally start crawling and pulling up on furniture. She crawls on our king-sized bed (not the floors yet) and the other morning we were all on the bed playing when she crawled right over to me and planted an open-mouthed kiss smack dab on my lips!
Oh how I'm going to miss this sweet child!
Please keep us all in your prayers, won't you?