Tuesday, March 24, 2009
We saw Baby Bug this past weekend.
First of all, thanks for all the lovely well wishes that you all have left me in the comments section of my last post.  I appreciate the support!  No new news to report.  We're still waiting to hear whether or not an appeal is being filed.  I'll let you all know when we know.

In other news, we got to spend a good portion of the day with Baby Bug, her mom, and her baby brother yesterday!  They met us for breakfast and then we went to a street fair.

Baby Bug is doing great!  She's a petite little girl still, but she's growing.  Her hair is getting longer and now has a bit of curl to it in the back.  I brought her a flower hair clip and used it to hold back her bangs.  She's still as beautiful as ever!

It never ceases to amaze me that Baby Bug really seems to remember us, despite the fact that she hasn't lived with us since last August.  We don't get to see her as often as I'd like, due to her family schedule and our family schedule but when we do see her, she smiles, willingly comes to us, and gives us hugs and kisses.  She still adores Snuggle Bug, which is good because he still adores her, and she laughs and plays with Boo too!

Baby Bug's little brother is doing well also.  He's 6 months old now and he's a chunky little guy.  He's such a mellow baby and he always smiles at you!  Baby Bug doesn't seem all that interested in her baby brother yet, but she's only 16 months old and he isn't all that exciting yet at 6 months old.  

Baby Bug's parents are still struggling in their relationship.  I'm not sure if they're going to make it, and I worry about what that means for Baby Bug and her brother if they do not.  Baby Bug's mom is talking about going back to work, in case things don't work out, and seems determined to put her kids first throughout all of this.   We've told her time and time again that we're here to help but so far the only thing she's asked of us is just for a sympathetic ear to help her process her feelings.  I know that when we do get together, she's happy for the company.  Being a stay-at-home mom has been rather isolating for her.

Well, that's all for now.  Have a great day!

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6:41 AM

At 4:49 AM, Blogger Carey said...

Im praying for the situation. I dont know if it will help or not, but the movie Fireproof might help. ITs a definite must watch for all couples.

At 6:47 PM, Blogger Dawnelle said...

is it at all hard seeing her?

At 7:57 PM, Blogger heidi @ ggip said...

What mixed feelings you must have...

At 12:48 PM, Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

I will keep the family in my prayers. It is so hard for couples and they have all ready been through so much. It is wonderful she is putting her children first and what a blessing for you and your children to get together with BabyBug.

Keeping you all in my prayers. I know your heart is so sensitive to the situation.

Hugs and Blessings!

-I tagged you for a meme if you have time- ☺

At 5:03 AM, Anonymous Barbara said...

Mostly good news on BB's family.

I know it doesn't work this way, but I am going on retreat this weekend and won't have access.

If you can, here is the link for my fish tacos:

Mexican food tomorrow - right?

Thanks! I'll check in on Sunday to enter into Mr. Linky.


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Stressful moments in fostering.
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CPS Workers Jerking Our Chain!
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Fostering: Update on Baby Bug
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The effects of fostering on Snuggle Bug
The time is drawing near to let go of Baby Bug.
Good conversation with Baby Bug's dad.
Boo has a Permanency hearing coming soon!
My heart is breaking!
Bittersweet news about Baby Bug.
Next Friday is going to be tough.
Packing up Baby Bug's belongings
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Referral to the Early Intervention Program
Baby Bug update
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Parole granted for Boo's bio mom
Baby Bug is turning 1 year old soon.
Day 2 of Boo's permanency hearing
A prayer answered today!
Attending Baby Bug's 1st birthday party
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Termination Trial date set!
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I've been asked to testify in court.
Court hearing for "John Doe"
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