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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

What Cookie Thinks of New Foster-Sister


She thinks the baby is her new toy! Our main problems have been with the obvious jealousy during feeding times, bath time, and holding the baby (geez, isn't that about all the time??).

Yes, Cookie looks a fright in this picture - this is how messy she usually looks when she gets home from daycare. What a big girl she is becoming!

On the fostering front, foster baby's internet name has been given by my father. Her internet name (and probably nickname from here on out) will be: Ginger Snap. For those of you who have followed our journey, you will surely get the bakery theme there. My Sugar Cookie and the Ginger Snap. What a pair. I can't wait for Friday afternoon when we go to the team meeting and learn just how long our adventure with Ginger Snap might last.

Everyone's doing well. It's going on 10:30. Everyone got dinner, baths, and the babies are asleep. Michael is talking to his brother - most likely about basketball. And I am emailing today's photos to family. Life's good.

These past 24 hours have made me love my daughter even more. She is my daughter and nothing will ever change that. I'm amazed by that every day, but never more than I have been today. I am now a mom and a foster mom all over again. Most folks will never understand why on earth we would do it all again - especially given that Ginger Snap can easily be reunited. But this is what we were called to do. It will not be easy.

7 comments:

Robin said...

What dolls! I hope she stays with you forever!

Cindy said...

Holy Cow! I miss a day or two and BAM! Talk about getting right back on the wagon, huh? Whatever the reason, God obviously had you in the right place at the right time. What an affirmation that this is what you should be doing now. Amazing.

JUST A MOM said...

OOOOOOo I so get it,,, I think that is great but only do one at a time. A baby sure does sweeten the mommy heart huh,,,,,

Amanda said...

Adorable!!! Aren't you glad you didn't get rid of all that stuff?? LOL.

S. said...

Wow--this is good news! I know it will be hard. We are on the road now as newcomers to fostering. We just had to give back our 2 cute little boys (our first placement) --though we only had them a little over a month...we miss them alot. Especially our son. (But he is ok) The day they returned to their Mother they handed us over a 9 month old little boy --who has been in care for 7 months! They moved him from the other family to give to us--and we really don't know the whole reason why...it had nothing to do with the baby, and no real problems with the Foster family....??? he is beautiful---but we don't know if we can adopt him yet. We knew our other little guys were going to go home (I felt it was going that way)--this baby had us wrapped around his finger by day 2. If, and when he would go---I will really REALLY know how hard this is. You have done it--more power to you! I AM SO GLAD YOU ARE DOING THIS AGAIN!!!

Julie said...

SO CUTE!! I am sure your having fun- and hope your getting some sleep!!

FosterMom said...

I have missed reading your blog for a while - very busy on our own home front. The new baby is beautiful! Hope things go well!