We waited about 2 weeks after our first and temporary (respite) foster baby went home before we got THE call. The call we had been hoping for and in our guts knew was coming any moment. I guess it should not have been much of a surprise that Thursday we got that call and everything just fell into place.
We said YES.
For us, when we say yes, we need to know we are saying yes to forever in case all the stars align and forever means forever with us. This little guy felt right. The moment felt right, and we were overwhelmed with pure joy and excitement. You begin to form momma bear intuition even when you are a foster mom. I am thankful for this.
Here's my prep list for new baby (we are literally probably picking him up as you read this!):
- Steam and pure some baby food using the AH-mazing Cuisinart baby food processor and bottle warmer from my very dear friend.
- Do some laundry so I have a few changes of clothes easily ready for WHEN my outfit becomes annihilated with baby goo.
- Eat well and sleep well tonight. It may be the last night of full sleep for awhile.
- Bathe dogs and have the chamomile doggy relaxers ready so they can investigate the new little one without feeling worried.
We were very lucky to have a foster to adopt party thrown for us so all of the registry items, etc. are all put away and ready for some use!
What are your must haves for an infant under 6 months? Happily seeking Momma advice!