Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Twice in one month? Wha? Wha?

You know, I used to think that once you had three kids, more kids wouldn't matter. I'm not totally sure that's still true. What I do know is that for us, the transition from 2 to 3 was MILES easier than the transition from 3 to 4.

BB is worth it though. He's adorable and a happy baby. I still can't figure out his backstory - since we don't interact with mom much I don't get a good feel for what his life might have been like. I do know he is a people person and he acts like a "spoiled" baby - I don't really think babies can be spoiled, but you know what I mean. He is charming, smiley, and does not tolerate being ignored. He is in love with PB - he might be perfectly content with any random adult, until and if PB enters his line of sight, then he cries like he's in pain until PB rescues him.

We got a notice for a 90 day case review. Unlike every other notice I've ever received regarding these things, this one clearly said we should be there and our presence is important, which was good to see. The former letter basically said, You NOT required to attend. You do NOT have to show up. I like that our County is moving in this direction.

The girls are all back in preschool. Miss Brooklyn is the darling of her class - the teachers at her school adore her, which is great. Lily is way more excited about school this year, which is also great. Lucy apparently cried on and off for her entire first day (!!) but rebounded and told me "school was very fun." on her second day. This is day 3 so we'll see where we end up.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Mr. BB

BB is now army crawling - happened sometime last week (I was away on a business trip). He is also still very personable.

Ironically enough, BB's mom is in the same treatment home as Brooklyn's mom was. Visits started last week. BB's worker is really odd - she insisted on arranging transportation both ways for the visits, which is kind of a bummer for PB and me, given that we really like to work with biofamilies - PB met mom and grandma once, the first time we dropped him of for a visit.

Brooklyn's case is moving. We've completed the application to adopt and are waiting now. No word from Mom.

Lily and Lucy are getting ready to start preschool. Lily saw her old preschool teacher (the one she wouldn't talk to or make eye contact with while she was actually her teacher last year), ran across the office and gave her a huge hug. I think she is growing out of the shyness.

Lucy is absolutely hysterical. She now has a boyfriend, called Roger. He is 16 and apparently comes to our house at night after PB and I go to bed. I told her I'm having him arrested.