March 23, 2021 |
Whew! It was fairly a whirlwind few weeks! Jesse and Kaitlynn went on a college journey to Orlando and Kathrynne went on a college journey to Key West. Since I had a number of media interviews and different initiatives associated to my e-book launch, my mother got here to stick with us so she may watch Kierstyn throughout my interviews plus spend time with us.
Kierstyn beloved getting a lot Grandma time! And I feel Grandma most likely loved it quite a bit, too! 🙂
We loved taking part in Farkle collectively — my first time to play it!
My mother made me these large, superb salads for lunch day by day. I used to be so spoiled!!
My mother spent a number of time studying and singing with Kierstyn. It was the sweetest!
On Tuesday night, we obtained a name that there was a candy little 7-month-old boy with particular wants who had come into custody and so they couldn’t discover a foster dwelling for him in his county. Would we be capable to take him in as a long-term placement that night time?
It was 9:30 pm. Jesse and the women have been gone. I used to be already feeling drained and worn down. And but, I couldn’t shake the sensation that we have been presupposed to say sure.
I known as Jesse in Florida and informed him all the small print and, with out lacking a beat, I heard him say a really assured, “Sure!”
At 12:15 am, this candy boy was dropped off and my mother and I obtained a crash course in g-tube feedings, Down syndrome, cleft lip/palate, and extra!
Wednesday morning — although I had gotten little or no sleep the night time earlier than! — I headed to the Dave Ramsey headquarters to report a video section about Love-Centered Parenting with Christy Wright for her present.
I used to be grateful for the great lighting that hid my drained eyes! 🙂 (Additionally, for some cause I believed it was simply an audio interview. I’m so glad I made a decision on the final minute to truly gown up a bit of and repair my hair and placed on some make-up earlier than I ran out the door that morning!!)
In a single day, she appeared to develop up! And she or he’s been taking her position as large sister very severely!
The final two weeks have been hours and hours of cellphone calls and physician’s visits and making an attempt to trace down medical doctors and medical data and particulars on this little boy’s case + study his care protocol. We’re so grateful for the extremely useful medical professionals who’ve been working with us to piece collectively his data and create a plan of care (DCS didn’t have that a lot information when he got here into custody).
She’s studying easy methods to be light. 🙂
Thursday, I did an interview with The Docs TV present — which was fairly thrilling (it’s presupposed to air someday in April!)
This candy boy has been such a present to our hearts and residential. His smile and babbling carry a lot pleasure!
I’m so grateful that my mother was right here for the primary few days whereas Jesse and the women have been gone. I may have by no means performed the whole lot I wanted to do with out her assist!
And reunited as a household eventually!! Additionally, proper earlier than they obtained dwelling, Kierstyn began throwing up. After which a number of folks right here obtained the abdomen bug.
As an alternative of my large e-book launch week plans, I used to be in mattress recovering from the abdomen bug! It was a e-book launch to recollect, that’s for certain. However we tried to take advantage of it by watching enjoyable exhibits collectively and (as soon as our stomachs have been feeling properly sufficient!), consuming popsicles.
I can’t get sufficient of this candy lady! She began pointing and now it’s opened up an entire world of us having the ability to higher perceive what she is wanting.
My dad and mom and my sister despatched me these stunning flowers for my e-book launch!
Sitting on the physician’s workplace — have a look at his little lengthy spout of hair!
She’s at all times making an attempt to assist deal with him!
Introducing him to March Insanity at a younger age!
I went again into the recording studio to re-record just a few strains that didn’t end up properly in manufacturing. The audiobook of Love-Centered Parenting is coming quickly!
And we had one other large occasion occur at our home! Kathrynne obtained her driver’s license!!
This Week’s Objectives
1. Log 7,000 steps/day = 49,000 steps for the week.
2. End 2 books: Rising Gradual and Can’t Steal My Pleasure.
3. Fill out my behavior tracker day by day.
4. Learn 10 pages of A Boy’s Struggle as a household. Learn 10 chapters of The BFG aloud to Kirerstyn.
5. Do our CPR re-certification for foster parenting.
6. End signing and mailing out the Love-Centered Parenting bookplates.
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