Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I guess the extended visit today went well. She was informed of an upcoming trip that we are going on and she said that she will have him back by then. I asked his CM if that is possible and there was an "incident" between Dad and Mom the other day so, now that has to be documented. She has an evaluation on Friday that could also effect the outcome of when reunification can happen. We have a staffing on Tuesday so I will hear more then. Interesting for sure!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Thank God the increased visitation is set to just be the same day and time/just extended! Yay!
Little Man started waving "bye-bye" this week and he says "bob, bob, bob" as he waves! Too cute!!!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Nothing too much has changed lately (hence the slow down in posts!) She continues to try to parent through comments in the book, but most of the time it's just silly stuff that I don't really pay attention to. Today's example would be that I put him in little "swishy swashy" pants and the waistband must have made an impression on his skin and she didn't like that (remember the jeans issue?) I have kind of taken the stance that I will take her opinion into consideration, but he is in my care right now, and if that's what he has clean, then that's what he's wearing :)
No other movement in the DNA issue :( The man who we believe to be the bio-dad has not been coming to visits regularly anymore. He technically has no rights in court or otherwise at this point. Guess we'll wait to see what happens with that as well!
Little Man is into EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He crawls all over the place (or cruises the furniture!) He unpacks the shoe bin for me, pulls books off the shelves, and opens the doors on the entertainment center and pulls out all the movies!!!!! My house is a disaster area-LOL! I clean it up and he repeats it all about every 15 minutes (or less!) He is at a very fun stage though :) He will be 9 months old tomorrow!!!! He'll have his check up next week, so I am excited to see how big he has gotten :)
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Infant massage holds LOTS of benefits for a child that is in foster care (or not!)!
- Biggest for children in foster care is that the child's systems get regulated. After exposure to drugs, alcohol, abuse, neglect, etc their systems become very disorganized and this helps to regulate those systems.
- Bonding and attachment
- Helps them sleep (longer and deeper)
- Helps relieve constipation
- Aids in pain relief from gas and teething
- Helps the child's digestive and circulatory systems
These are just a few (of many!) for the child. Parents also benefit in bonding with the baby, learning to read the child, and relaxation for themselves! If you are a foster parent, definitely look into it in your area. You won't be sorry! Oh, and infant massage isnt' just for infants! My other kids are 3 and 5 and they still enjoy an "oil change" every now and then! It's a great time of communication and bonding :)
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Children’s Home Society
*Are you part of an organization whose members have shown interest in becoming foster parents?
*Do you know of local churches, schools, memberships, etc. that would benefit from an orientation on what it means to be a foster parent?
*Want to bring in a guest speaker to discuss fostering and the system of care to your next group meeting?
*Know of reputable families or individuals that would be excellent foster parents?
*Want to spread the word on what it means to be a foster parent?
Contact Taina Hernandez to schedule an orientation to foster care for your organization!! Weekdays, weekday evenings, and weekends are available.
Office: (813) 471-0006 ext. 4903
Cell: (813) 420-5454
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