Well, yesterday afternoon we had a social worker drop off a 17 month old boy so I guess we’re back at it!
Originally, after Buzz and Woody left, we had been planning on taking a break for a few weeks but we took last weekend to hang out as a family and then did a quick little trip to Edmonton and actually felt rested and ready to take another placement.
We did make some adjustments to our range of acceptance, which I’ll share more about in another post, but we did make the decision to only take one child this time.
I don’t have an online name for our little guy yet, hopefully we’ll have one soon.
Edited to add: We’re going with Alfalfa (from Little Rascals).
Edited again: Name change! We’re switching him to R2D2, it’s too perfect for him.
So far the first 24 hours of him being in our home have been the complete opposite of Buzz and Woody. They hardly slept in the first 24 hours, this little guy slept twelve hours straight last night (and is currently napping).
Buzz and Woody were both very active, noisy boys and he is quiet and fine with sitting in one spot playing.
As I feel like is always the case, we have no idea how long he will be with us. It could be quite awhile, it may not be that long at all.
Our goal is just to love him well while we have him.
If you are curious, you can see our foster care timeline here.