4 hours later DCFS called us again. this time with happier news, stating that they had a 6 week old baby who was in need of emergency placement. My heart raced. I needed no other information. I wanted that baby! Then the caseworker proceeded with, "before you answer, you have to know that she has a 16 month old sister as well."
I could hardly believe it! I was in tears, but frantic at the same time. I had been expecting a 4 year old boy and 6 year old girl... not two babies! I had NOTHING for 2 babies!
Baynard was not home. he would not be home for 2 more days. I cant imagine how difficult it must have been for him.
I couldn't believe that I now had not only ONE baby, but TWO! The first year was a total roller coaster ride.
There were promises of rehab, inpatient treatment where the girls would be allowed to go with with mom, or with dad. There were promises of extended family trying to get them. It was such turmoil. Visitations were horrible on Buggy. they were worse on Nanna. She still remembers her birth mom and calls her "Moo moo". We have no idea why, and every time we go near the Oquirrh office, she asks if she can stop by "moo-moo's" house and see her. Buggy Boo had a few weeks of withdrawals, but not too big of a deal. She was left with no residual effects with the exception of a slower to develop left side.
Now, Nanna has finished up her time at her therapeutic preschool, She has a monstrous vocabulary, is very active and very brave. She loves to draw, and eat. she loves to be daring and bold. She makes friends easily and is a charming child to be around. She wants to grow up and be a princess or a therapist!
Buggy is growing up too fast. She is a sweet and quiet child. She has an amazing imagination. She is very smart, loving and a sweet soul. She still doesn't run and jump like other children, but she is just fine with her galloping lope. When she grows up she wants to be a baby dragon.
On August 30, we will have been an official family for 2 years. I love my girls very much. I will always be grateful for their birthmom for bringing them into this world to be a part of our family.