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Home with our little boy

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allthingswillpass Thu 18-Jul-13 07:41:13

I'm a very proud mummy to a beautiful 2 year old boy!
We've been home 2 nights, eating normally, playing as he did at the FC's and slept 12 hours both night. grin
I've spoken to the heartbroken FC every day who has a toddler sized hole in her life, she is amazing!
Our house and garden look like toy town but who cares!!!!
Managed to get home made dinners on the table both nights and the washing basket is empty - not sure that will last......
Life is good!

allthingswillpass Thu 18-Jul-13 20:41:52

Thanks ladies! That's really kind.
I know when we were pre-placement, we read and read everything we could in prep - to the point of scaring myself and DH.
I feel that only then could we realise what we could cope with.
It's so far worked for us - long may it last!
And yes Earthy our Intros and first days home will be emblazoned in our memory with sunshine smile

TheOldestCat Thu 18-Jul-13 20:44:25

How wonderful. Congratulations!

Hulababy Thu 18-Jul-13 20:45:25


marriedtoagoodun Thu 18-Jul-13 20:48:23

Wonderful news. And as a foster carer can I just say how lovely it is that you have given her the coutesy and respect to let her know how things are. Have a wonderful 'terrific two's' time with your new son x

Moxiegirl Thu 18-Jul-13 20:55:44

Oh I'm welling up! How lovely. Congratulations on your new son x

sittinginthesun Thu 18-Jul-13 20:59:26

Oh, congratulations! Enjoy your darling boy.

MadBannersAndCopPorn Thu 18-Jul-13 21:01:55

That's great!! Congratulations! smile

Devora Thu 18-Jul-13 21:36:01

Wonderful! Huge congratulations smile

Middlesexmummy Thu 18-Jul-13 21:41:10

Hi all willing , I'm so pleased you have finally got your little boy home , u both must feel really blessed and he sounds amazing . Enjoy your time your time with him andante every day count . They completely change your life but on other ways fulfill you . We had our dd at 6 months , 10
Months on and attachment s are rock solid and here to stay xx

HerrenaHarridan Thu 18-Jul-13 21:53:04


believe me the washing basket will NOT stay empty smile

QOD Thu 18-Jul-13 21:55:13


Italiangreyhound Fri 19-Jul-13 00:11:34

Wonderful. Really great. When my friends have had babies in the past I always give two bits of advice, one is sleep when they sleep and 2 is read this poem. I don't know if you are at all religious but it feels right to say God Bless!

Song for a Fifth Child

by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton

Mother, oh Mother, come shake out your cloth,
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
Hang out the washing and butter the bread,
Sew on a button and make up a bed.
Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Oh, I’ve grown shiftless as Little Boy Blue
(Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
(Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo).
The shopping’s not done and there’s nothing for stew
And out in the yard there’s a hullabaloo
But I’m playing Kanga and this is my Roo.
Look! Aren’t her eyes the most wonderful hue?
(Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).

The cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,
For children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep.
I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.

Middlesexmummy Fri 19-Jul-13 07:03:57

Also , I am washing clothes daily so watch out for the laundry basket to start filling up lol

allthingswillpass Fri 19-Jul-13 07:51:42

Thanks Italian!
Washing a daily event (not much different than before) Middlesex!
Toys everywhere but we're too busy having fun to tidy up!

Panadbois Fri 19-Jul-13 18:32:57

Congratulations smile

TeenAndTween Fri 19-Jul-13 19:49:47


Don't be afraid to use TV if you need time off, especially in this heat!

Don't be surprised if behaviour wobbles if he misses FC.

Enjoy this time, and remember you only have to be 'good enough' not perfect.

Best Wishes

gloucestergirl Fri 19-Jul-13 21:01:43

Can only say what everyone else has: congratulations. I hope that you and your family are very happy together. Isn't it wonderful being in a family (with you as the parents, I mean)?

Greythorne Fri 19-Jul-13 21:12:32

Super post!
Thanks for sharing.

Lovely story. Good luck to your family.

fasparent Fri 19-Jul-13 23:10:15

Congratulation's, Our darling FC also terrible Two's placed 3 months ago has settled in well, just heard today she is happy and cheeky, loves her new family, Wish you all the best hope all works out the same.

themaltesefalcon Sun 21-Jul-13 16:34:58

How lovely. Congratulations. flowers

MyBaby1day Fri 26-Jul-13 05:46:12

HUGE Congratulations on adopting your Son!!, hope all goes well, you have my dream! smile

allthingswillpass Fri 26-Jul-13 22:38:17

Thanks mybaby!
We thought it would never happen and the waiting really does pale into insignificance after placement and nothing but nothing prepares you for motherhood!
Our little boy is totally, unbelievably gorgeous and we still pinch ourselves that he's here forever.
Best of luck - dreams do come true xxxx

ProphetOfDoom Fri 26-Jul-13 22:40:57

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beatofthedrum Fri 26-Jul-13 22:44:16

What a beautiful thread, congratulations OP, so happy for you. I have a 2 year old boy too and know there is nothing more wonderful on Earth! Enjoy your beautiful boy xx

beatofthedrum Fri 26-Jul-13 22:46:30

ItalianGreyhound, I know the poem but I can't ever read the last line without a lump in my throat.

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