thanks everyone - I am very surprised that he is being discharged so quickly, as babies at 33 weeks don't usually feed very well, but apparently he is doing really well
I'm hoping to meet his Mum tomorrow, and hopefully him too, but my car is poorly sick and is in the car hospital hopefully it is being discharged tomorrow too - since we need it for going away on Saturday - me stressed - not half!!
I plan to make the most of sleeping all night I am guessing that there won't be many full nights of that when I get back, and my own 3 DC's are on school hols so guess what - DH has to go to Norway for work
I was given some duff info so he is 5 and a half weeks rather than 3 weeks, was born 7 weeks early so still a tiny tot.
Didn't get to meet his parent's before I left, but did that today and they are a nice couple, His Mum isn't doing so great at the minute, and there is now questioning if him being placed in his Mum's town of residence is the best thing for them both, although Mum was saying that she feels much happier that he is close by so who knows!!
He is a very settled baby (no withdrawal due to Mum lowering her methadone and avoiding using) and feeds well, and reportedly sleeps brilliant too (I will let you know in the morning!!) He is very very sweet
Your post has made me "broody" again! It's fantastic to read that drug addicted babies can be okay - I know lots of foster carers refuse point blank to take them but I know from experience that the hard work DOES pay off in the end, and your post could encourage people to have a go. My own current placement is at the end of a long road through withdrawal and he's the loveliest baby you could ever meet!