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SquidgyBrain Wed 06-Jul-11 19:04:39

We have been called today and asked to take a LO who is currently 2 days old. He was born 7 weeks early so is still in hospital, although there is talk of him getting discharged home on Tuesday.

in true style we are off on holiday for 2 weeks, so our new LO will have to go to other carers till we get home

Hope is for him to return home.

p99gmb Wed 06-Jul-11 19:31:25

ahh.. bless him... what bloody timing!!! Still, makes the holiday end something to look forward to...

Have a fab break Squidge - I'm jealous... still waiting on SW to sort out LO's pports so no hol for us just yet!! sad

How exciting for you all !!! x x x

threeandcounting Wed 06-Jul-11 20:54:37

You must be so exited! It will be lovely having a lo-we have our first placement just now who is 5 weeks and I am loving it all wink

Just remember and enjoy peaceful nights sleep when on holiday! envy

Let us know how you get on

bottersnike Thu 07-Jul-11 08:04:44

How exciting! He was born very early, so I hope he's OK.
We're waiting for news of our first placement - we thought it would happen last week, but the care order didn't come through.

Hope you have a lovely holiday, especially knowing there's a LO to come home to smile

Juey1 Thu 07-Jul-11 16:32:29

Bless- enjoy your hol hun and you have something to look forward to when you come home xx

SquidgyBrain Thu 07-Jul-11 17:01:37

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 smile

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 hmm

SquidgyBrain Mon 25-Jul-11 23:21:52

He is here smile

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

SenSationsMad Tue 26-Jul-11 09:22:02

How exiting! I'm so jealous, still no placement for me :-(

Let us know how you get on smile

bottersnike Tue 26-Jul-11 11:43:28

Aww, glad he's doing OK, especially re the withdrawal.
Our first placement has turned out to be respite for 3 yr old twins, so not quite what we were expecting, but it's turned out to be a lot of fun!

p99gmb Tue 26-Jul-11 17:35:52

Well done squidge.. enjoy!! grin

SquidgyBrain Tue 26-Jul-11 21:21:21

SS - I am sure that you will have a placement soon, although I hate the waiting about too so ((hugs)) to you!!

Botter - 3 year old twins sound like fantastic fun smile I am glad that you are enjoying yourself smile

P99 - thank - certainly much easier all round than our last placement!!

shaz298 Sun 31-Jul-11 09:34:50

Squidgy that's fab! x

scarlet5tyger Mon 01-Aug-11 20:10:40

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!

Enjoy those cuddles!

SquidgyBrain Tue 02-Aug-11 00:57:45

I am loving the cuddles even the ones that still have me up at 1am!

He really has done so well he is 6 weeks old today and is now over 6lb7oz (he was 4lbs6oz at birth)

Glad you are enjoying your little house guest too, and well done getting him down the road of withdrawing

Juey1 Fri 05-Aug-11 10:23:33

Well done suidgy sounds like you having a great placement x

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