Today is a yucky day for me. I came home from work last night with a fever of 101.9 and a severe headache. I work in a daycare so I was terrified that it could be the flu…or H1N1. I took some pain medicine and went to bed. I woke up this morning after 14 hours of sleep and don’t feel better at all. Luckily my fever is down to only 99.6 so I am thinking it is not the flu. I have been in bed all day and am hoping I feel better for the weekend.
Why, you ask??? Because on Saturday Derek and I get to go see Ariannah for a three hour visit. It will be Derek’s first time meeting her and I can’t wait to watch him hold her. I am nervous and excited! The foster mother says she is doing wonderfully and is now crawling everywhere and starting to babble more. She is slowly but surely catching up. Even though she is already 17 months old, she is developmentally where a 7 or 8 month old baby is….so we will still get to experience many of her “firsts”. I can’t wait for the day she starts to walk and blows all of the therapists out of the water. She is a fighter, so I know she will meet every milestone she is supposed to meet within the next year!
Also this weekend we are providing Respite for a 5 year old girl we have had several times before. She is a sweet girl and we always have fun with her. We plan on going to the Zoo and to go get pumpkins. It will be a busy but wonderful weekend.
As far as placement of Ariannah into our home, things are slowly but surely moving forward. The lady we have been working with from Indiana said we should have a placement date by next week. So it should be soon! We are a little frustrated though with the mixed messages we are getting. We were told at first that she would be eligible for free daycare while still a foster placement and then we would pick up payment after the adoption. Now we are being told that we have to pay daycare from the day we get her. That is fine…we would have to for our birth child so I am not complaining. But we were also told that we would receive some monthly assistance because she is special needs. And now they are saying we will not because the social worker never completed his end of the paperwork and now it is too late. We know we will be fine but we do worry about medical expenses and the costs of therapy. God is good though and He will always provide. I have no doubt that she will be worth far more than any amount of money we have to spend!!!
I almost forgot, today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. I know many of you who follow my site have also lost babies and I want to let everyone know that I continue to pray for all of you. I still think about my angel babies every day and I know you all do too. You are all strong ladies and I can’t wait to see how God blesses each and every one of you. He does answer prayers…so brace yourself, amazing things will happen!!!