Several days ago baby S in our room went home with her adoptive parents. We didn’t meet them, she was picked up after our visitation time. Since then we got three new arrivals, two of them yesterday. So yesterday afternoon we briefly had 15 babies and 14 cribs. Graduation time! Two one-year-old sisters, U and V, were promoted to room 5. U and V were not the oldest in our room, but they did have the best motor skills. They were the best crawlers and walker drivers in the room and they could even walk holding onto something. As I mentioned in the last post, room 5 recently sent two children home with adoptive parents, so they had space.
Today we found out that we have “pre-court” tomorrow. Pre-court is where we go in front of a judge and (I think) he questions any possible irregularities in our documents. Then we’ll find out when our (real) court date is.
Today marks our third week with G. We honestly weren’t counting the days or anything. We’re in our little groove with marathon mentalities. Theresa’s got a Zen sounding mantra “I’m a leaf in a river”, meaning: if you’re not in control, enjoy the ride. The last week really just slipped by.
But the fact that it was a week past the two-week bonding requirement did have us wondering this morning when pre-court was going to happen. A family that we think arrived and started bonding just 1 day before us already had their pre-court and court and have gone home! (They’re on the “two trip plan”.) So Zen attitudes not-withstanding, it was nice to get the good news today.