Baby Blue is nine months old, and as hard as it is to imagine, getting cuter by the day! Scott and I are enjoying every minute watching him grow and mature. This is the time that babies begin to develop their own personality and demonstrate so much curiosity.
Baby Blue ~ Nine Months Old
Blue has recently had a growth spurt! There was one week, in particular, that Scott and I both noticed. His hair is even coming in (quite handsomely) and turning a little darker. He’s sitting up on his own and although not crawling, Blue certainly manages to maneuver a space with ease.
Baby Blue still loves to eat. He eats more than Berry and Banana ate, at this age. I love just watching him eat with his hands. Sometimes he can be a little overly aggressive, so we make sure to watch him with every bite. Blue’s current favorite foods are yogurt, eggs, the heel of a roll with butter, and Pastina. Heaven help if he is interrupted while eating his favorite foods!
This is such a critical time, for babies especially, in the foster care experience. Blue definitely recognizes Scott and me as his “mommy” and “daddy”. It’s bittersweet because we don’t want to deny him a normal association that all babies make. But, we are now in the bonding phase, and we can only pray that this critical foundation will not be interrupted.
The goal was changed from reunification to adoption several weeks ago. His situation is definitely different than our other foster babies. But, of course, we can’t share details. Let’s just say, we can only pray that Baby Blue’s situation will not be abrupt nor traumatic. Please continue to pray that we don’t have to all go through that, as we did with Baby Banana.
God willing, if we do adopt Baby Blue we would hope that he could have a sibling. Brownie & Bean did not work out, and we cannot share details as to why it didn’t work out. Scott and I were disappointed at first because they were bonding with us and we know they would have had a great life with us. But, we also know that God’s plan is perfect. We will continue to trust God in what He’s doing with our extraordinary family. In the end, God will receive the glory!