Wednesday, June 05, 2013
I have already been raising 3 of my grand kids for the last 9 months and recently, my daughter gave birth to another baby. He was born addicted to meth, so he was also removed from her care and placed with me. Taking on 4 special needs babies is a lot to handle for anybody, however I am determined to do what is best for my precious little ones. It takes a lot of care to help a baby get clean and it is hard to watch at times. I know he needs the special attention, so I give him tons. I let the other 3 help me as much as possible for such little guys in hopes that no one feels left out. I take turns taking each one with me on outings with the new baby, so they each get a special day with grandma and baby and it seems to be working pretty good. The 20 month old has his good days and bad days, so on his bad days, I have a neighbor come over to keep new baby comforted, so I can cuddle the other who lost his spot as the baby. It is all very time consuming, but I feel up to the challenge as I know my babies all need me. I know a lot of people are worried about the challenges I am facing right, but I am not. I have God at my side and He will see me through this. It took awhile to adjust to having one baby and then 3 babies and it will take a few with now 4 babies. I am still trying to watch what I eat but not really getting regular exercises in (except a lot of walking babies). I feel that right now I have to put my plans off to the side some until I can get a better routine going. I have the other 3 on a pretty good routine, but the new little guy has a routine all his own. I am slowly getting him to sleep more at nite then the day which is a big challenge. I can't let him get to over excited due to his detoxing issues, so it is a slow process and I have high hopes I can get him through this. I pray daily for my whole family as we work to rebuild our lives and I give thanks for all the help and prayers from all my friends.
I will probably be sorry for staying up to write this blog instead of trying to catch some more sleep, but sometimes you just gotta get away for a few, so here I am. Please keep us in your prayers and know that I am thinking of you all and praying for you also. With God at my side, I can do anything. Amen