• Kate Taylor

Back At It

Here I am, late night writing again. It’s good to be back.

Our family was a little shook by how quickly we had to say our goodbyes to V and G. We were (and still are) so glad that they were able to move in with a family member, but that doesn’t make a rushed goodbye any easier. You know this though. I’ve said this before.

What you don’t know is that the morning after we said goodbye to V and G, two pink lines appeared on a stick. That’s right, we’re pregnant! Talk about an emotional roller coaster! We went from total heartbreak to a new kind of excitement in less than 24 hours. That’s a lot to process.

We didn’t know what our next move should be. Foster again? We are very quickly outgrowing our home. I honestly don’t know where we’re going to put all of these little humans. Take a break to focus on this pregnancy for a little while? Provide respite care for other foster families? Nothing seemed like the “right” answer.

So we took some time away. Went on vacation. Ignored real life for a minute. It was wonderful!

But now we’re back and ready to hit the ground running.

Yes, we’re pregnant. Yes, we have a lot going on. Yes, we’re crowded in our house...especially with everything being shut down and Cody working from home. And yes, we are going to continue to foster. Call us crazy, but we just don’t feel done.

We’ve learned a lot over the past few years - about ourselves, about the system, about our kids, and about our limits. Our plan this time around is to open one bed up to a foster kiddo who needs a home, sometime next month. It will be different since we’ve almost always had siblings. But we have to be realistic about what we can handle, and where we will all fit in our home. Especially once this baby arrives.

So as you read this, know I’m running around the house nesting for our next foster kiddo, and our next baby...all at the same time. Just like when we were pregnant with Hank. Old habits die hard.

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