Those were my first words to B when we talked on the phone about... a new placement.
B and I had just finished discussing that we would say a conditional yes to to the twins, that if they were born when we happened to be available for placement, or if it meant staying empty for a month or less, then we would take them. Then the phone rang about another baby.
He's not here yet. He's a baby boy still in the NICU, possible discharge this weekend. We just took a drug-exposed infant training, and good thing. Or not a coincidence at all... as I think the agency saw this placement coming and tried to get a few more of us ready to say yes!
Some new factors compared to our last placement will be NAS (Neo-natal Abstinence Syndrome) and a father that has visits to schedule as well. Some familiar factors will be picking up a newborn (he's a bit premature, so he'll seem like a newborn) from the hospital and a relative who hopes to be placed with the baby once some barriers are out of the way. The latter didn't go as expected last time, so we'll see what happens.
I'm very tempted to get this Mamaroo swing that I hear is excellent for infants in withdrawal, but I always have trouble plunking down money for anything but the most basic baby equipment. There's one on Craigslist for a little cheaper. Hrmmm.
I'm going to try to get like 9 hours of sleep every night until his discharge. I am looking forward to the Olympics lining up with having a newborn. Hours of stuff to watch when in a daze.