I got a call the other day from a social worker trying to place a set of twin 8 month old girls. They are with bio-mom's mother now, but she doesn't think she can manage their care for long. She has till Monday to make a final decision.
So, my concern: I'm not a super baby person! Of course, I knew it was a possibility with our license, and I am looking forward to it, but babies just aren't my strongest area. I liked my own kid when he was a baby (3 yrs, now); but I really can't seem to remember what that was like- except the crying (he had awful colic)!
I feel like a new mom; I've spent tons of time this week on baby sites looking up what 8 month olds need, but I do remember that we hardly followed those things with our own son, so...
I am going to follow up with WIC right away to help with formula; something else I have no experience with.
The other concern I had was behavior expectations; I'd love to hear from other FPs on taking older infants; with the last siblings we could talk to them about the situation. How did your little ones show anxiety at being in their new home, and how did you help them through it?
I should add, we are VERY excited about the prospect; hope this doesn't appear otherwise... just nervous.
Edited by jes h - 1/28/12 at 9:36pm