Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Homestudy Update

Our homestudy went really well on Monday night. The post placement homestudies seem to be pretty easy. Seriously, how hard is it to talk about your baby??

I always laugh at some of the questions that our social worker asks. (She asked the same ones when she visited in January.) She wanted to know what Steven enjoys doing and what his favorite things are. In Jan. it was mainly eating and sleeping and hanging out in his swing, but this time, we were able to expand on it a little bit. He LOVES his linkadoos and playing in his jumparoo. He's starting to get the hang of jumping in it. He loves his mobiles as well as music. I sing to him almost all day, making up most of what I sing. The little buddy doesn't know yet that most people can sing on key, so I'm good for now :)

The social worker also asked about his growth and whether or not he's up to date on his shots. (He is.) We talked about his schedule, his sleeping, different milestones he's met, how people have reacted to him, how much time he spends with different family members, etc.

The best part is that Steven was in full performance mode while she was here. He was standing on my lap, talking away, chewing on his toys with more enthusiasm than you could imagine, and just being cute in general. He was definitely having fun, and the social worker enjoyed seeing him since he just slept the last time she was here.

After she left, we gave him some cereal (which he ate!) and a bottle. Half way through the bottle, he fell asleep. Usually moving the bottle wakes him up, but not that time. He was out cold. The visit definitely wore him out!


Brittany said...

Yay! Congratulations! :) Sounds like a great visit!

Blueberry said...

just wanted to thank you for the nice comment on my blog. :)

your little guy is a cutie pie! he seems so happy in the pictures you post. i used to make up songs to sing to my little girl too- even though i can't sing worth a darn.

glad you had a good visit and i hope things continue to go well for you!

Megan said...

So glad everything went so well. :) It's funny, the paragraph about the toys and songs sounded just like Taeya. She doesn't have the bouncer but is beginning to enjoy her links, loves listening to music. (I only sing when we're alone though because I can't carry a tune AT ALL!)

Anonymous said...

sounds like things are going great. praise the Lord