Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Bienvenido, M.!

This afternoon, we were surprised with the arrival of 4 month old, M.! He's the little brother of A., who arrived this past January. Several months ago, right after M. was born, we were told that A.'s mother gave birth to a little girl and that she would be coming to the hogar. As both of A.'s parents are alcoholics, we felt like that was a good idea. I'm not sure what really happened, but the baby never came and we were told that the mother decided to parent the baby. Well, today we received a call saying that the mother was drunk at a bar and the Defensoría had just removed her baby (a boy it turns out). We do not expect family reinsertion to take place, so these two little boys will hopefully leave in adoption!

He doesn't look like A. at all in the pictures. Their skin coloring is pretty opposite, but when M.'s eyes are open, they definitely do share some facial features. Whereas A. was SUPER delayed developmentally, M. seems to be doing well. He has really strong legs and was doing a great job supporting his weight when I helped him stand up! We've been told that he is sickly, and he has an oddly shaped skull (it almost looks like he's fallen and it's caused a big bump on the back of his head, but it seems to just be the bone) so he'll be heading to the doctor in the morning. We don't think he's used to formula (he drank 5 oz. well but a second bottle didn't go over as well) as he puked up quite a bit of it earlier this evening but has been content since his arrival. 

1 comment:

Jennifer Beaty (Thompson) said...

Haha, and all along we were told GIRL! I can see the resemblance though! Rosa was just talking about this case two days ago, that she was encouraging them to bring the baby even though Defensoria said things were looking up because the mother had been dry ONE WEEK (?!?).