Thursday, July 22, 2010

Saturday- Day 1/Part 1

Saturday started off interesting. My DH was still upset with our oldest puppy, CHI. Friday night; I had caught her chewing on my DH’s night mouth guard. Then, he realized that his retainer was also missing. Sure enough, CHI had broken it! Needless to say, my DH was upset and wasn’t on talking terms with CHI even on Saturday morning. I even told my DH that it was partly his fault since he had left it out. I asked him, “What are you going to do when we have children?”

We had plans to attend a festival that our community hosts annually. I was going to go watch the bike/wagon parade and was to later on help out with the cake walk. At 10:27am I posted a status on F.acebook. I then went to take a shower. I always take my phone with me to the shower. Except for some reason, I didn’t Saturday. Someone in the family texted my phone and my DH checked to see what it said. Then, at 10:34am, my phone rang. It came up as Private Number. He answered the call. One moment I was in the bathtub and then next thing I know I heard a knock on the door. I said, “What do you want?” He said, “It’s ******** (the director of our agency).” I have never gotten out of the shower so fast. I grabbed a towel and out I went. We put her on speaker phone. She asked us if we were sitting down. So, we said that we could. She then proceeded to tell us that we had been matched. We were elated. And, the next thing she said rocked our world even more… the baby had been born the day before. The next 27 minutes and 45 seconds were spent discussing the ends and outs of the match. We knew that this was IT for us!

She asked when we could get to the hospital since the BFamily wanted us to take care of Baby C while she was in the hospital. We said that we would love to even though we knew that there were risks involved. All that I can say is that the BFamily hadn’t worked with our agency until Baby C was already born. The rest is our Baby’s story and we want to keep that to ourselves. This match seems like it was destiny!

We were in total shock. We still are. We finished getting ready and tried to call my sister to try to tell her that I would not be able to help her that day. She didn’t answer. We gathered our cameras and went to find my sister. Of course, she was busy working with the children at the festival. We pulled her to the side and simply said, “I won’t be able to help you out today at the cake walk. We are on the way to hospital…for a good reason!” We then ran off!

Of course we hadn’t eaten yet and we needed gas (K.roger). At the gas station, we got another call from the agency. We knew that the BFamily wanted to leave the hospital against the doctor’s orders and the BM wanted to meet us. Needless to say, we got the hospital pretty fast and I didn’t eat much of the lunch that we had just purchased (W.endy’s). Once we got closer to the hospital, the phone rang again. It was our SW asking how close we were (we were in the parking garage). We meet our SW where she tried to calm our nerves. We got our parking passes verified and then took the elevators to the 3rd floor. Before seeing Baby C, we had to wash our hands. That was a learning experience in itself. When we finished washing our hands, we turned around …. There stood Baby C’s BM. She recognized us. She was brief. She wanted us to name Baby C. We thanked her over and over again. I wanted to touch her. I wanted to hug her. The SW tried to help us all talk. Baby C’s BM asked me not to cry, I didn’t. As quickly as the conversation started, it ended and she left. We had to get banded before we saw Baby C. Our SW had to take care of some things in order to do that. That’s when I lost it. I had just met the BM of my daughter.

19 comments:

Kari said... [Reply to comment]

Oh wow that is such an incredible whirlwind!! I am so happy for you and what an amazing blessing!! You enjoy every moment with that little girl!!

Cape Girl said... [Reply to comment]

What an amazing story! You're right, this is destiny. I look forward to hearing all about baby C!

Rach said... [Reply to comment]

Simply crazy time line! Glad everything fell into place perfectly!!

Tillie said... [Reply to comment]

Wow that is amazing. Congratulations!!!

iclw #31

Maru said... [Reply to comment]

Happy ICLW! Oh, what do you care... Congratulations, mommy! :o)

Your story is so much like ours! We unexpectedly got the call, also on a saturday, and our daughter was also born the day before!

I just found your blog and I'm so happy for you! You have a new follower! Can't wait to hear more... :o)

Nick and Kristi said... [Reply to comment]

my heart is melted....what a surprise and best gift u could ever receive:)

Jacksmom said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, talk about everything happening quickly!!! I can't wait to hear more!

Jacksmom said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, talk about everything happening quickly!!! I can't wait to hear more!

wifey said... [Reply to comment]

wow! Congratulations on your new daughter!

Adventures in Baby Waiting said... [Reply to comment]

you have a daughter Rachel! So happy for you guys. Sweet story, can't wait to hear more.

Life Happens said... [Reply to comment]

I just cried tears of joy after reading your post. What a special blessing!!

Joyful Hope said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! What a week to come over from ICLW! Congratulations. Such an exciting time!!

MelissaP05 said... [Reply to comment]

Awesome news! Can't wait to hear more about your precious baby girl!

April said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations on your new daughter!

ICLW

Marianne said... [Reply to comment]

Congrats! I am over the moon for you! Your post made my YEAR!

Carole said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations on becoming new parents! The fun is just beginning! Best wishes to all of you!

Bethanie said... [Reply to comment]

Congrats!
ICLW #166 Bethanie

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my goodness! I'm crying over here! What an amazing story. I love it. It's destiny for sure. Congratulations I am sooooo happy for you three! HUGS!

ifcrossroads said... [Reply to comment]

I'm crying right now - what a beautiful beginning. Little did you know when you stepped in the shower that morning that by the end of the night you'd be a mother. Amazing. Simply beautiful and amazing.

 

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