Saturday, July 24, 2010

Saturday- Day 1/Part 2

… After pulling ourselves together (the best that we could), it was time to meet Baby C. As soon as we walked into the area in which she was being kept, I saw her precious face. She was lying in her bed with her head facing towards us. Her eyes were closed and she had on the most precious hat. I could tell that they hat must have been made by volunteers. We were introduced as the adoptive parents and then identifying information was moved. Chairs were repositioned and within a few moments I got to hold Baby C for the first time (1:15pm, I looked at the nearest clock). She was so tiny and content. She smelled…like a baby. DH also got to hold her. The SW reminded us that it would be nice to take pictures. She didn’t even flinch. We then took turns holding her. We got to change her and feed her. Her little diapers were so cute; she had on P.ampers, preemie size. We even had to fold them down. That day’s feeding went slow. We weren’t completely sure of what to do and she was so tired that it took a while for her to finish.

Before the SW left, she was going to check with the clerk to make sure everything was good as far as us checking in and out, etc… The SW came back in and told us that they had just gotten a call from the Records Department; they wanted her name. We had no clue! Luckily, our SW was able to work it out so that we could have that evening to ponder over her name, but we had to get back to her early Sunday morning so that she could then call the Records Department.

Around 6pm, we decided to leave the hospital. We were hungry. We needed a car seat. And, we needed a name. I swear we walked around in a complete daze that evening. We went back and forth between being completely in shock, to pure nervous, to optimistic, to pessimistic, to scared… our emotions were everywhere. The first stop that we made was B.abies R U.S. Our SW said that we could borrow someone’s car seat that we knew or that she could dig one out that she has for situation such as ours. She also said that the baby could even sleep in one until we figure out something different. She also warned us that they more people we tell…the more people would have to tell if things did not work out. We decided to not tell anyone. So, we entered BRU on a mission. I felt lost. I wanted something perfect. I wanted something that I had time to research. But, I needed something right then. I needed whatever I could find. The gentlemen that helped us was terrific. HE asked us, “When do you need this?” I thought to myself, ‘we needed this like yesterday.’ He noticed our hospital bands and DH and I just laughed. He probably thought we left our newly born baby at the hospital to come and shop because we were so unprepared. Were we one of those cases where the woman didn’t know she was pregnant? Finally, I just told him what was up. His demeanor changed. His face lit up. He had a friend that had adopted, but that had a rough time with it. He said something to point of, “I gotta figure out something for you.” The next thing we knew we were offered a $300 set (stroller, cars eat & base) for $75. We couldn’t pass up that deal. It was also unisex. We told him that if everything worked out, that we would be back Sunday.

We then went to B.orders to pick up a book of baby names. I also found a cute, unisex, baby journal. And, DH found a fantasy football magazine. At the register, nothing was really said between us and the cashier, but when she rang us out she randomly have us 20% off of the baby journal. That made us smile.

We then went to eat at Cheeseburger in Paradise. I barely ate. We looked through the baby name book over and over again. Some names we instantly threw out and others sounded pretty good. Eventually, we had narrowed down our list. We were able to come up with the middle names first. Yes, she has two middle names. My sister and I both do. And, both of the middle names are based on family names. I think that it was so tough to come up with a first name because we were so set on the middle names.

The car ride home was just like that car ride there and rides to and from the stores. Have you ever driven somewhere and not remembered how you got there? That was us Saturday, Sunday and still today for us. When we got home, we started to clean out the room that is to be the nursery; it had been used as a catch all room. We cleaned up a little around the house and tried to get some sleep. My heart was anxious.


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Seriously.crying. This is a beautiful story. Just beautiful. My heart is smiling for you right now.

Kari said... [Reply to comment]

I am so thrilled for you!! What a fabulous story and how wonderful everyone has been that has helped you out!! I'm so excited to hear more!!

Breen said... [Reply to comment]

That was so sweet of the BRU guy. I'm enjoying reading your journey.

Jacksmom said... [Reply to comment]

I can't wait to hear more! It's such a great story.

Cape Girl said... [Reply to comment]

What an amazing story! It's like it all fell into place. I can't wait to read more. I'm so happy for you and your husband!

Circus Princess said... [Reply to comment]

It's been driving me insane to not be able to read your posts while on the road. I've read the first sentences in my reader but haven't been able to see the full posts... needless to say, I've been dying to see what's been going on.

This is so exciting!!! And wonderful!! And sudden... it must scare the crap out of you :)


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I am so teary right now. So very beyond happy for you!

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

What a great story so far....So very exciting!!!!!!

embieadoptmom said... [Reply to comment]

What a wonderful story! Can't wait to

s said... [Reply to comment]

i am so happy for you.
what a day you will remember forever ... the birth of your daughter!
wishing you all the best with your new bundle of pink joy!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

so excited for you guys! I can't wait to hear more.. Part 1 and 2 have been great! :-)

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

Holy cow! I haven't read in a few weeks. WOW! I can't believe it. Congrats to both you and your husband. You must be over the moon. Can't wait to hear more about your life as a family of three!

Browniris said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations! I just read through your posts and I am so happy for you and that you could bring your little girl home.


Lora said... [Reply to comment]

Oh wow!! Amazing how fast everything has happened for you guys, this is wonderful!! I'm visiting from ICLW. So happy that you have brought your little girl home!

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

How sweet! I am just loving reading this! It is making me realize that it could also happen for us anytime. Not that I'm thinking it will, but maybe I need to get a list of things together that we will need and do some research. ha! I am just so thrilled for you.

Maru said... [Reply to comment]

Just amazing... So happy for you! :o)

heartincharge said... [Reply to comment]

What a story! Thank you for sharing.

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

Congrats on your little baby girl! Just randomly searching for blogs and came across yours!

We brought our baby girl home on March 29th . . .with 4 hours notice that we were the chosen ones. Enjoy this time . . .and the preemie! Ours was 5lbs 2oz at birth and now at 4 months she is just 11 lbs. Enjoy!! Can't wait to read the rest of the story!!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I just wanted to say CONGRATS!!! both of our matches were presented to us the day after each of our sons were born so i know the true meaning of a stork drop too ;-) it's utter craziness of the wonderful kind! I just wanted to tell you that Walmart often has good selections for preemie/newborn clothes. i got a bunch of summer outfits there 2 years ago when we brought our 1st son home.
Alison from FF

Becky said... [Reply to comment]

I haven't checked in since the beginning of July - I am LOVING reading your story!

And our baby M has 2 middle names (one from us, one from the birthmom).


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