Sunday, October 2, 2011

Meeting With Baby C's BM and Her Friend

On Monday (9.26.11), we met with Baby C's BM and her friend (the friend that was there during Baby C's delivery and the friend who was at the meeting when we told Baby'c BM that we were pregnant) at a local kids attraction. We had ran into her BM Friday at the mall (remember, she workds there). We had already been emailing back-and-forth the few days before starting to come up with the next meeting (for her to see Baby C and to meet Baby T). So, while we were together I asked what she was doing this past week (my DH is also a teacher and this week was our county fair---all of the schools are out during this week). After discussing schedules, it seemed as though Monday or Wednesday would be the best. She picked Monday (she said because it was sooner :) ).

We were LATE. I couldn't believe it. We are NEVER late, but apparently two children take longer to get ready than just one.

As we walked up, we could see Baby C's BM and her friend through the glass waving and smiling. After we got checked in and picked a table, Baby C's BM took her to play games and my DH ordered us food. We offered them food, but that day was her friend's birthday so they were going out to eat after they left the meeting.

With each meeting, I think that everyone feels more and more comfortable. We ate in front of them. We watched as Baby C's BM chased her around the facility and play games with her. When Baby C didn't like a game, her BM tried to comfort her. We talked about Baby T and our labor. She told us more about Baby C's birth. We caught up on recent happenings in our lives and gave her a stack of pictures that we had been compiling for her. She gave Baby C a froggy princess hat and Baby T several items (hat, onesie, shoes).

The meeting lasted almost two hours. By the time we left, Baby C was exhausted.

4 comments:

birthmothertalks said... [Reply to comment]

I love that you are in an open adoption and blog about it. It's always great to see people work to keep the birtmom's in the their life. However, have you ever heard old people refer to having a bm for when they go to the bathroom? As a birthmom it just stings to see someone refer to women in my shoes the same as some might refer to going number two. I hope you don't feel like I am picking on you or trying to stir trouble cause I am not.

Rach said... [Reply to comment]

She is so cute! Glad you had a nice meeting!

Mandy said... [Reply to comment]

Glad you guys had such a wonderful visit!!

Life Happens said... [Reply to comment]

It's nice to hear that the meetings with the BM are getting more comfortable!

Baby C is just so stinkin cute!

 

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