06 August, 2008

OK, I'll stop teasing you now . . .

Last Tuesday, just one day after we learned about our agency receiving accreditation, we had a very eventful day!!!

At a little before 2 Hubby called me from his cell phone. He was in Dallas to drop D off to visit her grandparents for a week.

He asked me if I was ready for a bombshell. I immediately thought they'd had an accident or something. But no!

He said our local OB, had called him. He had a lady about to deliver and she wanted to place her baby for adoption. She just wanted the doctor to find the baby a good home. He asked Hubby if we would be interested? He gave a little history and it sounded like "a go" to us!

So I called our lawyer, and his office phone just rang and rang. So I called his home, no answer there either. So I called our pastor's wife to get the lawyer's wife's cell phone (are you following?)

Anyhow, I just drove straight to the lawyer's office (a couple miles from my house) and waited for him to finish with a client.

While I was waiting for the lawyer, I called the doctor myself to make sure I had my facts straight before I met with the lawyer. Dr. tells me now that she'll deliver within 30-45 minutes and she wants to meet me first.

So, I hurry at the lawyer and then I drive to the hospital in a very surreal state of shock! The doctor introduces me to the bio parents and I quickly give them our life history and tell them why we want to adopt. Then they look at each other and nod their affirmations to each other. Then the doctor comes in and says, M I'm sorry to hurry you, but you really need to push. He asked if she wanted me to go out or stay in the room and she said, "no, she can stay - it's her baby."

So, at 3:20 p.m. he was born and cried pretty well right away. The nurse brought him to the bassinette right by me and I stayed right there with him. He got 9/9 on his apgar scores.

I followed the baby to the nursery and stayed with him till 3:30 a.m. when I came home to get a few hours sleep.

He weighed 5 pounds 1 oz, 17 inches long. He has lots of dark hair. He was born at 34&5/7 weeks so he is a preemie. His lungs were not quite ready, so on Wednesday morning he took a ride in the ambulance to the nearest "big" city to go to the NICU. He needed some extra time and help to have his lungs develop more fully. He did develop jaundice too, so spent several days under the bili-light. He had to stay 6 days and we came home from the hospital yesterday afternoon.

A whirlwind, miracle week for sure!!

We have a NEWBORN son!

SURPRISE!!!

Edited: As I went back and read over this, I realized I'd failed to mention that Hubby arrived from Dallas about 1 - 1/2 hours after C was born. I took him in to meet C and then right after that to meet the birth parents as soon as he arrived. He went home to sleep from 10:30 - 2 then he stayed with C while I went home from 3:30 - 6. We stayed with him all night in the nursery, the hospital was wonderful to us. Of course there were no other babies in the nursery that night, so it was convenient.

45 comments:

U.N. Mama said...

Once again, I just want to say how good God is and how precious your SON is! You know I've secretly wished you would have a son ever since I brought ours home :o) You're in for a lot of fun times :o)

Debbie B said...

So glad to see the news. Your son is the most adorable little guy. Can't wait to meet him and hold him. So glad he's home where he belongs.
Congratz!! So glad this long week is behind you and you can enjoy him now.

Katie and Pete said...

Suz,

I have been following your blog for ages. I am so incredibly happy for you, your husband and daughter. He is beautiful.

God had a plan all along didn't he?

Katie

sandy said...

I am blown away (and I'm sure you are too)!

I cannot say enough congratulations to you and your family! Let me say that little boys are so precious... you are going to really enjoy him. What a wonderful turn of events!

beckyww said...

YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Somebody else to live in that gorgeous new house!

emmasmomma said...

Hi! I don't know you, but I have been following your story. I am SO blown away!!! God is SOOOO good!!!

Congratulations!

Elisa

yorkiemom said...

Wow, what a story!! Congratulations we are so happy for you all.

Chelley said...

YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Aggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh NO way Get out of town!?!?!?

I am so so so so so so SHOCKED!!! I would have never in a million years guessed this?!!?!?!?1?

I cannot wait to see a pic of him and I am so so very happy for you!1
Omg how you ever kept that from us OMG

Can you tell that I am yelling here in AUSTRALIA!!!!!

A newborn baby boy............

Carrie said...

OMG!!!!!

What a whirlwind! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

:: Suzanne :: said...

WOW!!!!!

Praise the Lord.

Andrea said...

Delurking to ... well to mostly just sit and blink in happy shock, honestly! What an amazing thunderclap of JOY that must have been for you! And what a beautiful, beautiful son you have. Congratulations to the brand new family of FOUR!!!

Kim Abraham said...

Wowzers! Congratulations! Boys are sooooo much fun. (I'm somewhat of a expert on this matter.) What a wonderful blessing for your family. God is so Good!

Maggie said...

It's the second time I've read this and it's still miraculous.

Gina said...

Congratulations!! I am sooo happy for you all!! God works in wonderful ways, doesn't He? Your little guy is precious!! Congratulations again and God's blessings to you all!

Amy said...

OMG!!!!! I'm sitting here in shock! He had this planned all along, what a wonderful, beautiful, precious surprise and gift. Thank Heavens for Little Boys!!!! Congratulations a thousand times over. Great big hugs to you and your family. God Bless.

Lauri said...

amazing news.. congrats

Susan said...

I am so happy for you guys! Congrats to D and I'm sure she is going to be a fantastic big sister.

Stacy, Pat and Aidan said...

Wow!!! Congratulations!!! You're going to love being a boy mom!!!

Missus Wookie said...

Congratulations! Enjoy all those newborn baby snuggles :)

Patti said...

The Lord sure gave you a big surprise! Wow, I'm sure you never imagined you would have a son in this way! Congratulations! I'm SO HAPPY for you and your family!

Christina said...

oh. my. GOODNESS!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!! I am shocked and amazed and so so happy for you!! What an adorable little boy and what a total miracle for all of you. I bet your son's birthmom was very relieved to know her child would be born with a family to love and raise him waiting in the wings.
Congratulations again, what a blessing!!

s said...

I just found your blog - from a link on a blog I read regularly. This story is incredible. God is so good.

Stephanie said...

I am so happy for ya'll. What a amazing and wonderful blessing that God had planned for you. Praise God for all his goodness!

kristin said...

What wonderful news! Congrads! I can't imagine the whirlwind.
Kristin, jIm and Klaire

Heidi said...

Wowee!
I miss a few days and you go and have a baby! I just LOVE it! It's the best. So many hearts are soaring high for your happiness, it's just precious, he's precious.
Congratulations.
See, all those delays we all experience, the ones that we cry through and bite our nails over... it's all for a reason... so the right one comes home!
Congratulations again. And yes, boy are great!

MMrussianadoption said...

Wow what a wonderful surprise. Congratulations. Are you still gonna go for the Russian adoption now that they are accredited?

Kristin said...

Wow, wow, wow!! God is so good! CONGRATULATIONS. We are so happy for your precious family. Just found this out on Debbie B. blog.
YAY!!! Enjoy this time and call me if you need any boy clothes :) -seriously. You will love having a boy :)!
Love,
Kristin Violi

Kay B said...

Wow, Suzie, what an Amazing God we serve. He is just beautiful!

Becky and Keith said...

YAY SUZ! Congratulations to you and your family! What an absolute whirlwind week you've had - congrats!

ana and russ said...

A baby boy is such a blessing! Congratulations!!!

Joy said...

Suz,
I have been praying for you and your family for the past couple of months in the hopes that your prayers would be answered. I was talking on the phone about you to another PWP mother when I looked on your blog and found out you have a son. I am so happy for you.
Sweet dreams with your new little man.
Joy

Michael and Carrie said...

Oh my goodness!Congratulations!!!!!! I'm so excited for you all! He is precious, and what a blessing for you all and for him for you all to be brought togehter! Praise God! I will keep you all in my prayers as you make this transition! What a sweet boy! :)

D said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I am so excited for you and that is the most unbelievable story!!!

Tricia said...

what??!!! wow, an amazing story! i can't believe it! perfect timing! totally unexpected!

i think i'm in shock!

congrats!!!!

Annie said...

Wow! Oh my gosh! Wow! I check in every once in a while to see how progress on the adoption was going and just about fell over when I read this. Oh my gosh! Congratulations!

Kris said...

I'm gone for a week..and come home to THIS!? OH MY GOSH!!!! How exciting. God is SOOOOOOOO good!

BIG Congrats!

MLWhittier said...

I have been reading your blog for a long time, and am delurking to say congratulations!!!!! I am so excited for you and your family! Who would have ever thought?!
What did your daughter say?!

Rachael said...

WOW! What a fantastic bombshell!

I've been following your blog for ages, your old one was one of the first I ever read regularly. I can't imagine a happier ending to your story! Congratulations.

Pat & Alli said...

WOW! Congratulations. I was floored by your news. Truly a miracle. But I guess you shouldn't be too surprised. Doesn't the saying go "new house, new baby"?

Wishing you and your family all the best. I'll be sure to keep you in my prayers.

Laura said...

Oh my gosh!!!! congratulations! What a special unexpected gift! You deserve this!
biggest hugs!
Can't wait to hear more about him!

Wendi said...

A true miracle for sure!!

mommyto5 said...

Oh so happy for you guys, what an amazing story, your little baby boy is adorable:) God Bless!

stephanie garcia said...

W-O-W!! What an amazing story!! Enjoy your beautiful new baby boy!!

Wonder Woman said...

This is my first visit to your blog, but certainly NOT my last! Congratulations on your son! What fabulous news!

~Anne

kate said...

My comment didn't post earlier...

What a blessing, what a joy, what a surprise!

I can't wait to follow the story of this new SON of yours!