Monday, April 30, 2012
Have brought home Baby!
Her due date was May 1, but on April 18, got the call from the birth father that the birth mother has gone into labor. Then at about 10am EST, got the call that Baby was born.
What followed was a whirlwind of ticket-buying, packing, and traveling to California on April 19. I needed to be there to take physical custody of Baby by the time birthmom was discharged from the hospital. If she had given vaginal birth, discharge would be 24 hours later. Since it was cesarean birth, discharge was 48 to 72 hours after birth. That gave Husband enough time to wrap things up at work and be there on Saturday.
The hospital was great. They let me stay overnight in a room down the hall from the birthmother and I got to room in with Baby on April 19.
Birth parents were great. They're smart, they made the best plan they could for Baby. Husband and I traveled to CA to meet them in March and really like them. Baby comes from good people and I will only ever have good things to say about them.
After about a week in CA, while waiting for the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children to clear in CA and GA, I could finally bring Baby home to Atlanta.
Husband couldn't stay in CA for the the 10 days I was there. But at least his mother came from Wisconsin to help out and meet Baby.
Baby's pretty well behaved so far. Sleeps most of the time, waking about every 3 or 4 hours around the clock to eat.
I'm doing pretty well. The bout of insomnia I had earlier this year has trained me up for this.
Baby is perfect and Husband and I are thrilled.