Friday, September 5, 2008

Ask and Ye Shall Receive...

Did I really just say I was bored and that baby #2 might help get rid of the boredom? Is Heavenly Father reading my blog? While I am still trying to be cautious, I am just too excited to not say anything. LDSFS called today and we may have a little girl in our very near future (like she was born today!). We don't know much other than she's African American and was born today. I'm waiting for LDSFS to call me back. We are asking people to please pray that if she is meant to be ours that we will have another smooth and easy adoption. I will keep you updated. And Melissa, if this works out I am totally taking you up on your clothing offer.

UPDATE: Our caseworker just called me back. He met the birthmom and was able to find out lots of information. Unfortunately his phone battery died in the middle of our conversation so I don't know everything yet. She is a tiny little thing, only 5lbs 11 oz and 18.9 inches long (Nathan was 6lbs 6 oz and we thought he was small, 19.25 inches). Her birthmom has 10 other children, but does not have custody of any of them. The birth father died in March, so while that is sad, it does make things a little easier as far as the adoption is concerned. The earliest the baby will be released is Sunday. I'm hoping our caseworker will call back soon because I want to know when we can see her and meet the birthmom.

ANOTHER UPDATE: The birthmom doesn't want to meet us and most likely doesn't want any contact. The baby will most likely be released Monday but it's possible she can be released on Sunday. For all intents and purposes we have a daughter. We are hoping to see her tomorrow, but our caseworker can no longer be our caseworker since he's working with the birthmom so until they know who will be working with us we may not get to see the baby until discharge. They are going to see if we can get put on a visitors list or something so we can go see her.

UPDATE: Ok, here's the latest. We tried to go see her with one of our social workers today, but the hospital said their policy is to have THEIR social worker present, how doesn't work on weekends :(. So we will not get to see our little girl until Monday. However unless the doctor doesn't discharge her (which is the only hang up at this point) she will be home with us on Monday. The agency will pick her up and bring her to the office where we will go to pick her up. This actually makes life a lot easier since the agency is in the same city that my parents and Jon's dad live in so we won't have to double back after dropping off Nathan somewhere for the afternoon.

8 comments:

Chel said...

How wonderful...good luck in the coming days and weeks. I have a big bag of 0-12mo. girls' dresses, jumpers, etc. I got them ready to give away on craigslist or freecycle a while ago but never actually posted them. You're welcome to them and whatever doesn't work for you just pass them on to salvation army or whatever....

Michelle said...

Michelle I will totally take you up on your offer!

MotherToMany said...

Good Luck with getting the baby. That would be so neat.

NatalieHemingway said...

Oh Michelle!! We'll be praying hard tonight! That is tiny. I don't have preemie clothes, but I think I can maybe dig out newborn sizes.

Hilary said...

Michelle! How exciting! We will pray for you, too. I think that our preemie stuff is all gone, but I'll double check. Once upon a time I had a lot of it. . .

MotherToMany said...

Oh BTW - Um - I tagged you - (when you get a chance) - You can check outmy new blog and maybe get your tag on too. ;)

I can't wait to see pictures of the new little one!

Congrats again!

{{HUGS}}

pam said...

Just as a heads up, if you need good cheap diapers for preemies the Salvation Army on Auburn and John R in Rochester Hills has so many packages of Pampers preemie swadler diaper for like 3.99 a pkg. That is where I get my diapers from and it has cut my diapers cost in half. They also have huge boxes of costco diapers there right now too for like 17 bucks. We will be praying for you and your family.
Pam Palmer

The Amayesings said...

How exciting!!!! We'll pray for you also. Keep us updated.