When I wrote the last blog about Mother's Day, I actually had recently heard that we had been selected by a birthmom! But, I didn't want to mention it or not mention Mother's Day at all since we weren't planning meeting her until Monday (the 14th) and I didn't want to announce it to the world until it became "official."
We were so excited, but also scared! She was due May 26th, just 3 weeks after we heard and thought that seemed VERY soon to bring home a baby. But, we were super excited to meet the birthmom and we were also excited that she was expecting a baby girl. We started talking about the most adorable girl baby names and I actually ordered a baby girl outfit from Target online (it was on clearance... good sales always get me). But, we were also very cautious. We didn't want to announce or assume anything until we met the birthmom and made things more official.
However, if there's one thing I've learned, or should learn, it's that life never goes according to plan! We got the call from the agency on Sunday afternoon (yes, just 5 days ago) that the birthmom had already delivered the baby and it was a BOY! (Talk about a lot of surprises in just one week's time!) He was born at 12:15 on Mother's Day at 6 lbs. 7 oz. They wanted us to head to Memphis Monday morning to meet both the baby boy and his birthmother. AND to pick out a name!
We discussed names, got a carseat, feverishly took stored baby furniture out of the attic and packed our bags to head to Memphis. And Tuesday night we brought home our baby boy! AHHHH!!! It's still so unbelievable! I became a mother on MOTHER'S DAY! And without any notice! It's such a miracle!
On this blog I will call him baby N. He is SUCH a good baby! We love him so much and have spent lots of time loving on him and kissing him (and obviously taking good care of him). On one hand it seems incredibly normal that I'm now basing my entire life on feedings every 3 hours, but on the other hand I feel like I'm in a dream! It's very, very difficult to believe.
His birthmother is an amazing and incredible woman and we're going to have an open adoption so he will be able to know her as he grows up. And because it's adoption and we have about 2 weeks left until it's all settled and official (the amount of time she has to change her mind), I won't be posting pictures here yet. But, will be soon! He's absolutely beautiful.
Anyway, I can't even fathom that less than a month ago I was blogging about Infertility Awareness Week and this week I can't even get a spare moment to READ any blogs, let alone write any. I don't know when reality will truly set in.
More to come... AHHH!!! I can't believe I'm writing this!!