Saturday, August 21, 2010

I'm a Mommy!

I'm a mommy, and B is a daddy. We have the most beautiful and precious baby girl. Khloe is everything I hoped she would be. Yesterday placement ceremony had tears of joy and tears of sadness. It was an overwhelming and surreal experience for all.

Baby is doing great sleeping, eating, burping and going through a lotta poopy diapers!!!
 My niece was so cute with Khloe and definitely stole the spotlight :-)

Our immediate family and two close friends came to share our special moment. K had a huge support group at the ceremony as well. It was all very sweet.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Almost a Mommy

I didn't sleep well last night. I was so anxious for Khloe to get here and worried I wouldn't hear the phone ring if K's water broke in the middle of the night. At 8:39am I was in the middle of writing a text to K when J (K's mom) texted me to say the doc/nurse just broke K's water. J also said the nurse would be back in 2 hours to check her progress. At 9:40ish I got another text from J to say K was at 6 centimeters!! Crazy!! I wrote back to say we would be on our way in 30 min!! At some point before we arrived, K got an epidural. At 11am she was a 9! About 11:20am, we kicked everybody out and had us a baby!! K only had to push for 30 min!! She was incredible. J and I were trying to be the best coaches we could be. What a beautiful experience that I will never forget. I will never be able to say thank you enough times to show how much it meant to be there.

08/18/10   11:51am   7lbs10oz   21.25"

I got to meet lots of special people in K's life that I've been hearing about for months now. B & I got to hold her right away - after K and J of course! I got to see Khloe get weighed, measured and dance :-) B & I got to watch the nurse give Khloe her first bath.

 We are so very blessed and so very lucky to have such amazing people like K and J in our lives.

Placement is scheduled for Friday evening.

No progress and lots of drama!

K is at the hospital. She was admitted Tuesday afternoon about 3:45/4. They gave her the cervadel around 5:30pm (I think) to begin softening her cervix. Since her didn't make much progress overnight, the doc started her on pitocin @4am. Then the doc broke her water @8:30am today (Wednesday). She's supposed to get checked again at 10:30.

We are waiting patiently in our hotel room for now :-) OMG We had such a freakin' fiasco last night trying to get a room at the LaQuinta near K's hospital. First, the girl gives us room 400. We spend 10 minutes trying to get the AC to work which never happened. We haul our crap back down to the lobby, and she gives us room 315. Guess what??? Room 315 was ocupado by other guests!! Are you serious, dumb front desk girl??? If she hadn't been flirting with the nasty greaser guest, maybe she wouldn't have put us in an occupied room!!! Anywho, we all our $h*t once again back down to the lobby after yelling "Sorry!" to the current occupant of 315. She decides to upgrade us to a suite for the inconvenience. OK. Not bad, right? WRONG!! I woke up and saw the bill under the door. Guess what dumb front desk girl did??? She did not upgrade us for free!!! We were charged full price for the suite!!! OMG I was H-O-T!!! Luckily my amazing husband worked it out, and we paid the state rate that we were supposed to get for a regular room! Shew!!

Going to spend the rest of the day with K and her mom J at the hospital. Please pray for K and Miss Khloe!!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Still waiting...

Sorry to my avid readers who having been patiently waiting to hear about Khloe. Sadly, there is not much to report. K's due date (Thur, Aug 11th) came and went and still no Khloe. K goes to the hospital Tue night (Aug 16th) and gets induced at 4am Wed. We don't plan on being at the hospital till later and closer to delivery. It could be HOURS! till she is ready to push - at least with my experiences with my SIL and BFF that's how it was. I started in-services with my new teaching job. I have so much still to learn about it. I don't have anything typed up for the new year b/c I had to wait till I met with the other art teachers. We are supposed to be teaching the same thing at about the same time. I didn't know their sequence of events etc. I'm finally up to speed with what needs to be done for school and will be working non-stop to be prepared.

Since Khloe will be arriving Wed or Thur, K will be released Fri or Sat, and she wants a week worth of nursery visits. I have no idea when placement will be b/c K also has to move back home and get her stuff packed for college. She moves into her dorm the following Thur (Aug 25th). Everything is up in the air. I hate when things are up in the air. I need concrete answers!! :-) I just hate not being in control of the situation which I'm sure many of you can relate to. Hopefully, I'll have some pics to post by next Fri or Sat - if I'm not too busy! ;-)

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers as our adoption journey winds down.