Saturday, August 16, 2008

Update 2

Things are looking better - I'm not going to go into details but we are feeling more confident that we will get to bring this guy home! There have been some very good developments today.

Please know that throughout our own emotions we also really feel for C. I cannot imagine how hard this must be for her! Things definitely did not go according to her plan. We have seen her and it was very emotional but in a good way, I think. We love her.

To answer some questions: the birthmom cannot sign the TPR (termination of parental rights) until Monday. She will then have 20 days that she could change her mind. It is our understanding that we will need to wait 60 days for the birthfather's rights to be terminated since we haven't heard anything about him signing anything. So we are definitely still anxiously awaiting all of that. We will feel like things are pretty sure once C signs the TPR and at this point, we do anticipate that happening. But we are still very cautious.

We do not know how long we will be here - up to two weeks. We do not know when the baby will be released - could be as soon as tomorrow but it may be longer than that. He is doing well overall. His face is very bruised from the unexpected delivery and must be very sore! He is a trooper. He has been sleeping a lot and I think the bruising makes it uncomfortable for him to open his eyes very much. He hasn't cried much - I'm sure that will change. :) He has LOTS of black hair and dark eyes. And have we mentioned that he is adorable and beautiful and we are completely smitten? :)

We have been overwhelmed by the amazing nurses - they have been so kind and have been rooting for us! Several have said they are praying and have expressed their desire and hope that things will work out. We have been allowed to come and go as we please. We mostly stay. :) We did go out for lunch and to Target for a Boppy pillow. I'm afraid he is going to be rather spoiled - we are holding him all the time right now. :) We will probably both go back to the hotel for rest tonight - we'll see. They are swamped here at this small hospital and thus maxed out on space! Yesterday, he was the only NICU baby and now there are six.

So that's the report from here...

8 comments:

Alicia said...

Thanks for the update! We are thankful for God's goodness to you in all of this. We hope you will be bringing home a bundle of joy :)

Micah said...

Thank you for the update!! We're all dying up here =)! I'm so glad things are looking up, but we will definitely continue the prayers. Are you the only ones hanging out at the hospital, or is the birth mom spending time there with you as well?

Of course we're dying to see pictures as well, but understand why you're holding off =)

Paula said...

Alaina,
I am SOOO praying for you for this all to work out.
My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love, Paula

Thad & Ann said...

We are hoping & praying you get to bring this little guy home. I can't imagine the emotions you are going through. Hugs-
Ann

Jenna said...

Thanks for keeping us updated! I am so glad you've got to spend time with him (poor, poor guy with the bruises on his face!). We'll keep praying for you through Monday (and then through the next week... and then the next week.. .and then...) :)

Barbie said...

Wow!! I sure missed alot!! I will be praying for you and for C. What an amazing and scary thing all at the same time. How can you not be smitten and in total love already.

Heather L. said...

We think of you all the time and continue to pray for God's perfect will. The baby sounds so beautiful and wonderful! Of course you have to spoil him and hold him as much as possible!!! We will wait eagerly for more news.

Rachel said...

Wow, I'm missing all the excitement. So glad things are looking up. I'll be praying. I can't imagine how hard it is to just wait.

You can't really spoil him. At least that's what I've been telling myself as I have a hard time putting my baby down too. :) It's too much fun.