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...