They told us that the next time she went in labor they would not stop the labor.
Day 4: She went back into labor and we arrived at 10:30pm. By 1am contractions slowed. By 2am they crawled to a stop. 4 am we had an ultrasound to see how much amniotic fluid was in the womb (longer story as to why).
Day 5: At 5 am the nurse pulls us aside and tells us to go home because she won't be going into labor any time soon. We slept for a couple of hours. They decide to induce our birthmother. We arrive back at hospital around 2pm. They kept bumping her up until she reached maxed dosage of inducer medication. She was at dialated at 2 cm this whole time.
Day 6: Finally dialates 5cm. Slow going, but no turning back now. Aunt Shannon arrives with Taco Bus at 1:30ish am. Delicious Tosatada in waiting room with Auntie. While talking with Shannon, Robert calls saying that birthmother is now 9/10 cm!!! While running back in Auntie Shannon yells "Go, Baby, Go". After a handful of pushes our baby girl arrives. Robert cuts the cord.
Our birthmother was quite the trooper. She never once complained, cursed, or screamed even before the epidural. She was amazing! Birthmother did hold her for a few precious moments after birth (we are so glad she did).
She was incorrectly weighted her at first and they thought she was under 2000 grams so they sent her to NICU because of her size. They were impressed with her progress so sent her to regular nursery. Now she's back in NICU because she had signs of an infection which is common for preemies. They are also monitoring her breathing.
Day 7: We sign the papers and she's ours to keep.
Our birthmother was simply amazing. We got to spend a lot of time with her the last few days. She got to hold Baby Girl. She had the cutest conversations with her that make me cry. We are blessed not only with a new daughter, but with a new appreciation for this young woman who carried her.
We are not posting her full name on the blog for various reasons. For the time being we shall call her Baby Girl. Although, the birthmother put the same name down on her birth certificate. So, she will always know that this was her name from the beginning. This is always who she was destined to be.
Oh, PRAISE GOD for His mercies are never ending. Oh, Taste and See the Lord is good (Psalm something or other). This wait was worth it. Hard as heck, but worth it to watch what the Lord was doing. We actually signed our paper work with Sue Deckrow one year ago (May 8th) to begin the adoption process. It was last Mother's Day we signed it. I sit here amazed at what the Lord has done.