Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It's A Girl!!!..............continued

Hi All!
Sorry this follow up is coming so late! As you can imagine, the last 24+ hours have been such a whirlwind in our household!
I received a call Monday morning around 10am from our adoption agency. Knowing we had a meeting with the director the next day, I just assummed it was a confirmation call. Imagine my surprise when on the other end introducing herself was the BIRTHMOM SOCIAL WORKER "Dina"!! She started with "I have a situation for you..........." and went on to explain that baby girl had been born Sunday morning at 9:20 am, weighing in at 7 lbs 1 oz, and 18 1/2 inches, and needed a forever mommy and daddy. Were we interested she asked? I sat there stunned and shaking. All I could muster was, "Can I have your number and call you back? I need to ask my husband. Oh, and are we the only family you have called?" (Smooth Jill, smooth.....) She gave me her number and I called Mark at work.
Surprisingly he answered the phone, and I said "Congrats babe! Your're a dad! It's a girl!" He thought I was joking. See, just the night before, after Lucy had fallen asleep, he and I had sat outside and discussed the whole adoption thing. His EXACT words were "This needs to happen now, I am getting tired of the not knowing." I assurred him this was not a joke, and told him about baby girl. After sharing what I DID know at that point, I hung up with Mark and called back "Dina", and told her it was a go!
I know you think I was nuts, I prefer to call it shock, but I just went back about my day. Lucy had a playdate at her friend's house, so I dropped her off, and then started to do some cleaning. I remember I was cleaning the bathroom when it hit me as a flood of tears. I was going to be a mom again! All the paperwork, all the wait, all the answering NO when someone asked if we had heard anything....it was all over. Reality had finally hit! How was this going to effect Lucy? How am I going to handle two children? And then...OMG, we have NOTHING for an infant!!!!!!!! I needed and wanted my best friend who is now living a state away. I wanted someone just to hug me and say....."You can do this in 2 days Jill! You can!" So, I sucked it up, and the whirlwind began again!
Family got on the line looking for hand me downs until we can get settled. I (or we) have hit T*arget, Once U*pon a Child, B*abies R Us, TJ M*axx, and a friends house trying to get my hands on everything I think we might need. I guess we will learn while we were under the gun so to speak!
So, here we are.......... it is past midnight and here I sit wide awake "talking" to you all! Assuming all goes well, baby girl should be placed in our arms in less than 14 hrs. I say "assuming things go well" because we know that the birthmom and dad could come forth and take their daughter home with them. As DEVASTATING as this would be, it IS their right. She is THEIR daughter still (and always will be) and it is a reality that this could still happen. I would ask that you please pray for us..that we DO get baby girl, but what I truly want, as PAINFUL as this is, is for the birthmom to make the right decision for her and the baby. I ask that you pray for us that God's will be done. That birthmom and dad have some peace in there decision. And that baby girl remains happy and healthy.
I would LOVE to share more of baby girl's story, but feel that it is HER story to tell. Not mine. We do have a name picked..I think anyways. (We are not required to have a name yet, but seeing as I had a cat for 9 yrs named Kitten, the social worker thought it might be a good idea to do it now! LOL!) I will try to get pictures of Gotcha Day posted tomorrow when we return home!!
THANK YOU to all of you for your sweet comments and prayers. They are felt, and appreciated!
Hugs, Jill

24 comments:

Sara W. said...

Jill, I am so very excited, happy, and nervous for you!!!!! This is just beyonds words.....what a blessing!! I will say extra baby-soft prayers for you tonight...that all goes as planned with baby girl.

Praying and Praying!!!
Sara

*I can't even imagine what you and your husband must be feeling right now.....
*Oh and you can do this in 2 days Jill...seriously..you could do it in one day if you had to :-)

Jill said...

Oh my goodness, I have the chills reading this. CONGRATS! My prayers will be with you and your family. Post as soon as you can.

Jonni said...

Oh sweetie, I won't be able to think of anything else until I see a new blog post tomorrow. How exciting! Oh my gosh, how are you doing with getting things ready? You must be about to burst with excitement. I know you can do this hun. I am sending big warm hugs your way and I can't wait to hear more.

Hugs,
Jonni

Felicia said...

Praying for God's will. What an exciting 48 hours you've had.

Congratulations!

Kim K. said...

I'm just thrilled for you and hope and pray that everything falls into place. What an amazing blessing. I'm on pins and needles and you can bet that I'll be stalking your blog for updates.

Lots of prayers and (((hugs)))!!

Kristin said...

Jill, can't wait to see the pictures of all of you together!

I will pray for a smooth transition for all of you.

Beth in NC said...

I am so excited for you!!!! I remember the shock of when we got our call too! There are no words to describe the feeling!

I pray it all goes through seamlessly for you all! I can't wait to see the pictures!

Love,
Beth

Nicole said...

Praying for you!

Debbie B said...

You can do anything. You've survived the wait for your two daughters you can be prepared for your littlest to come home and start her life with her forever family.

Congratz on this wonderful surprise just when you needed it. Funny how that happens. God bless and enjoy this day meeting your little girl.
Praying for God's will and the best for this little one.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Congratulations, Jill and family! This made me smile so much because, this past fall, one of my close friends received that kind of referral call on her cell phone while sitting at my kitchen table. Oh, the whirlwind after that! Blessings to you as you begin life as a family of FOUR.

Tracey said...

SO SO EXCITED FOR YOU ALL! LUCY WILL BE A BIG SISTER NOW! GOD IS SO GOOD!

Amy said...

Oh Jill...I am so very happy for you and your sweet family! I am sending prayers up for you and yours right now!! Can't wait to hear your story unfold! Hang in there..as I've recently rediscovered..God has a perfect plan for you and your family..whatever it is..trust it and know He knows best!! Love Amy

Jboo said...

Oh my gosh Jill -- I am so thrilled and excited for you and your family! Congratulations!

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Janet

Briana's Mom said...

I am so excited for you! What a whirlwind!!! I am saying a prayer right now. I hope the next post will have pictures of you holding your baby girl!!!

Gail said...

Oh Jill....so happy and excited for you and your family! The birthmom will be in my prayers, I promise. And I'll be praying for all of you too.

Can't wait to see your next post...

Courtney said...

This is so exciting for your family. I can't wait to see pictures of the new little one!

a little leprechaun said...

I am so happy for you guys! Definitely keeping you in my prayers! I just have a big smile and goosebumps! Congratulations!!!

Ginourmous Hugs!!!

Carrie said...

Jill
you have beeen a great friend to me through all my ups and downs in the past 8 months! I hope you all the best and I will pray that all is done in the will of God!

*Overflowing* said...

Good grief...I go on vacation and come home to this fabulous, fabulous post!

Congratulations my sweet friend...I am praying!! Told ya the call would come when you least expect it :) Our Isaac was short notice too...email me if you want to chat...the short notice ones are the hardest :) Woohoo, I am soooo excited for you guys...can't wait to see her sweet face! HUGS!!!
~stacy

Super Mommy said...

Awesome Jill! Said a prayer for you all - it's in God's hands now.

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

WOW...how AMAZING! I hope all goes well the next few days and that she's a keeper! (ie: birth parents don't change their minds!)

LiTao said...

Thanks alot for making me cry

Melba said...

I am still getting chills and crying reading your words. This is so beautifully written about the birth mom.

I do completely understand the shock you are feeling, but rest assured...all that baby really needs is food, diapers, and arms to hold her! You can get by with WAY less than you think you need!

Hugs hugs, and prayers forthcoming!!

Melba

Glenna Marshall said...

i'm waaaaaaay behind on your news! congrats on your BEAUTIFUL daughter! i'm thrilled for you!