We got the phone call only hours before he was born, so we booked the next flight to Arkansas and rushed to get things ready, seeing as we only had 12 hours to prepare for a new baby!! We arrived the next afternoon to meet this sweet little man and fell in love with him instantly. He is the sweetest thing ever!! We were lucky enough for the hospital to give us a room, and spend the night with him before being discharged the next day.
Then came the waiting game, we had to wait to see when we would be able to get a court date. Most couples have to wait at least 10 days if not more so when we got the phone call telling us our date was just 1 week after we arrived, we were thrilled. There were
so many people waiting at home to meet the sweet man, and we couldn't wait to get him home and show him off!!
But there was one thing Cody and I both felt like we needed to do before we could leave, we needed to see our Birthmom one more time, let her have a chance to see him again and say goodbye, because even though we do have an open adoption visiting her is not something that is going to happen a lot. And we wanted to her know how much we loved her and how grateful we were to her for bringing our son into our lives!!
After 3 days of traveling in the car, we are totally crazy I know, we made it home and we are enjoying every moment with our little man!!
|Our first family pic|
|Ready to leave the hospital|