Tuesday, May 27, 2008
We are in Florida waiting out the last few days! I will be so happy when these 10 days have finally passed !! I am ready to be back home to begin trying to get some kind of a routine down. I still can not believe I have been blessed with such a beautiful miracle. Carter is everything that we had been praying for and more! We have all fallen head over heals in love with this little man. It is safe to say Carter has us all wrapped around his little finger! Lindsey has been such a huge helper! Cleaning and making bottles, changing diapers, and really being there with out us even asking. She is so happy about our new addition to our family!
We will be leaving Destn on Saturday. We plain to go back to GA and meeting Courtney and her dad for lunch before returning home. We are so excited that we will be able to see them once again before returning home. We are already making plans for the next time we will get to see them. We all are looking forward to being able to introduce our little Carter to each and every one of you. We miss you all!!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
I can not still believe it we have our son! We received the call at 4:38 a.m. on Sunday May 18, 2008. When the phone rang I sat straight up and said "Oh ...... Adam get up our baby is coming"!! Then I answered the phone. Marissa said Courtney is in labor!! She is 4 cm and is staying in the hospital. The next thing we know I am running around like a mad women. I am glad no one could see me!LOL!! I was running in and out of my closet saying what do I do what do I do ! I do not know What to do!! Then I remember throwing my clothes out of my closet! Then yelling at Adam because he was just lying in bed staring at me! He kept on saying now baby lets sit down and breath and thank through what we are doing!! I am telling you at that moment I really wanted to put my hands around his throat and squeeze.
Finally we were on the road at 7:18 in the morning! We got another call Marissa at around 8 saying she was 7 cm and that Jack Ass of a doctor will not give Courtney epidural because she did not take a class on it! What the Hell! I swear only if I would have been there. I was at doctors appointment and at no point were we told anything about a class or no epidural! I am wondering if he was just trying to teach her some lesson! ASS!!!! Marissa said in all of her years she has never head of such!
So 9:12 central time our son is born!! Marissa called and held the phone up so we were able to hear our little man. What lungs on him! The next 7 hours were honestly the longest drive of my life. Carter Andrew Burbules weighed 6 pounds 4 oz and was 18 1/2 inches long. Dark brown hair, blue gray eyes just perfect in every way!!
We were able to be there with Courtney and her family! I love her dad and mama Dot. They are amazing. I feel so lucky not only do we have a beautiful boy but we have gained a new extended family! The hospital staff were great they put us in a private suit and we were allowed to keep him in our room with overnight. He did great I had to wake him up to feed and change him! I have fallen head over heals in love with him! I love him just as though I carried him for 9 months.
Monday May 19, 2008 she signed her TPR papers then we signed our placement papers! She has 10 days from May 20 to change her mind. I do not see her changing her mind she really wants the best for her baby and she feels like we are what is best for him!!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
We are home and it could not have gone any better!! I love Courtney we truly are blessed! She is a very pretty, strong, smart, amazing, loving, kind, generous, fun, young lady! From the first time I saw her when she got out of the car I really felt like we bonded. We all hugged and it was not forced! We still did not get a due date we know though she is at least 35 weeks! I am thinking he will come a lot sooner though! I just have this feeling! I do not like her doctor at all! I called Marissa today about seeing about getting her a new doctor. Marissa says he is the best in town that takes her insurance. If he is the best I would hate to meet the rest in town. I just do not trust him. If I could he my way I would have her to a specialist! I just want to make sure Courtney is taken care of. I feel so helpless up here not that I know what I could do if I was down there any way. It killed me driving away from her. I just pray she knows that Adam and I truly care about her. I truly want the best for her and not just because she is caring our baby. She could change her mind and I would be crushed o.k. divested. I would live. If she decides to keep her baby we would not be mad or hateful we just want what she wants. she is going though a difficult time in her life. I want it to be as easy as possible. My hopes is that she will heal quickly since she will be able to see him when ever she wants!! Oh, have said it is a BOY!!
Friday, May 9, 2008
We get to meet!!!! I am so excited to meet Courtney and her Dad! I hear her dad is so funny and they both like to talk! I really have a good feeling about this situation! I have been praying for a long time for the Birth mother of my baby! I wanted her to have a supportive family and praying that they would want a open adoption. It looks like that is what we are going to be able to get! It will be a long drive down but it will be worth every minute in the car!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
I was dead a sleep when I was woken up by Jane!!! I have to say as long as I am alive I will never forget this moment!!! She thought I was Lindsey when I answered the phone!! I sound so young! LOL!! Then she said we have some great news for you "your family has been chosen by Courtney"! I ran down stairs and text Adam while she was giving me all the information. Such as family history, her hobbies, and what her and the dad look like! I AM SOSOSOSOSOSOSO excited! This could really be it!! After I got off the phone w/ Jane I called her SW Marissa. She seems like a wonderful person. I wanted to contact her and find out more information. I was extremely relieved to find out that Marissa and An Open Door will be there for Cournety after the birth. Marissa said she looks like she is pretty far into her pregnancy! She will be going to her first doctors appointment on Monday we will know more then. I am hoping to hear back from Marissa here soon we really want to hopefully meet with them this weekend! I much rather meet them in person instead of doing a conference call! I want her and her dad to have peace of mind with the decision they have made. I can believe this is happening! I feel as though I am dreaming! I am going to have a BABY!! May 6.2008 a day never to forget!!
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Adam called me early this morning to let me know that he has promoted to VP!!!!!! I could not be any prouder of my husband!! He has work hard to get were he is in his career!! Maybe God is beginning to reveal his perfect plan for our family! We are going out to celebrate !
Thursday, May 1, 2008
I really do not have much information on the situation except we are being shown and the young girl is 16. Jane said her dad is the one who contacted Open Door and is very supportive of his daughter! Also birth mother's SW has told Jane that she is a really pretty girl and she is very sweet!! I am sosososo excited that we are already being shown again! Also I am thankful that this young birth mothers family is supportive of her! I hope if we are chosen and they will want more of a open adoption! I do not know how every one feels about this, but can you ever have to many people to love a baby? I say no! Like we love to say " it takes a village" !! I will be on pins and needles I know all weekend! I know in my heart God has a plan. Our child will be born in the perfect season for us!! If this is not our child it just was not the one for our family. I really here the past few weeks truly feel it is right around the corner for us!! I need to just relax and know I have no control of the situation.