Everyone keeps telling me I should sleep while I can. Well, it's 3:30 in the morning and I'm wide awake! I figured I might as well post some pics.Geoff got to feed her for the first time.
Our angel birth mother. I asked her if she minded if we posted pictures of her and she said go ahead. What an amazing woman! I cried as I helped her through the delivery. It was a natural birth and the baby's face was up so her shoulder was caught and it was very painful. Mina's face is bruised from coming out face up. They say that will clear up, though.
Just after delivery. She didn't cry at first and they were a little worried, but then she found her lungs. Her heart rate kept dropping every time Maria had a contraction leading up to the delivery and they were worried about that, too. Turns out there was a knot in her cord though it wasn't pulled tight. Everything is fine, though. She is a miracle! I'm still in shock and pray for Maria as we go through these next few days. I know this will be hard on her. The state of AZ requires that the birth mom wait 72 hours before signing the papers so we'll take the baby home when she's released from the hospital on a temporary foster license. Once the birth mother signs the papers the baby is ours. It takes about 6 months for the adoption to be finalized in the courts with the birth certificate stating that we are the parents. That's when we'll be able to bless her and seal her to us. You all will be invited to that blessed day.