Tuesday, December 29, 2015

TPR day

       In the early hours of this morning, Baby Girl turned 2 days old. With this came the 48 hour minimum that allowed Anne to sign her TPR papers. The 48 hour mark would have been at just after 4:00 a.m., and Anne's appointment was scheduled for 10 a.m.. Here's how everything happened.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Friday, December 25, 2015

Research: Is it a good idea for the biomom to hold the baby?

     As I mentioned in my last update, we now have more information about Anne's birth plan. The basis of a birth plan is for the biomom to have an idea of how she wants everything to look at the hospital. Who will be in the delivery room? Who will be in the waiting room to come in after the baby is born? Will the baby be taken out of the room or stay in? Will the biomom see the baby? Hold the baby?

Merry Christmas, updates, and more waiting

       Well, this is certainly a different Christmas than we have ever had before! Last week, Anne's body was indicating that she would probably go into labor soon-- she even went to the hospital at one point. Since she has decided as part of her birth plan that she would like for me to be in the delivery room with her (more on that later), I obviously want to make sure I am around when she goes into labor! We loaded up and headed to Anne's city so that we would be close by when the time comes for baby  girl to be born.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Waiting and waiting

             Nothing new to share! Anne has been consulting with a high-risk OB specialist, and this doctor doesn't think an early induction is necessary. She would still like to schedule an induction, just for the convenience of us having a date on the calendar to be there. Ben is out of the picture (a long, sad story, but probably for the best), and Anne does not want to be in the delivery room alone. She knows that the likelihood that I would be able to be in the delivery room with her without an induction date to work with is slim, so she is really trying to talk her doctors into giving her a date. She goes back early next week (she'll be almost 38 weeks at that point), so hopefully they will either set a date or let her know that she is showing signs that she will be going into labor soon. We've chatted a bit this week and she has actually felt pretty good, so I am very thankful for that.