On May 15, 2007 I was at work in the Heart Cath Lab at the hospital in town. AZ was working away too. My mom called not too long after I got to work that day and said Cathy had called and S was in labor. Of course all of my coworkers knew we were just waiting on the call, so when that call came they pushed me out the door. I met AZ and my mom (of course) at home and off we drove 4 hours (made it in 3) to the hospital. I had my camera, my video camera, and a nervous/excited feeling in tow! We were able to see S before she became too uncomfortable, but we weren't there long when it was time for her to push.
I was so honored that she asked me to be in the delivery and see this precious little girl come into the world. The delivery was very fast and Abby was born! What an amazing experience. N cut the cord and she was taken to the warmer. Out came my camera(s) along with the ohs and aws.
We were able to stay in a room right next door for the night and we kept Abby in the room with us to soak it all up! S couldn't sign the papers until at least 24 hours after she was born. We made several trips back and forth to visit and share her with them. The next day, our attorney came with the papers and they were signed. This truly was the most unselfish thing I have ever witnessed. S is the strongest woman I know and I will forever be grateful to her and to N. We will love, cherish, and raise Abby knowing how much she is loved by so many people. We couldn't finalize the adoption for 30 days after her birth, so when that time came we went to the county courthouse in the county that S lived and she was finally officially ours! We made sure to stop by S and N house for a visit and introduce Abby to her birth brother and birth sister. S had told us at one of her appointments, they were in the waiting room when a lady asked her son if he was getting a baby brother or baby sister. He said to her its a sister, but we're giving her to someone else. Such a cute story and to realize what a gift they were giving!