We spent the weekend getting the house ready for our little girl's arrival. When everything was finally done on Sunday, I joked that we were finally ready for her. I shouldn't have done that. Because around 9:30 yesterday morning, I received a phone call from T that she was in labor - almost 5 weeks early. About an hour later, our daughter arrived in this world.
I promise I will write a full update as soon as possible. Please keep us in your thoughts as we wait for the paperwork to be signed (most likely today) and as we wait for further information from doctors about our baby's health. As of now, it looks as if she will need at least one week in the NICU. I'm already a wreck.
A couple of things before I go. First, for our daughter's privacy, we will not be posting her full name on this blog. Please, if you know her real name, do not post it in the comment section.
Second, I understand there was some issue about my personal Twitter account yesterday. In my own words, I'd like to state that this account is not used for any updates regarding our journey with adoption and infertility. It was set up long before my blog account became active and is maintained as a way of keeping in touch with family and close friends. It was not intended to post information about this process (I have not even posted our daughter's name, stats, and photos on this account). This said, I find it pathetic that people would attack me behind my back on the day I'm welcoming my daughter into this world. I'm dealing with a child who is fighting her way through several health battles in the NICU and busy worrying about whether or not T is going to sign the papers. And yet I have to take time out of my day to address childish bullies. It feels like I'm in middle school.
For those of you who spoke ill of me, I know who you are. Please think again before you speak. You should be ashamed of yourselves. For those of you who supported me? Thank you for being such amazing friends.