If you haven't read Part 1, you can read it HERE.
As soon as we got off the phone we ran into the game room to tell Kiir that he was about to have a little brother, but he couldn't tell anyone. I don't know if he was more excited about the little brother part (since he insisted that he did NOT want a sister) or about the part that he would have the house to himself for a week! Then we started packing, booked our flight, and tried to lay down to sleep. Well, Kelly shut his eyes and was out. Me on the other hand, well, I must have just been too excited. So after laying in bed, eyes wide open for 30 minutes, I got up and wrote Part 1 of the blog, then just read...the same page over and over again because it was too hard to concentrate! Plus I was getting phone calls from the birth mother's caseworker throughout the evening telling me how her labor was progressing.
At 3:30 our ride arrived and we were off to the airport! Our flight left at 5am and we landed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 11am. As soon as we got into the rental car, the birth mother's caseworker called and let us know our son was born while we were in the air at 7:37am! Oh my gosh! He's here!!!!
So we made a quick pit stop by the hotel to drop our bags off, then headed to the hospital. When we got there we met the caseworker in person and she led us to the birth mother's room. We were able to sit down and meet this wonderful woman that picked us to be her son's parents! It was such a sweet time of learning about her life, her family, and other things we'll be able to share with our son as he grows up. She is such a sweet person and it was a time I will always cherish!
Come to find out after that time, our son was born 6.5 weeks premature! So after talking with the birth mom, we gave the doctors time to get him settled in the NICU before we got to meet him. Plus, I honestly had not eaten much since dinner the night before so I was feeling faint about then and needed something in my system.
After lunch we were told he was ready and we could go meet our son!
A flood of emotions rushed through my body as they put the hospital bracelet on me as his mom! Then we walked through and saw that little body in the incubator warming up. The tears I had been holding back came rushing through and he was the most beautiful baby I've ever seen!!!
We watched his chest rise up and down, his little feet raise in the air to stretch, and the nurses opened it up so we could put our hands in there and touch his crazy, handsome hair and hold his beautiful tiny fingers! He was ours and we were his!
Lex Allen Carson
5lbs, 0ozs, 18.5" long
He is named after his great grandfather, and his grandfather.
Lex: defender of men
Perfect in every way!
Stay tuned for Part 3 to be posted soon.....