Things are rapidly coming together. "K" had her last appointment yesterday and all is well. She and our caseworker met with the hospital social worker and finalized the adoption plan. Joel and I are now a little more comfortable with what to expect next Monday. Our b/m has expressed her feelings and we will respect them. I don't think that she is asking for anything that we can't handle. Well, Joel might be having a little more trouble than myself, but I'll just have to keep reminding him that until "K" is able to sign that piece of paper before the judge that baby is legally still her's and we will have to accommodate her. I don't think that is asking a lot considering what she is giving us.
We still don't know if we will have our own room, but we plan on being at the hospital and hour before surgery and hope that by the time Makenna is born they will have found us a place of our own. If all goes as planned "K" has asked to spend a little time with the baby by herself and then periodic visits with us and Makenna. It sounds as if she intends on us being the "primary care givers" in the hospital and expects us and the baby to be released before she is. That may or may not happen depeding on if the hospital pediatrician feels that Makenna is ready to be medically discharged.
Joel and I would love to have visitors come by, but unfortunately this is going to be a sensitive situation. Our b/m kind of has to be handled with "kid gloves" so we don't want to do anything to upset her. We hope that everyone will understand that as much as we would love for you to come visit us and share in our excitement, we will have to play things by ear. Depending on how things go, we might feel more comfortable having visitors the 2nd day. Joel and I plan on communicating with everyone to let them know when/if they can come see sweet Makenna, but until then you can be certain that you will receive plenty of pictures, probably via text message and of course facebook! :)