You Can Pick The Birthday
Recently we were talking with our potential birth mom about the fact that she expects to be induced around 39 weeks (of course, assuming baby doesn’t arrive sooner).
First, she asked if it was okay with us if she is induced. Which, so far as I’m concerned as nothing to do with us, but everything to do with her. We have no influence on how or when she delivers. That’s a decision between her and her doctors. And we respect that, fully.
Second, she offered to let us pick the birthday, should we have a day we prefer. She’s already fully let us name baby MPB and now she’s offering to let us pick the birthday too! Mr. MPB and I both laughed and smiled, because what else can we do in such a situation?
At this point, both Mr. MPB and I feel that any day that results in a living child in our arms is the perfect birthday!!
With 100% certainty, I can say that I do not care when baby arrives. We are just so excited about the potential having a living child in our arms to care for and love for the rest of time. Simply, that’s all that matters.
And so, we will not pick a birthday. And while we now know the exact potential birthdate*, we will love any date that happens to be our child’s birthday. And for the rest of our lives we will celebrate Baby MPB’s birthday as the best day of the year!
* Where I live there are some wonky rules/laws about sharing international adoption details/information online during the adoption process. So, while I blog anonymous, this is something I simply cannot risk. Which means for now I will not be sharing the birth date.
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