Hello everyone! Thank you for your prayers and messages! I realized we haven't really given any details of what has been going on, so I'll start at the beginning.
We got a call last Monday evening that we had been matched with a baby boy in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born on Saturday, Nov. 21st and weighed 5 lbs 7 oz. 19 inches long. He was born a few weeks early and was put in the NICU. We were told to come and get him at the hospital on Wed. Dec. 2nd. Then we got a call on Fri. evening saying that he was doing really well and the hospital wanted us to come and get him on Sunday because he and was ready to be discharged. So, we frantically packed everything up and left on Sat. morning. We drove straight through (25 hours!) and got to our hotel at 9:30am. We had to be at the hospital at 10:30, so we quick showered and headed over. When we got to the hospital, they gave us our own room and we stayed over night there with Eli. Then we took him to the hotel with us on Monday morning! We stayed at the hotel Monday night, and then drove to Chapel Hill where my cousins Paul and Janelle live. We are currently staying with them until all of the paperwork is finalized. We are just waiting for the paperwork to finish, and then we will start heading home. We don't know how long it will take, hopefully early next week. We are going back to Charlotte on Friday for a Dr. Appt.
It has been a complete whirlwind and a lot of moving around, but we are having the best time! Eli is such a great baby! He sleeps quite a bit, and is a really good eater! When he left the hospital on Monday he weighed 6 lbs 5 oz. We just can't get enough of him! He is such a joy and we are so blessed to have him!!!