We found out we were matched on Tuesday, July19th.
We met Isaac's birth parents that Friday, July 22nd.
He was due August 9th, but at her appointment the Thursday after we met them, her amniotic fluid was low, and so they sent her to labor and delivery for induction.
We cleaned the house, packed our bags, and headed to Louisville about midnight. We drove all night, and got there about 8am Friday morning. She still had not had him, but continued to labor, so we checked into our hotel, slept a little bit, grabbed lunch, and waited.
About 6:00pm , they decided to do a c-section, because she only progressed to 4cm.
I was running (jogging/walking/whatever you call it trying to train for a 5k) at the gym at the hotel, so I ran upstairs, told Travis, and jumped in the shower. We arrived at the hospital right after he was born, and was able to hold him quickly in the hallway before they took him to the nursery.
He was in the nursery for about an hour before we could go in and see him, and even then, he had to stay under the heat lamps for about another hour. Once we finally did get to hold him, they let us go to the 'family room' (also used for nursing) attached to the nursery, and we stayed with him until about 3am. We were able to do all his feedings, talk, sing, pray, cry, and simply be amazed where we were.