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The day after the A-parents took Adam home from the hospital (I still had 2 days left of my recovery from c-section).. the A-mom came and visited me, without Adam.. just her. she and I got real close during my pregnancy. She handed me some pictures of the day before.. his first car ride home.. etc... Then she handed me this tiny box. Inside the tiny box was a gold charm, a gold heart charm that was cut in half down the center. On one half of the heart was the letters AD and the other half AM.. put the heart together and it was ADAM. Half was mine, half was hers. It was the most special thing ever!! That charm is so special to me. It was obviously specially made.. (the letters weren't engraved.. it was the letters that were actually in the shape of the heart.. it was custom made. It's my favorite memento.
Oh, Wow! That is special... I got tears reading that..
I have so many things... I have her first blanket, pacifier, heart monitor (just a little stick gold heart), her first shirt she wore, the outfit she wore that I bought for her, it said "my mommy loves me". She wore that when she was 2 days old.. when we met up with the A-parents. Her a-mom actually picked it out for me and wanted me to put it on her... Ummmm, let's see.... I have 3 books FULL of pictures. I have a little bitty diaper from the hospital (clean, obviously ).
Well, I should say that I "had" all of these things. On her fifth birthday, I brought all of this to NC for our visit. I showed her all of it and told her all about the day she was born and how special it was to me. I let her look at all the pictures so she could see how happy her parents were to meet her. Also, how sad I was to say good-bye. She was so happy to see it. She STILL talks about it being the "most special present ever".
I have a charm bracelet that the a-mom bought for me. I have a bracelet that reads "Katiebug" that the a-mom had handmade for me. (Katiebug is her nickname) I have a special birth mother's bracelet that she got for me. I can't wear them because my girls will tear them up, but they are put away in a safe jewelry box. Along with a ring that my husband bought for me, that is her birthstone.
One thing that I thought was kinda weird but sweet.. the a-mom sent me her cord when it fell off... at first I was freaked out. Then I saw the letter attached. It read, "This was what connected you with your daughter for 9 months. The cord may have been cut, but the love never will. It only feels right to return this to you." (not exact words, but you get the drift) That was special to me. That she realized that she was a part of me... and that the love will always be a part of me. It may seem weird to everyone else, but to me it meant alot.
I really only have the little hat she wore directly after the birth. She had to have the internal fetal monitor that is screwed into the skin of the babies head. It caused her to bleed a little so this cap has a little of her blood on it. It still makes me cry whenever I hold it. Other than that I just have picture after picture after picture of her from birth to present day and a lot of pictures she has drawn for me. I also have all of the cards her mom has sent me throughout the years with any milestones she is reaching right then.
I really wish I had more. I have asked her a-mom for a copy of her baby book or at least to see it but that has never happened.
I have all the stuff from the hospital and her mom gave me an engraved silver bracelet from James Avery that has her name and birthdate on it. I have never worn it, but it is saved away in her memory box.
Shannon Navy wife to Josh