“Her first doctor’s appointment was May 12,” continues Amy. “I waited by the phone all day. Her sister-in-law finally called at 2 p.m. to say the baby looked healthy . . . and that the birth mother was 5 centimeters dilated! We loaded up the car and began the two-hour drive to get there. First, we had to go to an attorney because we didn’t have any legal paperwork. While at the office, I got a text message that her water had broken.
“We were at the hospital between 5:30 and 6 p.m.,” continues Amy. “We had barely settled in to watch the birth by monitor when a nurse rolled [the baby] in, and said, ‘She’s a girl!’”
Carrly Megan Dill was born at 7:29 p.m., on May 12, 2009, weighing 9 pounds, 4 ounces. She was home two days later, sleeping in the crib that her daddy had slept in as a baby, that had been in his family for generations.
“We had not told many people, so the day after Carrly was born, Nick sent an e-mail to a few people at work,” says Amy. “His inbox was flooded with support. Once we made it home, coworkers were waiting with gifts.”
Robins & Morton, the family-owned and operated construction business where Nick has worked since he was 22, offered up to $10,000 in adoption assistance as part of its generous fertility and adoption benefits.
“This is something that not many companies provide for their employees, and we feel so appreciative,” says Amy. “Robins & Morton was right there to help us achieve our dream however we could. They did not only support us monetarily, but emotionally. Our daughter is loved by everyone at the company. Whenever she visits, she’s passed around like a little celebrity.”
A version of this story was originally published in the Summer 2010 issue of Conceive.
Robins & Morton: Amy and Nicholas Dill|
Jun 01, 2010
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