One moment I'll never forget: after Maya was taken up to the nursery at around 4:00am, it was my job to retrieve her and bring her back to the recovery room to be reunited with Jess. So off I went to the nursery to get Maya at around 5:00am. When I arrived, one of the staff was just entering the nursery, so they let me in. I told them I was there to pick up Maya, and they checked my bracelet to make sure it matched. They asked me a few standard questions (for example, is there any history of hearing loss in our family). Then I signed a form.
They told me that I could wheel Maya in her crib back to the recovery room. "Awesome" I said, "so when do I bring her back here?" With a laugh, the woman in the nursery said "Oh, hon -- she's all yours. You get to keep her. There are no returns allowed."
What a moment. So I stopped in the hallway and took this video (visit the blog to see the video)