Natalee was doing better, eating a good amount of formula, the adoption papers were signed, and she was in excellent hands with her nurse Lori. I was in need of some serious sleep. I was not thinking clearly so I went to Grandma and Papa's house for some much needed sleep. I slept for about 4 hours, eat food for the first time in 24 hours. I wanted to say goodnight to Natalee so Dad drove me to the hospital He did this so I couldn't stay at the hospital all night like the previous night.
Papa was the first person besides myself and the hospital staff to hold Natalee.