Meet Jasper: Kayla and Spencer’s Little Guy

Lookie, Lookie, there’s a new little boy in the family.  Kayla and Spencer along with the help of an awesome hospital staff, delivered this wonderful little boy into our family late Saturday night.  

Kayla had called me and told me they were going to the hospital.  She said her contraction were 4-5 minutes apart.  She had been cramping some during the day but just like that, they took off and turned serious.


By the time 10pm rolled around I got a text from Spencer that said, “Kayla got an epidural and is feeling better.  She can start to push.”

Then at 10:30 I got a text that she was going in for a C-section.  I’m no doctor and no nurse but I didn’t like the sound of that.


I was right to be alarmed.  Jasper’s heart rate would plummet with the contractions and the doctors didn’t like it so C-section it was.

In the hurry to get our little guy out the surgeon nicked Kayla’s artery near her bladder.  As a result she’s had to get a couple units of blood.  (thanks to all you who donate- you saved my girl’s life)


She is okay and all is well.  They are keeping an eye on Jasper.  He’s so little so still has to spend some time in the warmer.  Drinking a bottle isn’t his favorite yet but as I said, if he has some Kramer blood in him, he’ll learn to eat.

Kayla was sick all the way through her pregnancy….but she didn’t dwell on that for a minute.  She was very in love with little Jasper and the pitfalls of being pregnant were already melting away.

As for his name…Jasper is a name they liked.  I didn’t hear them talk about it until a day before he was born.   Jerald, his middle name, is a Pins family name.  Spencer’s dad and grandpa were both Gerald’s with a “G”…Spencer’s confirmation name was Gerald.  Spencer’s mom’s middle name is Gerrilynn….a feminine form of Gerald.  The using a “J” instead of a “G” to spell it?  That came from wondering if they might want to call him “JJ”.

Listening to the kids try to figure out a name was so comical.  No to Thomas…they didn’t want his initials to be TP…not this name because Spencer had a Pins cousin by the same name.  Not this name because Kayla had a student…not this name again and again and again because Kayla had a student.  It was fun hearing them discuss all of this and learning how little Jasper got his name.

Kalissa and I ran down and saw him yesterday.  I think I’ll try to sneak away again next weekend.

Can you believe we’ve had 3 grands in less than a year?  Oh my…and to think there are now 6 of them 4 years old and under…and we have one more on the way.  It’s really a great place to be in life.  Get togethers with the kids are going to be crazier than ever.  I can’t wait.

39 thoughts on “Meet Jasper: Kayla and Spencer’s Little Guy

  1. Lace Faerie

    Congratulations to all! What a joy and a blessing! I am so glad for the blessing of a safe delivery! My sister performed the anesthesia for many emergency c-sections and she said being part of the team in good outcomes was a source of joy for her!

    Our son and daughter-in-love gave us a very special gift on Christmas Eve, ther firstborn is due in mid-July! We will have 3 under three! Isn’t being grandmothers just the best reward in life!?!

  2. Judith Fairchild

    Congratulations on your newest grandbaby. Praying that all will be well for the Pin family. Kayla especially as she recovers from that C-section. Adorable little boy. Stay well to spoil your grands.

  3. Brenda Fiedler

    Congratulations to all of you!! Babies are such a gift!!! Stay blessed Jo !! Love and Hugs!!

  4. Kim LeMere

    Congratulations to Kayla and Spencer! how exciting for the whole family to add such a bundle of joy to the family. Welcome to Jasper Jerald Pins.

  5. Cindy F

    Congratulations!! Good to hear everyone is doing well!! The family get togethers are going to be awesome!!

  6. Marilyn Olson

    Congrats! Grandkids are the best❤. Our oldest grandson is having his 6 month cancer check up today. Praying for a great out come.

  7. Mary Ann Mettler

    Oh precious – what a special delivery. Choosing a name is such a private things and it sounds like they put good thought into it. Love the name.

  8. Peggy W.

    Congratulations! My great grandfather’s name was Jasper. It’s a name you don’t hear very often, if ever. Glad everyone is doing well.

  9. Linda in NE

    Congratulations on getting to be grandma again, Jo! And Congrats to Kayla & Spencer. Jasper is just the sweetest little bundle!

  10. Mary Jo B.

    Jasper is so tiny, but his fingers look long. I am trying to remember if I read somewhere that long fingers are a sign that he will be tall. Congrats to Kayla, Spencer and Grandma Jo. Hope everybody stays healthy.

  11. Penny Holliday

    Welcome little Jasper & congratulations to all especially Kayla, Spencer & Grandma Jo! What a precious, beautiful baby! I love his name!

  12. Cindie

    I’m so very happy for you…and thankful for God’s hand of protection. Your quiver is filling up so fast!! You are so blessed! Enjoy!

  13. Sandra Davidson

    Congratulations to you your daughter son-in-law and baby Jasper I am so happy for all of you
    Blessings from your friend in Canada, Sandra

  14. Carmen Montmarquet

    So wonderful!! Congratulations to all of you on your new bundle of joy!!! What fun it will be watching all your grandbabies growing up together!!!

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