Monday at the hospital I woke up in the hospitality room that I’ve been staying in. It was 5:50am. I got up and went to the bathroom and tried to fall back to sleep. No luck. I got my phone and started scrolling through. There was a message from Kalissa.
She had planned on doing childcare. She said she didn’t sleep good and I messaged back that she could sit as much as she could at childcare..the kids could do more free play than usual for the day.
We are in the aftermath of the 2019 BLIZZARD so Craig was going to get up and start shoveling out the 4′ snow drifted driveway. Then they were going to go to my house for a day of childcare.
About five minutes after that conversation Kalissa called me and said her water broke. UM..now what?
After some scrambling by me and Hubby in Lacrosse and Craig and Kalissa in Waucoma, they were on their way to the hospital.
I called my cleaner gal, Kelli and her daughter Sofie. They were willing to come and do childcare. They couldn’t get out of their driveway so they said they would walk over. We were in a windchill advisory so I said no..she said yes. UGH. She won. They were walking to my house and Gary, another guy we know, picked them up and gave them a ride to our house so they could do childcare.
Then we needed to get Kalissa’s driveway cleaned out. Kramer has the phone number of the guy who does that for us so I called Kramer and Kramer called Wally, the guy in town that does that. He headed to her house and got her driveway cleaned out.
Kalissa called emergency management and told them her water broke and ask the status of the road that runs through our town. They said a snowplow was in the area and they would relay the message to the snow plow driver.
From there….Craig and Kalissa got Carver and dogs into the truck, which was actually quite a feat as the truck doors were frozen shut. AHHH. Kalissa said they all had to get loaded and into the truck by crawling through only one door.
Our daughter, Kelli, was working at the hospital the day before and couldn’t get home so she stayed overnight at the hospital. She had a doctor’s appointment and was staying in town long enough to go to the appointment. Then she’s coming to my house as there is no way she’ll be able to make it to her house.
So….we all waited to hear from Kalissa. We already knew it was a going to be C-section so we didn’t expect to have to wait for long time…..
Then Kalissa called and asked that I send out this message.
“Kalissa report Baby boy 8lbs 12oz 22″ Born at 10:53 Breast feeding like a champ Lots of dark curly hair His blood sugar is a little low but ok Nameless”
Then I got this picture….
Oh my word…after the week we’ve been through….Something WONDERFUL. Something to rejoice. Something AMAZING. It’s just what we needed.
Lots more pictures came….
About that time we heard from the doctor that Kramer was free to go home. YAHOO!!!
Well the hospital that Kalissa had the C-section at is in the town that’s on our way home. I asked the doctor if we could stop. He said yes but quick and have Kramer use a wheel chair if it was far to walk.
Perfect….and here we are. Oh happy day!!!!
Kramer was on too much pain pills to hold grand-baby #4. But he did give a smile. Oh my. I needed some happy news!!
When we got home I had to do a little shoveling. The neighbors were so great. Our sidewalk was clear and the driveway was clear but the one foot or so in front of the garage needed attention. That was okay. I needed to do something “normal” so shoveling I went. Kelli was at our house watching Carver and he wanted to go out so she bundled him up and out he came.
I missed this guy…LOTS.
Back in the house Kalissa sent more pictures….good ones with Gannon’s eyes open. Aw…precious.
Then she sent this one….
Carver looked at it, laughed and then mocked him making the same scrunched up lips. Then he made the picture on my phone larger and focused on the blue blanket. Then he said, “My bit (what he calls a blanket)”.
Yep he’s got the big brother roll down perfect…making fun of his little brother and wanting to take his stuff. I see a wonderful brotherly love relationship happening already.
For the curious….The doctors were all wrong. He wasn’t over 10 pounds. He was a happy 8 lbs 12 oz. She likely could have had him vaginally but it’s all okay. In the end we don’t care. He’s here and that’s all that matters.
Carver is hanging with Kramer and me for the next couple days. I think she’ll be home on Thursday at the earliest.
What can I say….there’s always something happening here!!