I got a phone call last night in the middle of the night. It was a best phone call I’ve ever gotten in the middle of the night. Carver John had arrived.
A short time later I got this photo.
It melted my heart….He was here!! It was a long wait and already I knew he’d be worth the wait.
We had talked before his birth about who was and wasn’t going to be at the hospital for the birth. As much as I would have liked to be there, I told her that I think it’s best if it was just her and Craig. I remember so clearly the bond Roger and I had because it was just us. I wanted her and Craig to have that too….
Here he is….
..and here he is with Mom and Dad.
We had the worst time trying to get a picture. He kept putting his hand in front of his face.
Don’t you love his little fireman outfit. Craig’s a fireman and both Craig and Kalissa are first responders. The little guy is getting immersed in their spirit of community service already.
Kalissa said that Craig was awesome the whole time.
Oh and look…there’s grandpa with the baby….
Even I got a chance to hold him. I have a feeling a lot of this might be happening.
All is well.
As a mom I know that moms and babies both don’t always make it through child birth. All of my prayers have gone into their little family and I am beyond happy that the prayers were all answered.
For those of you who like the whole story…Kalissa and Craig went to the hospital yesterday to be induced. She didn’t want anyone to know in case it didn’t work. Things were slow going. Then about 9pm or so her water broke. Carver was born at 1:06am. The beginning was slow but ending of labor pretty fast.
The little guy weighs in at 8 pounds 6 ounces.
You might notice in some of the pictures of Kalissa in the hospital bed that she took her quilt that I made her with….Today I brought Carver his matching one.
I made this quilt back in November of 2011. I made it for our first grandchild as part of the Crumb Along that I hosted…at the time Kalissa was still in high school. She was only a sophomore in high school. I never dreamed she’d be the first of our kids to have a baby…but she was…
Already, while visiting at the hospital I could see that the fun part isn’t only to watch Carver grow, but to watch Kalissa and Craig to grow as parents too.
Our whole family super happy. I can’t say that enough…
and for those of you wondering about my foot and my cast removal…I’ll tell you about that in the morning.