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.