On Wednesday the Friedman Family added to the Kramer family. Kalissa, our daughter, and her husband Craig delivered a bouncing new little boy into the world.
I maybe shouldn’t say bouncing as he so far is the most chill little baby ever. I got to go meet him on Thursday.
I was on Grandma duty and took care of Carver and Gannon, their other two boys while Kalissa and Craig bonded with their new little guy.
So what’s his name??…
Anders Allen Friedman.
Anders is my grandpa’s name. He came from Sweden in the early 1800s. There his name was Anders Iver Johnson. When he got to the United States, it was customary to Americanize names so it was changed to Andrew Iver Johnson.
His middle name is Allen. That was my husband’s middle name. It is also our son Karl’s middle name.
So…he is named after some really great strong men…and has Craig for a dad (another strong man) to raise him. He should be set.
More than anything, I am sure these two brothers of his, Carver and Gannon, will toughen him up.
I’m sure somewhere along the way he will pick up a nickname. All the kids around here have them. I asked Kalissa if she was going to call him Andy. She said we’ll just let him grow into a nickname.
You all might remember that I have a little tree with charms on it, one for each of my grandkids. Julie from Me and My Stitches makes the little charms for me.
Well, it’s time for a new charm. Kelli suggested a charm with an “X” to represent the roman numeral 10 as Anders is the 10th grandchild. I talked to Julie and she suggest one like the one with the clover on it only with an “X” in the middle instead. So we’re hunting for “X” fabric. Does anyone have any suggestions?
I sure do love this little crew of boys. They totally have my heart. I’m so thankful to be a big part of their lives.
I can’t wait to spend some time with Anders and get to know him. Kalissa said he’s not even cried….won’t take a pacifier…eats like a champ and the first night he slept for 4 hours in one big chunk.
We all have our fingers crossed that he continues to be a chill little dude.
Welcome to the Kramer family little Anders. We love you so much already!!