The waiting is over! Christopher arrived at 4:56 a.m. Saturday after 30+ hours of labor. Mom was pretty tired, but so excited to finally hold their little bundle of joy. He weighed 7 lbs. 13 ounces, is 21 1/4 inches and has a little hair--unlike his cousins or his mom, uncle and grandparents when they were born. Hair must come from his dad's side of the family.
We are being doting and dutiful grandparents. Tom and I both have had lots of snuggling time with Christopher. It's fun to hold him and just soak in all his little newborn features. They change so quickly from newborn stage to the next. Other than snuggling, we are doing whatever seems to help the most--take care of dogs, get meals on the table, keep the dishes washed--all those things that seem so usual before there is a baby in the house. I think most new mothers are surprised at the amount of time a newborn takes and at how tired they are when they come home. So we're here for a few days to fill in the gaps and it's such a joy.
This is a perfect week for us to be here. There were only two appointments that needed to be rearranged for Tom and I am at the half way point between treatments which means my energy level is at its best. Along with our prayers for Marty and Christopher throughout her pregnancy, we prayed that it would be possible for us to be here. Your prayers and ours for safe delivery, a healthy baby and for our presence at this special time have been answered.