This was the message letting us all know where to meet. We were to show up at eleven o’clock if we wanted to visit Adam and Laura
for the last time as a family of two.
After about an hour an a half, Adam got the go ahead
to put on his birthday suit. Then we watched as they went down the hall
and around the corner for the C. section.
This is the fourth grandchild for Joel and me, but for
Karen and Rusty, it’s the first…
unless you count Noodles. Therefore, Karen and I agreed on a ‘baby holding order’.
It wasn’t too long before
they came back down the hall with our new grandson hidden under a blanket.
We waited for what seemed like forever before they let us in for the reveal. And then, according the pre-arranged ‘holding order’,
Laura handed the newest little family member off to Karen, who handed him off to
her mother, who handed him off
Then, everybody else figured out their turn.
When we were first told about him
he looked like this. But yesterday, 9 pound 1 ounce Paton James Jaques
looked like this. You’ve come a long way baby!