Thursday, August 01, 2013
This has been another busy, topsy-turvy
Our grandson-to-be has been put on
notice. The latest ultra-sound has shown
that Jackson’s shoulders already rival “the spread” of his dad’s and paternal
grandfather’s. Plus, as of this
writing-he’s close to 9 pounds.
That’s quite a “far cry” from his
father-who was born 6-1/2 weeks early and 6 pounds 1 ounce. Now my mind is a
tad bit fuzzy after over 29+ years, but I’m pretty certain that Adam didn’t hit
that weight mark until he was past 3 months.
The expectant couple was told that either
Jackson makes his debut into the outer world by Monday, August 5th
all on his own power or Mother and Child will be induced on that date at any
time after midnight.
Why midnight? Why Monday?
Simple as it being the beginning of week 39 and when the first bed opens
up in the maternity ward.
Per the legalities, they will not induce (unless
there is a serious medical reason) until moms hit that all important “lucky”
mark in their pregnancy.
So our son, who has wanted to be a dad
since he was a toddler himself is not sleeping and is as nervous as the
proverbial cat. Every look has him
nagging at his bride as to whether or not “this is it”.
Mom on the other hand is sleeping like a
rock. One look though and as a mom I see
where my inherited daughter is ready to meet her roommate. And meet him NOW!
As our we all. Cousins are telling him to come out. Aunts are anxious; uncles are a bit less interested
on the actual arrival time but are waiting for the happy news as well.
Steve and I have been in the waiting room
once, the delivery room once and now we’ll be hopefully sitting together again
waiting at Banner Hospital for the news of our latest new arrival to the Nadel
I’m saying hopefully together due to work
schedules. Darn if something isn’t
always getting in the way of being at the right place at the right time for the
best of events.
That being said-may I ask all of you to
say a few Thoughts and Prayers for Adam, Sam and Jackson?
One last thought-it will be a precious
moment when the three see each other as a family for the first time and as we
all know, they need to take a deep breath and enjoy it for all its worth. For before you know it-those new parents will
be welcoming their own grandchildren.
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