Thank you all for your well wishes!
What a roller coaster ride of highs this past week has been.
We were getting daily updates from our daughter last week and all of the sudden it was pack a bag and hit the road.
It is a 5 hour trip and Mark figured he could do it in three.
The word was they would have the baby Friday if she did not come on Thursday, I was feeling it was time to be there and plus when your daughter says come you drop everything and you come.
We had just stopped for some lunch when my cell rang.
It did not take long for me to realize Anna was in labor, at work and with no car.
It was time to call in her backup and put a plan in place.
The second call said they were on their way to the hospital.
We were about 45 minutes out.
Well to make a long story short.
She still came on Friday, not Thursday, at 3:27 am.
It has been a long time since I have pulled an all nighter, but there was no way I was going anywhere and miss this birthday party.
I hung in there and the rewards were great.
To say we are smitten, amazed, awed and totally in love barely touches how we feel.
After a few days of baby holding and helping out we came home today.
It was hard to leave, but it was also easy to see that these two people, my daughter and her husband, will be great parents.
There is a whole lot of love going down in the household.
So we are pulling ourselves back to planet earth and loading the kiln tomorrow.
Life as usual, unless, duty calls and then we will be back on the road to do a bit more baby holding.
Don't you just want to kiss those cheeks?!
Okay, I'll stop!