Tuesday, September 25, 2007

She's Here, she's finally here! Josephine Lauren arrived at 1:53 am. Sept. 25 2007. Almost 2 weeks overdue according to Doctors calculations. Right on time according to Josephine. She weighed 8lbs 10 1/2 oz. I got a call to go look after Abby just before 1:00 am. I hurried over and my son and daughter inlaw left for the hospital. From the time they arrived at the hospital, got registered and in a room there was only 13 minutes to spare. Jen was fully dialated and ready to push. I was just getting myself settled in for the night when the phone rang a few minutes past 2:00 am. It was Jordan saying "mom she is here". I thought I was dreaming. I said "but you just left here"! Talk about cutting it close. If they had waited any longer to call me, Jordan would have had to be the doctor and deliver his daughter at home or in the car. Whew! All is well. Mom and baby are doing fine. I am now a grandma to 2 beautiful girls. I'm so happy and proud. I got to go to the hospital this afternoon to see her and hold her. She is adorable. Lots of dark hair like her sister had. Jen gets to come home from the hospital in the morning already. Gone are the days when we had to stay for a week straight( when my kids were born). I'm tired tonight as I did not sleep much. That's okay. I had more sleep than my son and daughter inlaw got. I can catch up easy. Not so easy for parents of a new born. I'm so happy that I got to go look after Abby during this time. It was so lovely spending time with her. She is going to make a very wonderful big sister.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

The Bathtub Test It doesn't hurt to take a hard look at yourself from time to time, and this should help get you started. During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director what the criterion was which defined whether or not a patient should be institutionalized. "Well," said the Director, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the bathtub." "Oh, I understand," said the visitor. "A normal person would use the bucket because it's bigger than the spoon or the teacup." "No." said the Director, "A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window" DID YOU PASS, OR DO YOU WANT THE BED NEXT TO MINE?

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Well my new baby granddaughter is due any time now. Her actual due date is not til the 13th of Sept. but she could arrive any time. I am so excited to meet her. My other grand baby Abby is also looking forward to meeting her new sister. Her mommy and daddy are too. I have been asked to be the middle of the night call to come look after Abby if Jen should go into labour. I said (without hesitation) of course! So I will be waiting by my phone expectantly. I may be sleeping but I will still have one ear to the phone. Can't wait.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Girls night out. It was a very nice time. 6 of us met at my sisters house tonight for a girls movie night. We watched "Dream Girls" A total chick flick. My sister has three boys and (since they were away for the weekend ) it was nice to watch no boys allowed. In attendance was Carla who is the wife of our youth pastor, and mommy of little one year old Memphis. Sarah, wife of our senior pastor and mommy to 10 month old Joshua. Pam and great friend and mommy to 2 teenage children. Tiffany, wife of Brian, and wonderful daughter to Moi. Sister Peggy, mommy to 3 teenage boys and wife of Ken.( great brother in law) and then me. Invited was my sweet daughter in law( who is due to give birth soon). She declined, understandably. Maybe next time she will be able to join us.We had snacks of nachos and diet coke, and enjoyed a great movie. It was decided that we need to do this more often. Not just when sisters boys are away. We need to make this a tradition. It was a very much needed event. After the movie we just stayed around and visited. I think we will make this a common tradition. It's so good to get together.