Friday, February 20, 2015

We're Grandparents!

Kelly and Jon gave us a call early Sunday morning that they were headed to the hospital.  We got there about 8:30 AM and baby Brooks was delivered at 11:33 AM!!  It's hard to explain all the emotions of having our first grand baby.

We never had any inclination that this would be an other than 'ordinary' delivery.  But there were still the normal concerns about this life changing event.  We just tried to hang out in the waiting room and we got periodic updates from Jon.  Then he sent us this text:
Brooks is born!
Not sure how long it will take for him to join the ranks of the bearded ones (like his dad) so they helped him a long with a matching hat and beard combo.  

Then a few minutes later presented a picture of him clean shaven:
After a while, when things calmed down some, we went to see Kelly and Jon and hear all about it.  I noticed how good Kelly looked.  It was no easy task, but she came through having a baby with flying colors!

Brooks had a brief stay in the NICU to assess/monitor his breathing, and later the next day he joined Jon and Kelly in their room.  (He is doing great a home now.)  But back to our story --

The hospital was really great and Pam and I were very impressed.  They have so much more technology to monitor things and record stuff.  I am still amazed at the electronic records.  No more charts hanging on the door for nurses to update.

They let us in to see him pretty quickly and in no time we got to enjoy the little guy.
And we have been enjoying him for the past few days.

I was hoping to upload a few more pictures but am using Picasa 3 and it doesn't want to let me import them from my iPhone.  Anyone else have Picasa 3 issues?  Instead of waiting longer to figure all that out, here's a two more pictures that I was able to grab.

Latest photo while at the doctor office today:

And then his latest award:
He's already an over-achiever!

That's all for this edition of the Roadrunner Chronicles.  Thanks for joining us.


  1. Oh my that just brings a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes to see the wee one....

    We have number six coming in August... and I tell ya, each one is so special and unique and wonderful!

    KarenInTheWoods and Steveio
    (Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard

  2. Adorable!! You never know how much love your heart can hold until you hold a grandchild in your arms. Congratulations.

  3. Congratulations on your first grandbaby!! He's a cutie!