Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A baby changes everything

Well, the blessed day has arrived.

At 5:30 p.m. yesterday, July 3, 2017, I became a grandfather to a baby boy who weighed 7 lbs, 1 oz. And yes, he is beautiful, remarkable, amazing, above average and all those things.

But his mother (Daughter) hit it out of the park.

She labored for about 7 hours. At 5:10 yesterday afternoon, SIL came and told us things were getting very close. Less than an hour later, when he reappeared, I was expecting another update.

There was an update, all right. The new little life had entered the world about 20 minutes after the last report and all was well. Apparently Daughter pushed a couple or three times and there he was.

Wife and I got to go in and see her with our new grandson about 7 p.m. and I say this with all humility and lack of prejudice -- my daughter never looked so beautiful. And that little boy  . . . well, see the above adjectives.

More to come. And there will be pictures.

Today I'm a grandfather and I have a new name. Call me GrandBob.


Ed said...


Kelly said...

GrandBob. I love that! I'm so happy for all of you!

sage said...


Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

Congratulations GrandBob! Enjoy your new little one. From what I hear, being a grandparent is a lot of fun. :)

Debby said...

I love this. And following up on Pumpkin's comment, yes. Being a grandparent is great fun.

Andrew said...

Congrats GrandBob!