Monday, November 2, 2009

I'm a New Granny!!!






If this is what Heaven is like ... I want to go there!

My daughter Laurel went to the hospital last night in preparation for being induced this morning around 8:00 a.m. Lo and behold I got a phone call at 6:00 a.m. this morning saying that she was at a '5' and I could come to the hospital. I fussed around and got ready, thinking I would have hours before Liam Scott King entered this world. An hour later I got another call saying that she was ready to push and the Dr. was on her way. I flew to the hospital, watching for cops in my rear view mirror, found a convenient parking spot and rushed into the lobby, breathlessly asking for Labor and Delivery. The elevator whisked me up to the 4th floor and I entered Labor and Delivery. They told me which room the Kings were in and I entered to find my beautiful, darling girl sitting up in bed smiling at me. I said, "I'm too late, aren't I?" She grinned and said, "Nope ... the Dr. hasn't arrived yet!" I broke down and cried! I felt like such a loser mother driving to the hospital thinking that I missed the birth of another grandson. I've witnessed the births of all of my grandbabies, except one, Angie's youngest. He came into the world too fast and I couldn't drive fast enough to make it in time. But today was wonderful. Everything worked out in my favor. After the Dr. arrived Laurel gave a few pushes and Liam entered the world quietly. The nurse had to gently rub his back to get his little lungs working. Soon we heard that familiar little squawk above the sobs of his mother. What a wonderful experience. I should have been a Labor and Delivery nurse. I would have loved that job!!!

Liam weighed in at 7# 12 oz., 21 1/2" long. He has black curly hair and is as cute as a bug. Mom is doing wonderful and baby was taking to nursing when I left.

I'll post some pics of our family Halloween party later!

16 comments:

Sylvia said...

Congrats! That's so exciting. We were almost going to name our son Liam, but it's way too popular. He's adorable.

Lindsey said...

Yay! I've been anxiously waiting! He's darling!

Judy said...

Congrtatulations! Please send our love to Laurel and family. It is fun to pictures from home. Love, Sister Mayfield

Mrs.Lumpy said...

Congratulations!!!! It is so cool that you can witness their births like that. I am glad all went well and everyone is doing ok.
Spoil him in a bad way....that is the right of us grandma's...tee hee.
....Sharon

bcyhand said...

how wonderful! love to you all!!!

Deb

The Peton's said...

Wow, he looks blue! He's a cutie and looks a lot like big sister!

Carrie said...

Great update! I'm so happy for Laurel and Brian!!! Tell them the Sweet family loves them!!

Margo said...

You look so pretty!
The weight loss surgery has been great for you!

Phyllis said...

Congratulations to all!!!! So glad you didn't get a ticket on the way to the hospital!!!!!

Julie Davison said...

Congratulations on your new grandson! (You look FABULOUS, by the way!!)

Stampin' With Angie said...

Congratulations to everyone!!

I had to laugh at you arriving before the doctor! When my sister-in-law was pregnant with my niece (9 years ago!), my brother called to let us know they were headed to the hospital and I should head that way. They live closer to the hospital than I do.....I beat them to the hospital!! LOL! Needless to say, the nurses thought I had lost my mind & I'm sure they were about to call the psych nurses when my brother & sister-in-law came through the doors!

Connie said...

Congrats!! That first picture had me a little worried . . . he looks great though and so does his Granny!!
love ya!

Terry Molineux said...

Linda....Congratulations. Oh how I long for that day. I love babies (especially the ones that go home with their mothers ~ only kidding! He is adorable and what a gift for you to witness it.

Send my congrats to Mom and Dad too!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

oh boy your face is just beaming, bright at this new little one! Congrats and congrats to Laurel too

stampersim said...

Congratulations Linda. How wonderful!! What a great day to be born ... November 2 is my b' day too !!! hehehe. Liam is adorable .... and a cute name, too :-)

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Awww...he's absolutely gorgeous!!! Congratulations x
I have one of those on order and he should be coming along in March! lol I have four girls so a Grandson will be a lovely blessing x