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Ursa Major

I Have A New Grandson

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My son and his wife (who was due in two weeks, but it was a good guess, as she didn't have her period in between kids) went to church, even though my daughter-in-law thought she was probably in labour. It was the once-a-month pizza lunch (right, I eat when I get home), and they stayed.

Finally, my daughter-in-law tells our visiting son-in-law that she thinks that maybe they should go home and call the midwife, because the contractions were getting to where she couldn't talk when she had them!

He panicked, as he had to deliver his first child at home, because the midwifes didn't get there quickly enough, and told them to go quick.

So, finally at 1:30 PM they went home and called the midwife, who sent them to the hospital right away. My son called at 2:00, letting us know they were leaving. They had to drop 'big' sister Abby, 13 months, off at the other grandma's on the way. So, since our hospital in town (that would have been a three minute drive) closed their birthing unit, because there is no obstetrician in town any more, they had to go to the next hospital, which is a 45 minute drive away.

The baby was born at 3:00 O'Clock, meaning that they barely made it. My son said that if they'd have had a traffic jam, the baby would have come in the car (phew!).

It's a healthy boy, 8 pounds 2 ounces. They have to stay in the hospital for 48 hours. After I went to bed last night, my son called, and my husband says that bloodwork showed that my daughter-in-law has an infection that she could have passed onto the baby (he didn't remember what it was).

There is a 1 in 2000 chance of that. They gave them the choice of either going home and giving the baby antibiotics right away, or staying in the hospital for observation. They opted for staying (giving my daughter-in-law a break, too, I guess).

So, I'll be going today to see my new grandson.

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Congratulations. What are the rest of his stats.....length, any hair, name?

I have one grnad daughter and she will be five this summer. When they tried for a second child, they miscarried. They have not tried again more for fear than anything. But they do want another. Maybe someday.

But congratulations and enjoy them all, they grow up way to fast. ;)

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Congratulations. What are the rest of his stats.....length, any hair, name?

Well, I actually have no clue as to the rest of the stats. My youngest daughter answered the phone when her brother called this afternoon. We had a full house of visitors, and I didn't get a chance to talk to him.

And the second time he called when I was already in bed, and my husband answered the phone. And guys couldn't care less about those things.

I think (I am not sure about that even) that his name might be Elijah, Ely for short. But I have to confirm that when I visit, and get the details from the mother. And I will take pictures, of course.

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Congrats!!! Babies are such miracles. My 3rd son Nick and his wife Cristy are expecting their 3rd child in April. The baby is a total surprise, the other 2 kids are 9 and 8. The 2nd ultrasound seems to make them think the baby is a boy and my Nick called and says, "Mom, I wanted another girl, Colin is so much work!" Hehe, I told him that ultrasounds are not conclusive anyways, and what he really wants is a healthy baby, the sex doesn't really matter. The baby is due on Nick's birthday. They are all in Michigan and me, Long Island, New York. I have another son getting married on June 21st, so I won't get to meet the new baby until June and I can't wait!

Hug him for us!

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Ursa, Congrats on the little boy!! You will have to let us know as soon as you get more info, you know how we are around here :):)

Glad to hear everyone is healthy!

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Congratultions Ursa :D

Glad they made it to the hospital in time--that was close! I think it was a good decision to stay in the hospital for observation, especially since the hospital is 45 minutes away--better safe than sorry ;)

Hope the rest of the stay is uneventful and everyone is back home again soon. Enjoy your visit :)

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Congratulations! Your lucky your close to yours. We're expecting our 5th grand baby in June but only one is in Hawaii with us.

Have fun with the new one!

Ken

My son and his wife (who was due in two weeks, but it was a good guess, as she didn't have her period in between kids) went to church, even though my daughter-in-law thought she was probably in labour. It was the once-a-month pizza lunch (right, I eat when I get home), and they stayed.

Finally, my daughter-in-law tells our visiting son-in-law that she thinks that maybe they should go home and call the midwife, because the contractions were getting to where she couldn't talk when she had them!

He panicked, as he had to deliver his first child at home, because the midwifes didn't get there quickly enough, and told them to go quick.

So, finally at 1:30 PM they went home and called the midwife, who sent them to the hospital right away. My son called at 2:00, letting us know they were leaving. They had to drop 'big' sister Abby, 13 months, off at the other grandma's on the way. So, since our hospital in town (that would have been a three minute drive) closed their birthing unit, because there is no obstetrician in town any more, they had to go to the next hospital, which is a 45 minute drive away.

The baby was born at 3:00 O'Clock, meaning that they barely made it. My son said that if they'd have had a traffic jam, the baby would have come in the car (phew!).

It's a healthy boy, 8 pounds 2 ounces. They have to stay in the hospital for 48 hours. After I went to bed last night, my son called, and my husband says that bloodwork showed that my daughter-in-law has an infection that she could have passed onto the baby (he didn't remember what it was).

There is a 1 in 2000 chance of that. They gave them the choice of either going home and giving the baby antibiotics right away, or staying in the hospital for observation. They opted for staying (giving my daughter-in-law a break, too, I guess).

So, I'll be going today to see my new grandson.

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Well, I've talked to my son. Yes, the baby's name is Elijah, Eli for short (with an i, not a y). He has hair, John didn't know how long he is (and didn't really care). I will go in about an hour to see them.

Abby and Eli are the only two grandchildren who live close by, unfortunately. Zoey and Sophia are a 4 1/2 hour drive south-west from here, and Emily, Ethan, Meghan, Jeremy and Hanna are a 5 1/2 hour drive north-east (yes, my two oldest daughters are a ten-hour drive away from each other).

And unfortunately the other grandmother lives in town as well, and because my daughter-in-law is still way too attached to her, has basically the monopoly on those grandchildren. She sees them nearly every day, while I see them only when I specifically invite them over for a meal. They have a dog, and I can't go over all the time, because I am allergic.

I know my son has symptoms of celiac disease, but doesn't care and doesn't want to know. And little Abby is addicted to gluten, she craves and screams for her little crackers and cookies and cheeriohs, which she eats all day long. Once in a while I hint that maybe, just possibly, that little one who has always spit up (in fact, vomited, I've seen it) after every meal when smaller, might have a problem with dairy and gluten. But my son just says, "yeah, maybe you are right", but won't do a thing about it. Because his wife is adamant that there is no problem, and whatever she says goes.

Anyway, I'll change my avatar when I come back tonight, so you can all admire this new grandchild of mine :D .

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Well, we went and saw this new baby. He is the sweetest thing! With dark hair and dark eyes, going completely cross-eyed trying so hard to look at people. He is one of those babies who makes those little cute noises all the time.

He weighed 8 lb, 2 oz when born, and is 20 1/2 in long. I had a hard time leaving again, he is so adorable.

His mom is doing very well and is hardly sore at all. Big sister Abby visited today, and at first ignored her little brother completely. But eventually she climbed up and hugged and patted him. She looked quite concerned (I saw a picture) when he was crying while having a bath. Very cute.

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The new baby boy is so cute. Barely making it to the hospital reminded me of having my first girl, i got there while she was crowning and they made me hold her in until they could find an dr lol.

I cant wait to be a grandma, since i cant have any more kids, i have to dream about that day, even tho i hope i have at least 10 more yrs to be one lol.

paula

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The new baby boy is so cute. Barely making it to the hospital reminded me of having my first girl, i got there while she was crowning and they made me hold her in until they could find an dr lol.

I cant wait to be a grandma, since i cant have any more kids, i have to dream about that day, even tho i hope i have at least 10 more yrs to be one lol.

paula

Actually, that is what happened here, too, I found out today. She was ready to push long before they allowed her to, because they weren't ready! When finally they gave her the go-ahead, she pushed twice, and he was out. Such an easy birth, most people can only dream of that!

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Actually, that is what happened here, too, I found out today. She was ready to push long before they allowed her to, because they weren't ready! When finally they gave her the go-ahead, she pushed twice, and he was out. Such an easy birth, most people can only dream of that!

Im lucky our hospital is only an mile away, if not she would of been born in the car, I remember they wheeled me up to the deliery room so fast, i thought she would come out on the wheel chair. I am happy i had my last girl all by myself on the dining room floor with no labor at all lol. No wonder the drs told me no more babies lol.

So do they get to go home today or are they already home?

paula

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I wasnt going to reply, until i saw ur avatar with that little baby on another thread - so cute! Congrads!

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The baby is adorable. I'm glad everyone is doing well. You look great holding that baby. Wendy

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Wanted to say congrats! That baby's a cute one. And he was born on my birthday, so that's got to be a good sign :P .

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