Saturday, May 30, 2015

boy, oh, boy: welcome, Peter!

The text came from Jill late Wednesday afternoon:
"I think this baby is coming soon-ish!"
Indeed he did, a week before the due date!
I scurried around to finish packing and left the next morning
after a 2:30 a.m. message: "headed to the hospital!"
It was just two hours into my trip that Peter Norman Haller
came into the world at a healthy 7 lbs 15 ounces, 21" long.
Peter is a beautiful, blessed sixth grandchild for us!
Big sister Lily, 3, was so sweet and tender with Peter.
She asked lots of questions and was so
very gentle and nurturing with him!
So precious to witness.
Ethan, 21 months, was much less interested in Peter, as
would be expected. He's a typical toddler boy,
needing lots of space to zoom around and
make himself loudly known!
But it's fun to think how these brothers
will be great buddies.
Jill came home 24 hours after giving birth, looking fantastic
and in great spirits!
We're ordering her to take it easy and nap when she can.
Maybe it's a perspective gained through the years since
I had babies ... but seeing little grandchildren brought into the world,
to loving parents, is a holy privilege.
Meanwhile, in Charlotte ... Jenny is showing all signs of going into labor.
(Actually, she texted us that things were happening while
Jill was on HER way home from the hospital yesterday!)
G-6 and G-7 within two days!?
I'm not making this stuff up, folks! 



kathy b said...

How Blessed you are! Love the red hair. Love the angelic faces of all those children!

Bonnie & Bob said...

Congratulations! What a special time in life it is to welcome grandchildren into the world. Love and congratulations to all.