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Our daughter was expecting a little boy in mid-October.  Well, he apparently decided he didn't want to be a fall baby and made his unexpected appearance July 25th at 27 wks, 5 days.  

I received a call at 2 a.m. Friday (July 23rd) from DD saying her water broke and she needed me to come stay with Son #1.  I left immediately to make the 3 hour journey.  In the meantime, a neighbor came to stay with him until I arrived.  DD and DSIL headed to the ER shortly after calling me, where they flew her to a Denver hospital specializing in pre-term labor and NICU care.  They were hoping to keep him where he belonged until at least 32 weeks before he changed all the plans and made his appearance on Monday.  

He weighed 2 lb. 5 oz. and was 14 1/2" long.  Baby is doing well so far.  Momma is taking it all in stride and coping well.  It is hard for her to be away from her toddler, but she doesn't want to leave the newest one alone for very long either.  

Big brother has been a visitor here at Grandma & Grandpa's for the past 2 weeks.  That has been going very well, and we're enjoying our time with him.  We took him back home last weekend so he could spend some time with Mom and Dad.  We have gotten to see the teeny one and he's a sweet, little guy.

We've seen the Lord's hand working in big and small ways in all of this, and we give Him all the glory.  If you feel led, your prayers would be appreciated for them.  

My dad, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January, is still doing remarkably well.  He's helping the men work cattle this morning, and he was on a tractor raking hay earlier in the week.  He has chosen to forego chemo, so although he's lost quite a bit of weight and muscle mass, he feels well and is still living life well.  We're thankful for each day with him as well.   

That's the update.  I have plans for a new little cuddle quilt and fabric coming in the mail for it.  Still haven't accomplished much on the quilting front. 

PS:  A friend saw this picture and thought there should be a batman logo stitched on his little eye mask.  :D  

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Comment by Katherine V. on August 23, 2016 at 10:07am

PQ, I've been a bit out of touch in August and missed this post.  What a sweet little boy.  My prayers are with you and your family.  I'm glad to hear he's starting to gain. 

Comment by Sue S. / OR on August 9, 2016 at 11:14am
What a precious little boy. My prayers are with all the family. Such good news about your dad. I was on complete bed rest with my second son and my oldest son (age 2 at the time) stayed with my mom 40 miles away. I understand your daughter's feelings of being torn between her 2 sons! She's lucky to have you!
Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on August 8, 2016 at 8:14pm

Prayers for your entire family, PQ.  Ian is indeed a special little guy;  I'm sure God has big plans for him.  Glad your dad is doing so well.  May he continue to enjoy each day with all of you.

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on August 8, 2016 at 6:23pm

That's a good suggestion, Barbara.  DD is having a hard time wrapping her mind around her October baby actually being a July baby!  

Comment by Barbara Graham on August 8, 2016 at 4:48pm

What my friend also said--"sometimes people say she seems young for her age--it's true--she wasn't due yet". So they celebrate her "birth day" and her "expected day" because she never fits the guidelines in the baby books, and they can measure her progress two ways. (plus, extra parties for all)

Comment by Joanna liguz on August 8, 2016 at 12:40pm

We will pray for your grandson,,,Oh he is so little,,! Congratulations! God certainly has big plans for this little boy...You watch,,things will go really well for him...

What a beautiful name! You must be so blessed.!

Comment by Rebecca Sundberg on August 7, 2016 at 7:15pm

Sending positive thoughts to wee Ian and your dad. 

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on August 7, 2016 at 1:36pm

Congratulations to all on the birth (albeit early) of a second darling grandson, PQ!  I'm a little late to the party since I have been offline for several days, but glad to hear he is progressing well.  I think "Ian" is a charming, strong name for him.  He'll make it!  

Comment by J.S. on August 7, 2016 at 12:55pm
They chose a good name for him.
Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on August 7, 2016 at 12:52pm

His name is Ian (pronounced "ee-un") Todd.

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