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