I just spent 5 days with one of the world's most handsome men. Dark hair, dark eyes, soft skin, a perfect nose. He's got it all. All 7 pounds and 6 ounces of him.
I'm in love with ya baby...
I've never witnessed a birth before. All the details sound pretty gory, but the result is beautiful...absolutely beautiful.
See. See what I mean? Isn't he beautiful?
Brantly Ray Beavers. My sister's first baby. My first eye-witness account of a baby being born. The first time I've ever driven 12 hours through the night.
Yep. 12. Solid. Hours.
And that was just the drive. I caught an hour nap at the hospital, but didn't get real sleep until that night. 36 hours without sleep. I love sleep. I prefer nine hours every night. And I can sleep anywhere. Especially in the car. I can't travel for longer than 30 minutes without dozing off (in the passenger seat of course).
Am I crazy? For sure.
Was it worth it? Hell yeah.
I wouldn't have done it any other way.
Did I mention I have some amazing and incredible friends? The night I left, at our weekly family supper, they put together a schedule so that I would have someone on the phone with me on the hour, every hour.
That's 11pm - 6am. They didn't miss a beat either. I really don't know how I would have made it non-stop without them. Truly blessed. Yes, I am.
Did I mention nobody in Georgia knew that I was coming?
I enjoy a good surprise. I also enjoy doing things my own way. I have a hint of stubborn in these bones. But just a hint. I didn't tell anyone because I didn't want to be argued with. Bottom line. Who likes to argue?
|Snoozing on the hospital sofa...not for long though!|
Not a soul knew. And that made walking into Caitlin's hospital room at 7AM a very pleasant surprise. My mom cried. My sister was speechless and grinning from ear to ear. I felt very loved. I am pretty sure they did too.
Back to the baby...
Oh, check out the cute dinosaur/dragon tails I made in action...so cute! And a BIG hit!
What a wonderful week it was...sigh. I can't wait to see that handsome man again. I don't think I will be able to keep myself away!