Thursday, September 27, 2007

Grant Steven... born today!!!

Greetings Loyal Readers! This is the "Dad of 'Em" filling in for the "Mom of 'Em", just for today...


Yes, at 7:30am today (Thurs, Sept 27, 2007), Grant Steven was born! He was 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and 20 1/2 inches long. Both mom and son are doing great! Mom spent most of the day fighting nausea, and son spent most of the day sleeping, but Dad spent most of the day beaming over both of them!


Also doing fabulously are Big Sis, and Bigger Sis! Both girls are thrilled and simply cannot get enough of their new little brother! Bailey started out the day with Mom & Dad at 4:00am, and still got in a couple of hours of school! Lauren squealed "My Baby!!!" and "Baby Gwaaannntt!!" Grant slept... Good boy!

I've been asked to post a few pictures, so here you go!

(Note to readers: there are no pictures of my wife being posted at this time... not my idea, ok? yeah, you get it, and if you don't, well... meh... *smile*)












Now, I've got an opportunity that I cannot pass up...

My wife... truly amazing, beautiful, strong, smart, loving... amazing! (did I already say that?) I have no words sufficient to express my love for her, and what she has done for me and our family for the past nine months. Today was the end and only the beginning, but most of all it was an incredible day of sacrifice made by the woman I love completely. Never, ever doubt that, loyal readers... never...

And lest we forget the Truth here... Our entire family gives thanks and praise to our God Almighty for His great work, unbounded blessing, and grace beyond all measure! The gift He's given us today is undeserved and beyond all our dreams. We promise to do our best to be the parents that He desires us to be, and when we fail, we will rest in His arms and let Him do what we cannot. Praise God! Amen!

(ok, I'm hitting the 20 hours awake mark... which for some new parents would be a pittance, but as you've all read here before, I'm an old geezer and I gotta go try and sleep a while...)

Thanks for the indulgence!

--the Dad of 'Em

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What a cute little boy!!

Janet said...

Congratulations to your whole family! Beautiful photos, and beautiful sentiments from an obviously proud and loving Dad and husband. Wishing Mom a speedy recovery, and wishing li'l Grant a long and happy journey through this world. ~ Janet

Anonymous said...

Great job to all!! What great pictures, thanks for sharing!

CarolH

nancy said...

congratulations Jodi and Mark!!! So happy you're all ok. hope to see you all soon, nancy/bill

Anonymous said...

Jody & Mark,
WOW! What a beautiful baby - CONGRATS! Love the name too ... much better than whatever I came up with.

Little Lauren has grown SO MUCH! Bailey too - is she driving yet?? Such lovely children for such lovely parents!

All the best, Jacquie

P.S. Who won the pool?? ;)

Anonymous said...

So awesome! Can't wait to meet the newest Whitsitt!

Val

p.s. I have an idea for a nickname...