May I introduce you to my first Grandchild?
Lucas Michael Mowes
Born September 1, 2012 at 12:39 a.m.
5 lbs. 6 oz.
18.5 inches tall
That's my hand next to his tiny head. He is four weeks early and very small, but doing amazingly well! He did not need any respiratory help or warming beds. He took on the world on his own!
His mama, my sweet daughter Diana, has had pre-eclampsia and things began to deteriorate rather quickly in the last few days. His heart rate was dropping late last night as the doctor was ready to induce labor. Mom and baby were rushed into the surgical unit. Daddy Nick held up like a trooper!
We are all suffering from acute lack of sleep after waiting for him past midnight and waiting another few hours to meet and hold him. Thunder and lightning woke us up at 4:00 a.m. after about an hour of sleep. I spent the entire day at the hospital helping the weary new parents. They are both doing well but need a good night's sleep. I hope they let little Lucas be watched over by the nursery staff tonight. I also cannot wait to go see him again the morning!
In other news:
Richard had his wisdom teeth removed Friday morning early. He was born with only the 2 upper ones so it has been an easy recovery for him. Dee watched over him today while I was at the hospital. He also scalded, peeled, and juiced a mountain of his garden tomatoes for me to bottle later. For now they live in the freezer in the form of tomato sauce! He is amazing and I love him so much!
Hey! We are grandparents!!
and Gramma, GramMari, or just Gram for short!
God, our Father in Heaven heard many, many prayers last night and blessed this family greatly!
Life will never be the same!