Two Saturdays ago I drove back home and last Saturday I turned around and returned to Calgary since my daughter was going to be induced on Sunday and Grandma was needed to look after grandson one.
I've known for a while that the baby was a boy but I didn't know his name although Daimon - his big brother - did. Whenever I suggested he tell Grandma the name, he'd say "NO" with all the force and enthusiasm a two year old is able to say no with. Hmm....
Keith Daniel was born weighing 7 pounds 13 ounces in the very early hours of Monday morning just missing sharing a birth date with his Uncle Aryck. He is - of course - adorable which makes my grandsons adorable times two.
I feel quite honored to share these first weeks with my daughter and her family. I'm making sure to give them family time just the four of them especially for that first moment when Keith got to meet his big brother. He had a gift for him - a drill and a hammer and other tools - and now Daimon is totally thrilled with this exceptional baby who knew exactly what he wanted although...
... there has been a bit of adjusting to the new reality of having a baby brother. Baby in theory is definitely different than baby in reality. My daughter and son-in-law are doing a great job of giving both boys the attention they need and I am - LOL- totally happy to hold the baby when help is needed.
Today, my son-in-law is at work, Daimon is at day home playing with his friends, my daughter and Keith are home having quiet bonding time, and I'm at Starbucks writing this post and journal writing.
The sun is a beautiful red ball in the sky because of all the smoke in the air that's blowing this way from the fires in Washington. Howard said that at home in Kamloops he can barely see across the road with all the smoke that has settled in the valley. He's flying to Calgary on the 5th for some meet the new grandson snuggly moments and then driving home with me on the 6th.
By then, my help will no longer be needed and the family of four will be functioning quite well on their own. Good thing because I'll definitely need those few days to get it all together before we get possession of our new house the next weekend. This has certainly been a busy year, full of delightful events, and even so I'm looking forward to a quiet fall and winter. YES YES.
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - a healthy baby