After many long months, we can finally say we are officially grandparents! Finally, Mr. Gavin Edward Stafford is here.
- Born: August 4, 2017
- Time: 15:21
- Weight: 7 lbs 12 oz
- Length: 20.5 inches
So, let me recap real quick like. Yeah, okay, we waited 9 long months. But, the closer this day got, the longer the days seemed to be and the longer the minutes and seconds seemed to tick by.
Our daughter-in-law was admitted the night before with the expectation that they would begin inducing delivery the following morning. About an hour before the scheduled time, her water broke and she began dilating roughly 1 cm an hour. Once she got around a 6… she was at a 10 and ready to begin pushing within an hour or so.
We walked into the room with seconds to spare to say we made it and to wish them good luck before the doctors and nurses shut us out. Now, it became the dreaded waiting game.
It seemed like time stood still. We kept checking the clock, only to find out it had just been a few minutes since our last time check. When we made it to the end of the first hour of waiting, we realized that this might just take a while. So, we kicked back and tried to relax the best we could.
Three hours later. YES! THREE. HOURS. LATER.
We finally got a text message from our son saying he was here and they were getting things cleaned up so we could come in.
Let me just say this: The anticipation. The excitement. The stress. The anxiety. The, all the other myriad of emotions running through our minds… when our son emerged from the corner to greet us, was one of the most amazing feelings we will never forget.
It’s a pivotal moment in a person when they finally start to put all the puzzle pieces together from their life and realize and understand things from a whole new perspective.
I remember at one point saying enough was enough and to take us to introduce us to his son, our grandson.
The moment we got to lay eyes on Gavin for the first time was truly a gift from God! God opened the heavens for a split second and allowed us a quick glimpse. And, all we can say? WOW! Just, Amazing!
I remember the first time I got to lay eyes on our son, Daniel. It broke me. I was in awe! And, when you get to set that feeling in your own child, it will have the same effect. Being able to hold your little one for the first time. Watching your child hold their child for the first time. Truly an amazing experience we’ll NEVER forget.
It is just so damn cool to be a small part of an in God’s creation. I know understand more fully the scripture that says we are all made in the image of God.
Wow. Just… WOW!