Thursday, June 4, 2009

Oh what a week.......

Tuesday... 5/26/09 - I received an early morning call from my sister - the lord had finally opened up the gates to take in my Mom. She fought so long and so hard to spend as much time with us as possible. I will miss her with all of my being - she was my everything. It is difficult knowing that she will never meet BBR but I know in my heart of hearts that she will be watching and protecting us from above....always. Rest now Mother - I love you.

Friday 5/29/09 - Paul and I headed out to the boat for the weekend. It was a chance for us to relax and reflect. We did a little fishing but it was cut short due to a wicked storm that blew through.

Saturday 5/30/09 - We did a little fishing in the morning with Faron and Junebug. The fish were just not being very cooperative so we came in early afternoon. It was a good time to kick back and relax. I think at this moment, I was sitting on the boat knitting under the cover away from the sun.

During Friday's storm, the wind blew open our dockbox so we decided now was as good a time as any to clean it out and get it re-orgainzed for the season. Doesn't she look pretty?

Here I am checking things out.

Paul continues the post.....

Hello all!

Well, what a story for this little guy joining our family!On May 30th Nancy and I were out on our boat for the weekend and relaxing. We had gotten a little fishing in on Saturday morning with Faron and Faron Jr. Good time but no fish...Faron did bring some fish from home so he fired up the fryer and made somebeer bites and spicy fries that were awesome!
So Nancy and I were off to bed around 11PM... Nancy got up at midnight and told me that she thinks her water had broke!?!? I told her to go back to bed but that was not happening...(Yes, we were spending the night on theboat, at least we were at the marina.)
I quickly threw a bunch of stuff from the boat in the SUV and put the canvas on the boat locking things up. On the road we go! Nancy told me we had to go home first... we needed to take showers because she didn't want us walking in to the hospital in t-shirts, flip flops and sun block with bug spray on us! As we left she was having contractions about every 5 min.... I told her we could pull off there in Annapolis... "No" going to our place....we can't have this baby in Maryland!
Showered up and on the road to Virginia Hospital we go. All set in a room by 3am! They looked Nancy over and told her that maybe we would have a baby by midnight. She was only dilated to 1cm....!?!? She was doing very well but wanted the Epidural before things got too bad, she wanted to enjoy this birth. That was about 8am, at that point they said they would be backaround 9am or so to check and see how things are going. I (Paul) thought that this would be a good time to go out and get some things from the truck and make a couple of calls. You know some folks were looking for us at the marina to be fishing!
Back in to the room with Nancy around 10am and she said that I missed all the news?!?! "What's going on?" Well we are at 9cm now... What's the magic number? 10 oh my... So I went out to talk with the nurse asked if I had time to get something to eat? The reply was make it quick.... So I go through the maze to the food court to find nothing but pop tarts???? That will work with a nice cup of coffee. Got back to the room and Nancy said that's all your going to eat.. all they had down there at this time. Done with the pop tart and ready for some coffee... the nurse came back in and said "OK, lets push with this next contraction"
Nancy "Push on the next one?"
Paul "Now? I haven't finished my coffee"
Nurse "Yes, time to push"
Nurse "Don't push on this one"
Nancy "What?, the contraction is coming"
Nurse "we are not ready, the doctor needs to get in here to catch him"
Paul "What...?"
Nancy "Already?"
Doctor walks in and the nurse told her to get dressed quickly..
Doctor "Oh, were going to have a baby" "hold on let me get set up"
11:45am May 31, 2009 Cole Stuart Royston joins the family!
Weight: 5Lbs 15oz
Length: 20in
Hope you enjoyed the story of our bundle of joy joining our family. Now, what all have been waiting for! The photos are on the web at this linkbelow!
All the best to everyone - Paul, Nancy and Cole

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1 comment:

Linda said...

I'm so glad that I got to meet Cole in person and spend a couple of days with you guys. I can't wait to visit again in the summer and bring his big cousin Alex to meet him. :)