Hello, Kerry and Jillian are a bit occupied these days and I told Kerry I would act as a substitute author now and then to give her a break. I am Kerry's dad and Jillian's grandfather (golly that sounds good, my very first). Let me begin by saying that my daughter is one incredible person.
The way she has handled herself these last 10 days has been beyond wonderful. To follow the theme of this blog a little her conditioning during her pregnancy was a tremendous asset in delivering Jillian. Kerry handled labor fantastically, as all 8 of us in the room observed. A contraction came Kerry got silent breathed and continued enjoying the company in her room. Wow!
We were all kicked out of the room around 3:00 pm and one hour and eight minutes later little Jillian was born. (we'll get to her in a minute). Kerry and hubs(Rob) made a great team and worked as a real team during the delivery process. After delivery they both bragged about the other and told us what a great job they did. Golly we have great kids.
We (all grandparents) got into the room about an hour later. What an experience to see your daughter and new granddaughter, can we say tears. After about five minutes I made a beeline to hold the Princess or as my wife says I elbowed her out of the way. It felt great!!!!!!!!! Everyone got to hold the baby and all were mesmerized by her. She is and will be a heartthrob.
Now about Jillian. What can I say but she is the most beautiful, well behaved, cuddly thing a grandfather has ever seen. My wife and I let the kids get some sleep the second night at home and she was perfect, of course. She sleeps between feedings and has to be woken up to be fed. Did I mention she was beautiful. I am proud to say that I have fed her, burped her and changed her diaper. Kerry even let me babysit her by myself for three hours. Loved every minute.
Anyway that what I have to say for now. Finally thank you Kerry and Rob for the most wonderful gift you can give a parent. You are an amazing couple and a beautiful family.