I flew to SeaTac to be with Manda and Ben when this little guy was born. I got there at 11 pm on August 11. He was due August 18. August 12, which was Ben's birthday, Ben knocked on my bedroom door at 6 a.m. their time- Manda's water had broken! He called neighbor Sarah to come for Amary, and called Steph and Dan to start up. We got to the hospital at 6:55 a.m, the the baby arrived at 7:23 a.m.!
After a little discussion, Manda and Ben decided to name him Garrett Alexander. He weighed in at 8 lbs, 12 oz, only 2 oz less than big sister Amary weighed.
The next morning, Amary waited for Mama and Dada to arrive home. We didn't tell her til we knew they were almost home with baby Garrett.
Garrett wasn't impressed to be home! The first night, his crying kept waking Amary up, not to mention his tired parents. It took a bit before he'd sleep a 3 hour stretch between nursing.
When he's awake, he's bright eyed and bushy tailed! I got to be there for almost the first three weeks of his life! It was so hard to leave, but I do have a life and a job here! I've been home a week today, and I think I've finally conquered the jet lag.