First of all, I am soo happy that I was able to be here for the birth of precious Luke. And not only here, but in the delivery room experiencing it all first hand. Melody went quickly once she decided to have that baby, and by the time we arrived at the hospital she was at an 8, and a couple of hours later he was here. Soo precious and perfect. I have witnessed the miracle of birth a few times, and let me tell you it never grows common place or ordinary. However, it was a little more than I thought it might be with my daughter laying in that bed in pain. But pure joy followed the pain and all was well. It struck me that in the span of just a few days, I watched my mother draw her last breath, and my newest grandchild draw his first. Life goes on just as it should.
I have enjoyed my time with Sam as well. What a little sweetie he is. His heart is soft and innocent and his days are busy and full. I have gotten lots of kisses and hugs in and honestly my heart is kind of heavy knowing today is my last day with this little guy.
Melody and Luke are both doing well and I have been amazed as I have watched Mel walk around and go about her busy life as though she didn't just have a baby! I don't remember being that perky that quickly after giving birth. HOWEVER, we both thought that Luke looked a little jaundice, and so we had given him a couple of sun baths, but yesterday she decided to have the doc check him out, and good thing we did as his levels had gotten quite high and he had to admitted last night to the hospital so that he can go under the lights for a while. Poor little guy. This grandma's heart was hurting watching him in his little eye mask and with an IV in his tiny little hand. Luke seemed completely unaffected however, as long as he nursed when he wanted to, haha. Poor Sam though is looking for his mama, though he hasn't cried at all. He stayed home with Grandpa while Mel and I and Luke went to the hospital. Mike is knee deep in corn planting, and had a few problems of his own going on. Farm life AND dairy life is MUCH MUCH harder and busy than I thought.
|POOR SWEET LITTLE LUKE|
Melody is going to have her hands VERY full, and honestly I am really wishing I was going to be closer as I am sure she could use an extra pair of hands now and then. But I have put them all firmly in God's hands, and know He will do a much better than I ever could.
|THE BOYS IN THEIR MATCHING OUTFITS FOR LUKE'S HOMECOMING!|
|THEY LOOK A LOT ALIKE THAT'S FOR SURE!|
|HAPPY GRANDMA AND GRANDPA|
I have talked with my sisters on and off all week as well as we continue to plan mom's service. My heart is of course still saddened over losing her, and honestly at times it has been a little more than overwhelming. What a blessing it has been to be part of all going on here, diverting my heart and mind into everyday business. We should leave for home EARLY tomorrow morning, and next week will be full of getting ready. A slide show of mom's life is one of my assignments, and a few other things as well. I think it will all be quite beautiful.
Hope you all enjoy your week-end! Blessings to you all... Debbie