We thought for sure Jack would come before Halloween.... and he almost did.. but he changed his mind. Meanwhile, I drove up while Michelle was experiencing labor... but by the time I got there.. all the action had stopped. My thinking was, that it was going to happen any day, so I chose to stay a few days.. because I knew it would happen any day.
The next 6 days were very long and Michelle and Scott were nervous, tired, sore, stressed... and miserable. It was my job as their mama to keep them active, and well fed... so they wouldn't be so anxious. We carved pumpkins, and went to the market... got a big bag of samosa. Jack's actual due date came and went.
|In line at the market.. waiting for their favorite treat.. Samosa|
Halloween came... and... went....
|notice the snow in the window.|
Then the next day... we cut out all the flowers.... and ironed all the pieces together... Each one of these flowers had 3 to 4 different circles or squiggles and we had to write on each shape in code so we knew which fabric went on what flower... there were cats and lady bugs and butterflies too
|Cutting out flowers... even Scott and lucy got into the act... it was something to do!|
And we waited..... Gails Grandkids made a big sign for the window.... and Aurora put the final touches on it... and we waited. Aurora was pretty excited for Jack to arrive because FINALLY she would be older than someone else. She has been the baby of the gang for 3 years now.
They had the above sign on the fridge all week... and Jack never made his move.. so they arrived early Saturday morning, Nov 5... and the games began. I left early Saturday morning amongst black ice and snowy skies. I was so intent on getting there.. I forgot to check my fuel level. Now, that would have been the worse thing.. but I was looking at the snow on the road and a thought came to me that I hadn't stopped for gas... and when I looked at my gauge... the light was on! For how long.. who knows.. but I stopped at the very next exit and filled her to brim! (Don't even look at the fact that I was driving 110 km and taking a picture)
I arrived in Fredericton, just on time, to be a part of a very amazing experience... which I blogged from the heart about here.
This is the VERY first picture of Jack... peeking out from him mothers grasp.. to see his Grammie, I think
|My very first babysitting job... We sat in the warm sun from the window and waited for mama to have a shower, and I got to tell Jack all about the waiting and waiting...|
|All snuggled up, waiting to go home!|
|Heading to visit Grammie and Grampie!|
|Cherrios... a beautiful thing!|
|Aylesford Tartan jacket, just like his Grampie and daddy|
Happy 1st Birthday Jack.