On Tuesday August 12, 2008 I received a phone call from my sister Kristy just a little after 4:30 am. At first I thought it was my alarm because I went to bed at 2 am and couldn't quite think straight. As soon as I realized it was my sister, I knew that there was no other reason why should would call except for the fact that she was in labor and needed me to come over. Sadly Jess was not home yet from Afghanistan... Kristy was trying so hard to hold out for him, but little Grant couldn't wait any longer. So I got ready and went to my sister's house and she was off to the hospital around 5. I had to go to work at 9, so someone else came to watch the kids during the day, but I got off work early that day bought some flowers to take to my sister and got the kids and we went to the hospital to visit Kristy and my new nephew Grant. Kristy was lucky and only was in labor for 3 hours before little Grant came and she is doing very well with all the recovering.
Grant Wade Bourgeous (named after his grandpa Bourgeous and his dad) weighed 8 lbs 2 oz and was 21 inches. He was born around 8:30 am and is just a sweet little guy. It was really fun to see Reanne and Sierra's reactions when I first took them to see their mom and baby brother. Reanne just wanted to touch him right away and asked her mom lots and lots of questions of why she was in her pajama's and why she was in a funny bed and lots of other questions. Sierra was kind of nervous about the whole situation at first, but as soon as I told her it was ok to sit by her mom and to hold her brother and set her on the bed with her mom, she warmed up to everything. :o) They are both enjoying having a baby around the house, and now daddy is home for a couple of weeks, so they are all together and happy. I was just glad that I was here and able to help out in the little way that I could. And glad that my mom was able to drive up that day and stay a few days to help out also. We sure do have an amazing family that I love very much.