I had this little stork cup and saucer set aside to greet little Otto when he arrived! He was born yesterday, July 25th at 10:45 after many hours of labor for his mama. I love this little teacup but I already love my little grandson more!
On Wednesday, our daughters wanted the four of us to go to lunch before Angie and Chris' little one arrived. Gina came down from Seattle to help her sister. What a fun afternoon we had together, just chatting and catching up on things.
Jimmy and his girls...happy times.
I didn't sleep too well on Wednesday night as Angie was to be induced on Thursday. Well, I got a text early on Thursday that she had gone into labor on her own and was off to the hospital. Here she is all checked in and reading her paper work. Little did we know the hours of labor ahead! She had asked us not to be at the hospital, so Gina was our informations person. She ended up helping Chris get Angie through a difficult and long labor. What a team! I am so proud of the three of them and all the effort to get little Otto out into the world. Good Job!!!!
Here's the proud daddy shortly after Otto arrived at 10:45 pm weighing in at 8lbs 11 oz and 20.5 inches long. A big boy!
Right out of the hopper!
We were not able to see everyone last night as he came too late! We couldn't wait to meet him today!!!!
Jimmy and I have waited a very long time to become grandparents. Angie never thought she would be able to have children, so this little babe is very special...a blessing and a miracle.
Here I am, Grandma Linda, holding this Prince Otto for the first time. I love this picture as it captures a moment in time that I will never forget. Nice to have my baby standing next to me too.
The proud parents, pretty tired out. Chris was so sweet to have a little brunch with champagne for us all. I like to call him the party man! Life is always fun with Chris and he makes things so special for us all. Thanks Chris! We sure like having you in the family now. You make cute babies too.
And we cannot forget proud Grandpa Jimmy! Otto looks so tiny in his arms. The grandpa got a bit emotional. My Jimmy....
Auntie Gina looks pretty proud of this little tyke! I think they bonded hours ago. Cute picture. Of course we wish Eric was here to join the fun. I think he's going to try to come down soon. Thanks again for sharing Gina with us. We know you miss her.
Another grand baby for Grandma Kathy! She's a natural and has had lots of experience with Ms Ava. Ava will meet her new brother tomorrow afternoon.
I know this is a lot of pictures for non family, but as you can imagine, we are so thrilled and thankful for a healthy baby and that Angie is OK. Thank you for all the prayers and support. A special thank you for those how held my hand via text messages all day yesterday! So many of you helped me through Angie's pregnancy when we were so worried she wouldn't carry this little angel.
It's been a long nine months, but our family has been blessed. God is good!