I'm sure if you follow me at all on Facebook or Instagram, you know that I am now a Grammi. Yep, I've joined the elite group of grandparents and I have to say I'm loving it.
Our Little G decided at 7 weeks early, 33 weeks, to try and enter this big wide world. But mommi needed some extra help with him trying this and was hospitalized to received steroids to help our little man with his lung development and other vital organs. She was told that she would be in for 48 hours and that the meds she was receiving would slow down labor and hopefully buy our little guy some more time in the womb. But 20 minutes after she was settled in bed and the meds had started, mommi felt her water break. So, she was told that she would be there until Little G made his appearance. She was given a week and if he hadn't made an appearance on his own, they would induce labor.
As hard as it was to wait, each day was good because it was one more day that our little man had to grow stronger and develop more. The week passed ever so slowly, but it passed and mommi was induced. After a long, hard, well fought labor our little man was born via a c-section.
He came out kicking and screaming and crying - literally. Mommi & daddi said he had beautiful color and they were overjoyed that they were able to spend some time with him in the OR before he was taken to NICU. Daddi got to hold him and bring him to mommi so she could see him before the nurses took him.
I was beyond humbled that my daughter-in-law had asked me to be a part of the whole birth experience. I watched her fight hard, she pushed through so many obstacles and she battled for many, many long hours. Through it all, she was a warrior and in the end, no matter how it came to be, a beautiful, healthy baby boy was born.
Our Little G spent a week in NICU, breathing on his own since birth, maintaining his body temp and powering through all the milestones, one at a time. By Thursday of this week, he was moved to the step down NICU unit and by Friday he was moved to a regular crib, out of his isolate.
And then Sunday, this grammi's heart melted all over again.
He is strong enough and ready to be loved and cuddled by his poppi & me. I was able to hold him for the first time, amazed at the overflow of emotions once again.
God is good. All the time.
Life has also been busy and filled with many other things. I have been commissioned to capture action shots of our Local Concert Band for their website and advertising.
A long over due visit and time spent with the younger kiddo's was made on Saturday. The holiday's and birth of a new baby have kept us from making the drive to D-town, so we headed on over on Saturday for the day.
We arrived not long after lunch time, so we all piled into the car and S&K took us downtown to a little building that was only a few blocks from the Ambassador Bridge. There weren't any other restaurants any where near, but this little red brick building held an amazing surprise!
This place give a whole new meaning to Ramen noodles. Oh my gosh, have you ever had a meal that you think about for days & days after? This is one of those meals. Yep, still thinking about it and can't wait to go back.
After lunch we headed into downtown Detroit and roamed around, stopping at the Punch Bowl for a little cocktail. Then headed off on foot for Greektown and some exploring. We all decided it will be a fun summer exploring this city of the rebound, there are so many good things happening in the D.
We also decided, after we returned to S&K's apartment, that next time we will be bringing LtWD with us so we can just crash for the night to give us more quality time together.
Like I said, life has been amazingly crazy lately.
Today - I'm thanking God for all my many blessings. I have so many to count and am so grateful for each one.
It's also my Mother-in-law's birthday - and I would like to wish her a great day! Happy birthday Ruthie!