Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Day–Thankfulness: New grandson

Grandpa and Grandma with David
Grandpa and Grandma with David

Today our thankfulness is for a healthy new grandson and a mother that is doing well. We didn’t expect any problems, but we are always thankful when things go well. Without any further drum rolls here is: David Daniel Durwood. Again two middle names and I am hoping that the spellings are all in order. James noticed that on the baby crib thing in the hospital the first two names were flipped. He was ready to have a fit and I told him to settle down Nate and Victoria will get to it when in their own way.

Close up right after his first bath.
Close up right after his first bath.

He decided to wait to enter the world until this morning, Nov. 26 at 6:13 a.m. MT time. He weighed 8 pounds and 11 ounces, is 21 inches long, and has a fully functioning set of lungs. I am guessing that he will want to eat lots and often. He should be ready for mashed potatoes by Christmas. Just Kidding. Don’t anyone freak out about that remark.

David
David

As I mentioned yesterday and the day before, we left home on Tuesday when Victoria called for back up. We spent most of yesterday entertaining Ana and “B” the day care child, and doing a little extra tidying and some cleaning for Victoria. We were sort of contemplating what to do when Jess called to let us know Today was is and will be sick with pneumonia for a few days. Apparently their Thanksgiving meal was the old favorite waffles. But with that Tony said we as Vic’s parents better be staying put until the baby came. Smart idea Tony.

Aunt Paulina with David
Aunt Paulina with David

Well as the day went, Nate came home from work early, because there was nothing going on the day before Thanksgiving. We were beginning to watch the clock for Jaxon coming off the bus, and Victoria got a bug about making cookies, and she just couldn’t get enough to drink or eat all day. I thought she was going to pee the baby out soon. She was having back pains all day, but not serious (according to her). So B’s dad came to get her for the week and we were just trying to decide what to do next.

Well about the time Nate was heading to the bus stop the yell came on something about water leaking and Vic came from the bedroom with a backpack. Nate and Paulina started pulling car seats out of Vic’s car and they were off. Jaxon was wondering what was happening. Next James and Paulina decided they would head to the store for a couple of pizza’s for supper, and they got a call from Victoria, she was hungry and it didn’t sound like the baby would be there anytime soon. So, James and Paulina had to go to Burger King and smuggle food into the room for her and Nate.

In the meantime, I reheated the spaghetti Nate made for lunch to feed Ana and Jaxon. The hospital is at the far west end of Dickinson and Paulina figured it would take an hour for them to get back to the house. Besides that, Ana wouldn’t be eating pizza. She was quite happy with the spaghetti and then I gave her a bath. We were sitting in the house trying to figure out the remote when a car pulled up. I thought it was James and Paulina, and when I opened the door it was Nate’s mother and family. Great! They had been driving in snow and yuck all day from the middle of Montana, good to see they made it fine.

Papa Nate with new son.
Papa Nate with new son.

Soon James and Paulina appeared with the pizza, and we started cooking and ate. Next Nate came home, and we packed up and headed to the hospital to sit with Victoria, that was after we stopped at the motel to check in for the night. I think we found our permanent stopping point when in town. After Nate got back to the hospital we went home to sleep. I am not sure that Victoria got any sleep poor thing. They called us this morning and we stopped over around 8 a.m. We stayed about an hour then headed out-of-town. I hope she was able to sleep later today. Those overnight births are hard because you are up so long and working so hard then everyone converges on you… Great job, and enjoy. We are quite thankful that all was well. By the way, as a favor to her, we have no pictures of the mother at this time. It was a very long night. Perhaps there will be postings on Facebook. Nate has pictures there of Jaxon and Ana and their reactions to the new brother. They are pretty great. I will try to nab some of them for tomorrow. For now, you all take care and a very Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!

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2 thoughts on “Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Day–Thankfulness: New grandson

  1. I don’t know which post this will be on, but, I just have to tell Nate and Vic congratulations on their beautiful little David! Thank God that Ana is tough because she will have to be with two brothers! What a great Thanksgiving! So very much to be thankful for! We had a pleasant time here, too. Everything went smoothly and all the Zimmerman children were here! Lots of love to you all!

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