Sunday, November 25, 2012

Best of All--Gratitude

Such an eventful weekend.  So much to say.

Around 7 am on Friday I received this image on my phone (and no matter what I do or how many times I rotate it, it won't straighten up)
Heidi had been admitted to the hospital, the doctor had broken her water, and she was ready to go!

I was excited all day long, wondering and hoping all would be well.

As the day stretched into night, she never really progressed and Baby wouldn't drop down.  Finally, around 7:45 pm, I received a text from Sam saying that the c-section papers had been signed and the doctor was coming in to evaluate the situation.

Just after 10 pm, we received this image:
Nathaniel Reid Brubaker
6 lb. 10 oz.

When the doctors reached in to pull him out, the cord was not only around his neck, but it was also wrapped around his body like a seat belt. With every contraction, he would just get tangled more and more in the cord. There was no other way for him to get out.

I am so thankful for good doctors who know what to do.

I am so thankful for Heidi and Sam and the family they have--little Nathaniel has no idea how lucky he is to be part of this family.

I am so thankful he is safe and healthy.

And most of all, I am so thankful that I have a plane ticket for Wednesday.  I can hardly wait to eat up that baby!


  1. Congrats to both you and Heidi! Please tell her Congrats for me! He is perfect! SO grateful she has a great Dr. and that all is well. Hope her recovery goes well. After having 3 c-sections, I'm no stranger to the recovery process. Prayers and lots of hugs to you and her whole cute little family :)

  2. He's adorable! I'm so glad for wise doctors and that they made a good decision for them! Congrats, Grandma! ;)

  3. Congratulations!
    Beautiful little baby boy!
    I love how awake he is.

  4. Oh, he is BEAUTIFUL!! Glad your grandson is here and doing well. Congratulations!!!

  5. Oh, he is BEAUTIFUL!! Glad your grandson is here and doing well. Congratulations!!!

  6. Joy! Congratulations! What a blessing to your family - a new baby! Every child should be born into such a welcoming and loving family - and ours is about to expand exponentially next summer. Safe trip to see your newest little one.

  7. how is it possible that i could be baby hungry from this post when i HAVE an 8 month old baby??? congrats!!!

  8. He is precious! Congratulations to your family!

  9. Congratulations to all of you!! What a precious little guy! Enjoy your time with Heidi! xoxo

  10. So cute!! No surprise! Have fun squeezing that boy!!

  11. That picture with Ellie and Nathaniel is adorable. So glad they are both doing well, modern medicine is such a blessing! Lucky you to go visit and love on this sweet family. Congratulations Heidi and Sam!!!

  12. Congratulations to you Jenny...and especially "the Brubakers"... He's beautiful!

  13. Congrats and grandbaby II. I had two C-sections, mom will be a-okay in a couple of weeks. Walking and laughing were the hardest for me. Amazing what those stomach muscles do. Have a great trip.

  14. YEA! for more sacred grandchildren!! Enjoy those soft cheeks and sweet little baby toes!
    Congratulations to the whole family!

  15. Oh wow, Jen! Congratulations to Heidi, Sam and your family! He is absolutely adorable and so very lucky to be a part of your family :) What a wonderful Thanksgiving indeed!

  16. Hurray! And congratulations to the entire family!!

    Glad things turned out okay. It must have been so hard not to be there.

    So exciting, Jenny.