Yes, our new grandson has decided to make an early appearance! Brandon Martin weighed in at 6 lbs 5 oz yesterday at five to midday. His mother gave birth with just the gas and air, and very tight squeezes of dad's hand, together with those dirty looks that say 'I hate you!' and 'You're never coming near me again!'
Both mum and baby are doing very well and will go home from hospital today, and they'll travel in the car dad has just bought, after selling his motorbike. And, I have talked him into allowing the baby to be wearing a nightie at night - they won't remember the middle of the night feeds, when you are barely awake enough to know which popper goes where, on those babygro thingies.
We have seen a picture of his bruised face, as he was born face-first but, unfortunately, won't be able to hold him and cuddle him until next Thursday week, as I have everything organised with work so that we were due to be there a couple of days before his due date. Ah well, at least everything has gone so well, that we are not needed until then. Dad, our son, has been feeding and changing him already, and as he already has a big sister, they are in good hands.
Congratulations to them, with all our love to a very special family.