Monday, January 26, 2015

Fitzpatrick Francis has arrived!

Oh boy! How happy we were early on the Sunday morning of November 23 to get a call from Emily that this might be the day we would meet this sweet little boy. All plans were set aside as we gathered ourselves and waited by the phone for the "all systems are go" call. It didn't take long and we were in the car and on our way. We got a couple of nervous texts (if you can detect that through a text message) from daddy-to-be that things were progressing. 

Megan, Marlowe and I made our way to the hospital room and found Emily and Blake nervously navigating through labor. What a trooper Emily was as she waited patiently for the anesthesiologist who was whisked to an emergency c-section and finally to Em's room to give her some relief. She moved from one stage to another, according to the nurses like a champ, and made it easy on them. Papa and uncle were hunting and quickly made their way back to Tulsa, cutting it very close to go time. Before we knew it the nurse came in the room and said, "let's get ready for a birthday party!" and we were sent down the hall to wait anxiously. Along with Blake's family we watched the corner for Blake's face to tell us baby had arrived. 

Those were some of the longest minutes I've endured but then finally there was the new daddy, teary-eyed and smiling.  Before we knew it we were back in the room meeting our first grandson~perfect and healthy and with a head full of hair. As we oohed and aahed over him and took pictures galore Father Joe, our priest, promptly showed up for a family blessing. So amazing it is seeing a new life moments after it begins, and seeing your child with their first child. 

We were able to see his first bath later that day and to our surprise his freshly shampooed head of hair turned out to be red! Marlowe was intrigued by her new cousin, I see fun times ahead for the two of them! We are all in love with baby Fitz!

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Mariah Evans Photography
Mariah Evans Photography
Mariah Evans Photography
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Mariah Evans Photography

On the night you were born
the moon smiled with such wonder
that the stars peeked in to see you
and the night wind whispered
 "Life will never be the same."
Because there had never been anyone
like you ever in the world.
So enchanted with you
were the wind and the rain that they
whispered the sound of
your wonderful name.
Heaven blew every trumpet and played every horn
on the wonderful, marvelous
night you were born.

~Nancy Tillman

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