The Waiting

On Tuesday the 16th of April we gathered in the OB waiting room at Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville.

It was a beautiful day to be born.

It was a long wait and Josh took Addy outside a few times. She wanted a photo with Baby Jesus.

Addy is very observant and sat down next to auntie LoLo (Laura) and crossed her legs just so. That cracked us up!

Granny Great was waiting with us. Addy’s Granny, being Jamie’s mom and a nurse, spent much of the time in the delivery room so I don’t have any photos of her in the waiting room. Update: Laura sent me a photo of Jamie’s mom taking Addy for a spin on waiting day during the Golden Hour.

Auntie Katie and Baba worked on a jigsaw puzzle to make the hours go by.

Addy was hiding the cracker from us before she popped it in her mouth.

Making faces with Uncle Josh.

Uncle Josh and Addy going for another walk outside. Josh and Laura took Addy home for a nap and sadly missed the lullaby over the loud speakers in the hospital to announce that our grandson was born by just 10 minutes or so. At this point we still did not know what his name would be. After a baby is born they have a golden hour where just the parents are allowed in the room to enjoy the miracle by themselves.

After the golden hour Dan comes into the waiting room to let us know that all is well and to finally announce the name. Jaymison Joshua was born at 4:13 PM. I like that the clock shows up in this photo where brothers embrace with the joyful announcement.

More hugs all around.

Addy woken up from her nap doesn’t really know what to make of all of this. Aunty Katie gets her hug, too. At this time, because of a flu epidemic in our area, the hospital was not allowing anyone under the age of 18 to be in any of the hospital rooms. Also the babies were not allowed outside of the maternity ward so Addy would have to wait to meet her baby brother.

Some of us were able to go in and get our first peek of JJ and congratulate Jamie, too.

The next day, Wednesday April 17th, we’d be back to the hospital for some cuddle time before discharge time after 4:30 on Wednesday.


About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

15 thoughts on “The Waiting

  1. What a cute baby! Love his nickname and those round little cheeks.
    I’m so glad you have both a granddaughter and a grandson. Experiencing both is the best!

  2. How wonderful to welcome a new child into this world. He is a beautiful wee boy. Love the hospital
    gives the parents a “golden hour” to continue the bond with their child. It is such a special time.
    I am sure big sister Addy is a huge Mommy’s helper. Congratulations to all.

  3. This is such a special post Ellen! Addy is just so precious and now she’s a big sister to a beautiful baby brother. You must be so happy and thankful to be near them and be a huge part in their lives! We are both so blessed to be having this experience. Congratulations to all!

  4. Congratulations to all of you!! I could feel the excitement mounting as you all waited for JJ to arrive. Those are long hours, aren’t they? But soooo worth the wait!!

  5. Wow .. this is so special how the whole family waited together – even those who’d have had to travel a distance! So different from our old fashioned experience of wanting to surprise the family with a call once the baby was there. I can only imagine how long that wait must have seemed! Such a miracle and blessing to welcome a new baby to the family.

  6. It’s wonderful that the family could be there together at the hospital to wait for the arrival of the new baby, including Addy. That’s a nice way of welcoming a baby into the family.

  7. What a precious post that shares the love of a precious family with us. Thank you, Ellen, and your son and daughter-in-law for sharing these special moments with us. Addy is going to make a wonderful big sister for JJ.

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