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.