2 Months ~Jaymison Joshua

Jaymison Joshua’s  2 month mark has come and gone and before this time gets away from me I want to document it. He is nine weeks old today. It is so easy to concentrate on firstborns with no competition for attention. When you have a toddler around during the stages of life of the second born it’s easy to get distracted. That’s life and it comes with some good benefits for the second born, too. It’s not all bad to not be in the limelight all the time.

Here are our firstborn and second born. This photo was taken on Father’s Day 2019.

“Wait a minute Baba, this post is all about me so stop with the distractions.”

Saturday June 15th.

“I see you, Baba.”

Baba and Gramps love talking to you and watching you. We love you!

JJ, you have our full attention.

We thank God for you and ask Him to lead you and guide you to walk with Him.

“There’s Auntie Laura taking pictures of me and Baba.”

You and Uncle Joshua chillin on the couch.

Here you are with the guys on Father’s Day 2019.

Numbers 6:24-26 English Standard Version (ESV)

24 The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
26 the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

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.