Early Saturday morning we got a call from my son Josh telling us that Kayci was experiencing contractions. A little later, he called from the hospital to tell us that she had been admitted. We immediately went into panic mode. I called to get people to cover for me on Sunday. I had a funeral scheduled for 2 PM. After making a few calls to see if anyone could cover, it became apparent that we would have to wait to leave for Houston after the funeral. Just before I walked in to begin the service, I got a text message: Hard labor had begun.
We got off about 3 PM. We had been on the road about a half hour when we got another text message from Josh. Truitt was here! He was healthy and Kayci was doing well.
After dealing with the disappointment of not being able to actually be there, Beverly and I drove in great anticipation of being able to see and hold our new gift. We arrived at the hospital about 8 PM. When we got there Truitt was under a heat lamp, so we had to wait until his body temperature got to a certain point before we could hold him. Of course, Beverly got the first turn. But, oh, how sweet it was to hold him.
We will go back in about 10 days. I can't wait!
You can see pictures at Truitt's blog site: www.truittross.blogspot.com.