Jordan's Birthday!

Nothing like spending your tenth birthday doing what you' ve been waiting to do (or should I say be) for a long time. And, getting the best birthday present ever! Yes, I'm talking about the new arrival of your baby brother! Heather tried very hard to deliver Christian before Jordan's birthday, she wanted them to have separate dates to celebrate. Christian had other ideas!
Heather called me at 2:30 in the morning Sunday night, or shall I say 'Monday morning'! I told her to call me when they'd checked her at the hospital and then tried to go back to sleep. Yeah, right! All I could think about was getting to the hospital, so I got back up and got dressed. As I was nearly 2/3 of the way there, Heather called. They were definitely admitting her and starting an I.V., followed by an epidural. She was surprised I was nearly there.

Jordan opened his presents after Heather got her epidural. It was fun watching his expressions as he opened each gift. After all the presents were distributed, the lights were turned down so the kids could go to sleep and Heather could try to rest, too. I went down to the lobby to read a book. After a while, Pato came down to tell me Heather was close to delivering.

When I walked into the room, the three kids were sound asleep on the pull-out couch. What a wonderful sight to my eyes. I'm glad they didn't see the birth. I'll go into more detail in another entry about Christiano as this is really about Jordan turning 10. I woke him up after the baby was born and he really just wanted to go back to sleep. Can't say as I blame him.

When he finally woke up, he was pretty happy to see his baby brother. And then, he was pretty happy to open his other presents. The best one was a camcorder (small one). They make them pretty inexpensive these days and are so much easier to carry than the monstrosity I lug around. If I ever get my settlement over, and if it is enough to splurge a little, I'm going to buy a little camcorder and get rid of the big one.
I guess Heather better start looking for life insurance quotes having so many kids. I know her Dad and I were fully insured in case something happened to one of us. Until the next time....Halfmoon