Monday, July 28, 2008

Welcome, Matthew Benedict!

Rosie had her baby Friday evening. She had, slow, boring, not-quite-labor all day, and then a very lively time from about 6PM onward until Matthew was born about 10:15. I drove down to be with her in labor, but this is the last grandchild birth I'll try to attend. Sad-but-true fact -- I'm just getting too old. She and Anthony sent me away just about the time things picked up, because it was obvious that I was approaching "basket case" from fatigue. But they did superbly on their own, and Matthew is a sweetie!!

And there is something I'm not too old for -- holding the baby!


Jen said...

He's perfect! Congratulations to all of you. He is just darling and I cannot wait to watch him grow.

Lindsay said...

He is such a cute little guy. Now Daniel has someone else to play with. :o)

Tracy said...

He is so darling - you are getting quite a nice crew of grandchildren!

Anonymous said...

I don't know why, (perhaps due to a heightened emotional state related to one of the toughest weeks I've ever had) but my heart is inexplicably a little bit broken at the thought of you not attending anymore grandchild births. (because, let's face it...there's GOING to be a few opportunities in the coming years... ;)

Anyway, though...he is *so* gorgeous. Really. All newborns are "beautiful", but you know how some just really are not "cute" yet? Your kids seem to have babies that are a-stinking-dorable, right out of the chute. He is really a pretty baby. I'm truly happy for y'all.

(your devoted reader in Texas)