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H1, H2, & Big Boy Life on the (L)edge

Begun in the aftermath of Katrina, this blog was a way to keep family and friends updated as the family struggled to return to a semblance of normalcy. Now, more than four years later, the memories are still strong, the family is, to some extent, scattered. However, life did go on, and this is our story.

September 22, 2006


Patti was supposed to be at the hospital by 5:30 AM to check-in for her C-section today. Last night she got a call from the hospital saying it would be noon before her procedure, that there were too many babies there. They would call her at 4:30 AM to let her know for sure…

Well, 4:30 came and went, and finally Patti called the hospital. They told her that her procedure had been cancelled, there were no beds and she wouldn’t be having the baby today. Keep in mind that this is before 5:00 AM, and she hasn’t had anything to eat since 8PM the night before, and it’s not even 5:00 AM yet, and … get the picture? Showing remarkable restraint, Patti calls Linda to vent a little. So now it’s 5:00 AM and we’re both up feeling bad for Patti.

BB and Ian spent the night at our house, so at 6:45 Ian heads off to Algebra Club after being told that his littlest sister wouldn’t be coming today.

Fast forward to 7:30 AM. Patti calls again. The hospital called back to tell her to be there at 10:00 AM. Apparently her doctor stopped by and “adjusted” their priorities, and now the arrival of Molly Grace is once again on track for today.

So at 7:45 Linda walks BB, sporting a “Big Sister” shirt, to school with pink cupcakes for her classmates. (Ian also took cupcakes for his classmates.) Linda did find Ian and let him know that everything was back on track.

It is 10:45, Patti and Jerrod, aka Major Dad, aka Snake Slayer and G’ma are at the hospital. I’m at work, but work is not the first thing on my mind. Hopefully when I leave at 1:30 and head to the hospital Molly will have arrived, and the stork will have been sent packing.

And that’s the beginning of the (hopefully) first day in the life of Molly Grace.

In any event, I will try to keep you informed, and of course, pictures of the newest grandbaby will follow.

Take care, God bless you.

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