A grandmother is a mother who has a second chance

Thursday, January 22, 2009

And now, please meet Tyson!

My son, Joe, became a first-time father last night at 7:39 pm when Tyson Anthony entered the world. Pretty exciting, I must say! He called around 5:30 pm to say that they were on their way to the hospital, then he called when they got there to say it would probably be 3 or 4 hours. My daughter and I - along with husbands and kids - planned to be there with Joe, but figured we'd have time for a quick dinner first. So, we all headed to the hospital around 7pm. As we were driving on the freeway, we received the text message: "baby's coming now!"

Dang it!! We managed to get there about 20 minutes after he was born and spent a couple of hours with the whole gang. Angie (Joe's wife), her other two sons, her sister and friend, Ed and I, Jenni, Jeff, Eamon, and Vika. Full house! And a good time was had by all.

I called Joe this morning to see if he got much sleep last night - of course he didn't. I mumbled something about "payback is a beeyoch" but I don't think he heard me. Heh, heh, heh
And little Tyson smiles (yes, I know it's probably just gas) and cries (seems to be doing a Yoda impersonation). But daddy is proud. And even more so after Tyson was circumcised and the doctor told Joe that they had to use the "extra large clamp" !! Lot of chest puffing at that one!
So now Ed and I are grandparents for the 11th time. But for Joe, it's his first child and it's quite wonderful to see his looks of love, awe, joy, fear - all those new parent emotions.
Happy Birthday, Tyson!!


Nikki said...

Oh Sandi he is so cute! He looks like he is smiling already! Congratulations and I bet you are the funnest grandma EVER! Mom and Dad look great too, no wonder the baby is so beautiful...That kids got some good DNA! :)N

namaste said...

oh sandi! congratulations to your and your beautiful family! joe and his wife look wonderful. and what a cutey tyson is! and i think it's splendid that you all were at the hospital together to welcome tyson and celebrate his arrival. awesome!!

Anonymous said...

He's so cute, God bless him! :)

carmella anderson said...

Sandy, how sweet is that?. He is a
big guy. Ooo 8 lbs ouch,,,they looked so happy. Parents are usually overwhelmed and not knowing if we are doing the right things. someday you will have to tell me how you managed two. take care.

Desert Diva said...

What a blessing. I hope everyone is doing well!