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Sat Jul 21, 2018, 05:56 AM

At hospital our Daughter is in labor

We been here since 2300 last night. I stepped out to have a pipe in our car and score coffee. Before I stepped out the doc came in to check on our daughter not quite yet she said. Our son in law was passed out in chair in delivery room. My wife was sitting next to our daughter they were talking between contractions. I rolled to get coffee and take out chili. I was hungry and I love the diners chili. Our son in law and my wife just wanted coffee. I am just sitting here in waiting room thinking and I ramble. Memories of our daughter who is about to become a mother.

I remember her birth so clearly my wife walking around delivery room asking me to rub her back because of cramps. That was twenty four years ago and I still remember it so clearly. I remember all our childrenís births. One of my most vivid memories is when our son was born in 04. How he latched on to nurse from his mother. Little guy is hungry I thought as I watched him nurse. And that has continued over the last 13 years. Our other son who is 13 as well came to us in foster program. And yesterday they rampaged thru the tacos and taco salad my wife made. They make me smile no survivors on tacos.

I just went in to check on our daughter she is ok. I sat for like half hour She is not fully dialated yet young mister it seems is not in a huge hurry to arrive. So I continue to ramble I mentioned to my wife maybe we should give them sometime to be alone. I got that look from her Du community yea no. So it is pre dawn Iíve seen a lot of pre dawns over the years. Army infantry then union line haul driving truck or just yard jockey. This sunrise is one for the books a special day.

You know Du community a blind date 34 years ago. Has made this day happen when my wife and I met. I was home on leave and my sister in law and brother set my wife and me up on date. I remember that night and who would have ever thought. That pitchers of beer and wings would have brought us here to this place in time. I did most of the drinking that night. My wife thought wow can he put it away but I was a gentleman. I walked her back to her dorm room said good night and I went out drinking some more. I am gonna head in to delivery room and sit and soak it all up.

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TEB Jul 2018 OP
TxDemChem Jul 2018 #1
mnhtnbb Jul 2018 #2
barbtries Jul 2018 #3
pnwmom Jul 2018 #4
Liberal In Red State Jul 2018 #5
gademocrat7 Jul 2018 #6
kag Jul 2018 #7
tavernier Jul 2018 #8
Happyhippychick Jul 2018 #9
Ohiogal Jul 2018 #10
MLAA Jul 2018 #12
Silver Gaia Jul 2018 #11
MLAA Jul 2018 #13
Roland99 Jul 2018 #14
BumRushDaShow Jul 2018 #15
Granny M Jul 2018 #16
FakeNoose Jul 2018 #17
samnsara Jul 2018 #18
smirkymonkey Jul 2018 #19

Response to TEB (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 06:31 AM

1. Good luck!

I hope weíve got a baby boy already this morning. If not, tell your daughter to be strong and hang in there.

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 06:36 AM

2. Hope all goes well

New life. What an experience. Becoming a grandparent. It is one I will never have. Enjoy the ride!

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 06:52 AM

3. Mazeltov!

welcome your grandson

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 07:03 AM

4. Thanks for sharing your excitement tonight! You must be wonderful parents, you two,

or your daughter wouldn't want you in that room under these challenging circumstances.

All the best for you, your daughter, her husband, and your whole family!

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 07:03 AM

5. You have a good life . . . one that will be even better . . . today! Congrats!

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 07:14 AM

6. Congratulations, TEB

Sending best wishes to you and your family. A grandchildís birth is a joyous occasion.

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 07:29 AM

7. Congrats, TEB.

And thanks for the great stories.

Here's a related one for you...

On our second date, my (now) husband and I went to a bar to have a few beers and talk. After three beers he commented that he needed to stop because they were going to his head. I thought, "What a light-weight! Only three beers?! This will never work." Twenty-eight years and two grown kids later I still call him a "light-weight" when we drink. Yeah, this will never work.

Enjoy the moments, and wishing you many more special sunrises to come.

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 07:31 AM

8. Ah yes, life's best memories!

Good that you are writing it down because all kids love hearing about the day they were born. Itís a birthday tradition in our family.
I wiggled my youngest grand sonís toes when he was in the premie incubator, introduced myself, and told him to hurry up and grow because we were going to have many wonderful adventures together. And we sure have!

Sunny days to you and your family, now one member richer.

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 07:42 AM

9. A beautiful day indeed! Congratulations!

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 08:07 AM

10. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us today TEB

You sure have some wonderful memories .... It's really important to savor the good stuff and keep it in our memories, isn't it? You and your family are so fortunate, you've really been blessed with so many good things in this life. I always love reading your little stories and thoughts, please never stop sharing them with us!

You got me to thinking of how i met my husband. I was at the mall in a bookstore. I had just gotten a cast off my broken leg and went somewhere to walk around a little bit and ended up in Waldenbooks, looking at the bargain book table. I saw this other guy looking, too, I tried to check him out real sly, like, I thought, hmmm, he's okay. And he smiled at me and said "You never find quite what you're looking for at the bargain table, do you?" So we stood there and chatted for a real long time and then he asked me out. That was 32 years ago. and the funny thing is, I tease him now because he hardly ever picks up a book any more!

Congratulations to your family, TEB, I hope all goes well!

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 08:34 AM

12. Lovely story! Thanks for sharing. Wonderful thinks start with looking at a book!

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 08:30 AM

11. Congrats!

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 08:35 AM

13. TEB

How fortunate the little one to be is to join your clan. I am sure the Boog is beside himself with joy waiting for the newest member of his pack to arrive. 💫😉🙂👶

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 08:38 AM

14. Aww. A new baby Democrat

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 08:45 AM

15. Grandpop-to-be (Pop-pop?)!

Congrats when the little one makes an entrance!

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 08:58 AM

16. Aww, grand babies are just amazing.

Enjoy every precious minute!

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 09:04 AM

17. Grandbabies are God's blessing



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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 09:27 AM

18. WONDERFUL NEWS! congrats Grandpa

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 09:42 PM

19. Best of luck to you and your family!

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