Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love at First Sight

Okay, now I get it.  Why Grandparents are so looney over their grandchildren.  It was definitely love at first sight for me.
Cadel's name was inspired by the winner of the 2011
Tour de France, Cadel Evans.  My son and his wife are obsessive sports fans.

Here is the proud Papa,, standing next to his Alma Mater's flag, which they had hanging in their room.

He looks very much like his father at birth, except for the nose, and the fact that his dad weight nearly two times as much.  Cadel was very tired yesterday, as were his parents.

They look good, don't they?

And here is a very happy Uncle Chad.  He is ecstatic and can hardly wait for Cadel to be walking so he can take him to the Aquarium.

We had quite an adventure, just getting to the hospital yesterday.  I'm here without a car, and Chad does not have one.  Finally, at about 1:30 I told Chad I was heading for the bus and would meet him in downtown Seattle.  So off I went down the wooded path again to the shopping center.  Two minutes after I got to the Park and Ride, the bus arrived.  I was in town at Nordstrom in less than 10 minutes!
Chad and I met at a coffee shop, and then waited for an hour for a friend of his to come pick us up.  He had put a request for a ride out on Facebook, and a friend who he meditates with came to the rescue.  She was able to get us to the hospital, but we would still have to get home.
When we arrived at the hospital campus, we started walking around trying to find the birth center.  Then a wonderful woman, a nurse who was just going off duty, saw that we were confused, and she accompanied us to the center.  We would never have found it without her.  She must have recognized an anxious Grandmother and wanted to help me.
Finally, we called my niece, who had the day off as it turns out, and could have been driving us all day!!!  But we didn't know.  She came and got us and brought us home.
It was a long day, but such a thrill, and as usual, Chad and I had a wonderful time together.  We never run out of things to talk about.


Pat said...

I'm glad it all worked out and you and Chad managed to get to the hospital....finally (and back home, too). What a little cutie new member of your family!!!

andsewon said...

What a sweet bundle Cadel is! Congrats Grandmama! Took my breath away when I held my first grandchild! So happy you all made it to hospital and got a ride back home too!

Tangos Treasures said...

Yay!! Congratulations!!

Marls said...

Congratulations to the proud parents and Grandmother. Glad everyone looks well and healthy. Love the name - Cadel Evans of course is a bit of a hero Down Under

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

What a sweet baby - they do steal your heart in an instant - and the fun is just beginning!

Jean said...

awwwww. Nothing's better than being a grandma!!!!!!!!