I remember it so vividly. We got the call that my sister was headed to the hospital to have my first nephew. I immediately started to cry. It felt so wrong that my sister was so far away from family and friends that she couldn’t have those she grew up with celebrate with her.
Bella was 2.5 and the twins were 1. My husband lovingly said I should go. I don’t think my husband knew what to do because that was probably only the second time he’s seen me cry. Haha poor guy.
So I quickly called my parents and asked if I could follow them out. It was quite a ride getting all the updates of the labor. But I was so excited to surprise my sister and brother in law. So we got to Pittsburgh before he had been born so we hung out at the house. We finally got the call that the c section went well and we could go meet Micah. We drove over to the hospital and Jerry met us in the parking garage. It was so cool to see the surprise on his face. I don’t know who had more joy- him or myself. We then decided that my parents would go in first and then Jerry would come out after a no it or two and bring me in. Those moments of waiting outside the room, waiting, listening to my parents gush over their newest grandson and joy over the healthy delivery, were so amazing. Finally came the time. Jerry came out of the room and grabbed me. He walked in ahead of me and as I came around and saw her and Micah it was beautiful. She was totally shocked and I was so happy and proud. I was so happy that I got to love on my sister and brother and my new nephew.
I stayed one night and went back the next day before heading home. I got tons of Micah snuggles. It was glorious. It was so hard to have to leave. And it has been hard for my kids not to be able to grow up with their cousins on a regular basis. But to see the joy when we tell our kids that we are going to go see their cousins is totally awesome.
We love you Micah and can’t wait to celebrate your birthday with you soon!