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We got the call at 4am.  Husband rolled over and smiled, “It’s GO-TIME!”

We scrambled out of bed and ran around with 4am excitement ruling everything we did.  For the most part we got everything in the car that was meant to come with us, then off we went into a dark, foggy driving rain.

We live in South Texas, they in North Texas: we had a good 4.5 hour drive ahead of us.

When Boy and Girl arrived at the hospital, they were told that the baby would arrive by noonish.  Whew.  We’d make the birth!  But about an hour later, labor ramped and it looked like FB would be born between 9-10am.  By our calculations, we would arrive about 9:30.  It was going to be close, especially since we were slowed down by the fierce rain storm.

Soon, I got a text from one of Boy’s/Girl’s friend that was with everyone in the labor room.  We were getting a play-by-play!


pushing and yelling (this one made me ache for Girl as she went all natural, no drugs)

we see hair!


Modern technology is a wonder.  Each time my phone alerted we held our breath.  Is he here?  Are they OK?

We finally got one that simply said: HERE!

…and then the first pic of that sweet sweet baby.

He was born at 9:06; we arrived at 9:30.  Yet, felt like we had been there for each contraction.

FB is no longer FB.  His new name, at least here, will be E.

Here are E’s dets: 8 pounds 12 ounces, 20.5 inches long.

At times he looks like Boy, then he turns his head and looks like Girl.  This morning they sent me a pic and it took my breath away.  Looks just like boy looked.


No more waiting.  Our grandson is here!

He's HERE: Baby E







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  1. Congratulations Grandma T! Let the joyous fun begin!

  2. Congratulations Mrs./Grandma Tucker!!! What a wonderful Valentine’s gift! E is beautiful!

    And now that awesome whirlwind ride really begins! I am so happy for you!

    • We left yesterday and have twice requested a pic be sent to us. Ooooo, he’s already growing up!

      Yes, we’re those ridiculous people!

  3. Beautiful baby! Congrats! I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of our first in April and this post made me so excited 🙂

  4. Congrats! My heart bursts with happiness for y’all!

  5. Congratulations Grandma Tucker! He is adorable! I love that you were included in the delivery via texting! So happy you could experience that play by play! Question…….why are you not staying to help hold E and help pamper Girl and Boy?
    Sending you a big welcoming HUG to Grandmahood!

  6. Oh Congratulations!!! And have FUN!!

  7. He’s darling!! So beautiful! Would you like to post this on my What to do Weekends party? Following you now also. Linda

  8. Congrats Gramma Tucker! Sounds like he’s a champion !

  9. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww …. is this your first? Beautiful baby. Really!!

  10. E is absolutely adorable! Congratulations to all. So glad everything went well and the precious prize was awarded to a very deserving, loving family! Enjoy!!

  11. Oh the thrill of it all.. beautiful little grandbaby and I’m in
    the same mode at this time.. my girl has only three weeks
    left of her 4th child.. we don’t know the gender because
    mom and dad have three little boys and this one will be
    the ‘surprise of the century’…
    How very exciting for you and your family.
    Bless you all.

  12. Congratulations! Stopping by via Family Home and Life Grandparents Say It Saturday.

  13. Cute. As. A. BUTTON!!! OMGoodness he is adorable! Just think of what awaits you! Dinosaurs! Dump Trucks! Fire Engines! and the rest of the best – hugs and kisses and snuggles! I am SO happy for you! There’s just “something” about little boys and their grandmas….total devoted love!

  14. Nothing is better than being at the birth of a grandchild! I’ve been at 2 births – both daughters. I was happy they let me at the birth. Initially, they said, “no”. For my daughter in law, I arrived a little late because we were 3 hours away! Grandchildren are the BEST!!

    • We missed the birth by 30 minutes, but being able to be there for the sweet addition, and for our children, was amazing.

  15. How exciting and congrats on the beautiful Grandson! My Grandson is almost two and the love of my life! It is such an exciting time!

  16. What a beautiful baby! Congratulations!

  17. Angie - EasyLivingMom.com says

    He’s perfect! Thank you so much for sharing at my link party – I really enjoyed reading this 🙂


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