(Nicknamed "Baby Bear" for now, and Jay is for Michelle's grandfather who passed away 2 years ago)
The last day of our Arizona trip ended with a phone call from Michelle saying she was in the hospital because Barrett decided he needed to be born 3 weeks early. We kept in touch via cell phone as we drove for 10 hours to get home. Jaron and Michelle described a pretty exciting birth. Michelle was not feeling any pain until they broke her water, and in less than an hour, and with no medication whatsoever, Barrett made a grand entrance. And when I say 'grand', Jaron describes the event by saying that after only 2 pushes, he "shot out and was practically airborne, and the doctor barely made it into the room to catch him!" He is a beautiful baby and definitely looks like he is a brother to Gavin and Sawyer, but maybe looks a bit more like Gavin. He weighed 7 lbs. 3 ozs. and was 20 inches long. He had a little bit of trouble breathing for the first few hours, but now is doing fine. Below is a quick snap in the hospital. I'll take a 'formal' newborn portrait in a few days.
This makes our tenth grandchild, and we feel so blessed!!!!