Monday, January 17, 2011

Meet Barrett Jay

Barrett Jay
(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!!!!