Today I Became a Grandfather

It was 2:00 a.m.  Wednesday.  December 28, 2011.  I awoke with a start.  I reached over and in the dark, grabbed my Blackberry and logged in.  There were no messages. 

Lauren was in the hospital.  In labor.  She was to begin “pushing” at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday.  It was now 6 hours later.  And no calls.  No messages.  Not a whisper.  My mind raced.  Is she okay?   I sent a quick email.  “Hi LP.  Am awake.  Let us know how things are if you are able.  Love, dad.”  Then I fell back to a restless sleep.

Two hours later – at 4:00 a.m. – the phone rang.  One of those middle-0f-the-night, big news, calls.  I grabbed the phone.   It was Lauren.  Now I can’t recall exactly what Lauren said but suffice to say it was something like she is nine pounds exactly, twenty-one and a half inches and she’s a 9 on Dr. Virginia Apgar’s famous test (1952).  Thank God.  Welcome to the world.  My grandchild.   

Donna and I talked, laughed, and fell back to sleep.  

I haven’t met her yet (that comes later this morning) but I know that she is special.  Beautiful.  Wonderful.  The best.  I can’t believe it.  Today I became a grandfather

2 thoughts on “Today I Became a Grandfather

  1. peter lodato

    grand news i am very happy for the 2 new grandparents and i know pete petersen is happy also even though he is not with us here in our everyday newsbreaking world now comes the grat part being a grampa and grama you 2 will do just fine you come from good stock cousin peter lodato

  2. Joe Homberger

    Scott, Great news! I can tell you that on this Happy Day a new chapter in your lives has started and, as I am just finishing my first year as a Grampa, I can also say it only gets better and better. Again,congratulations and all my very best. Joe

  3. Barb Dahlberg

    Congrats Mormor and Morfar!!! Super news – looking forward to seeing more pics. God bless this new little angel – how awesome. Hugs and kisses to all! Love, Barb and Wayne

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