Much to my consternation, I didn't make it to Roseville,
California Kaiser Hospital in time to greet my new grandson. After one false start last week, Alex and Laura decided not to call until Laura was actually admitted to the hospital and, since the Sacramento area is a good two plus hour drive from San Mateo, traffic and weather permitting, I arrived after his debut. Much to her relief, I'm sure, Laura's labor was pretty brief and sweet Isaac was all swaddled and resting comfortably in his daddy's arms when I arrived.
With both children, Alex and Laura declined to know the sex of their baby in advance. I was so delighted that their firstborn, Harper, was a girl. Having given birth to THREE sons, I wanted the delight of having a girl in the family. This time, I wanted a boy! How nice of Alex, with his determining chromosome, to accommodate his mother!
Isaac Vukasinovic arrived at 0054 on February 6, 2016. He
weighed in at 7 lbs. 15 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long.
Both uncles were waiting with me at the Vukasinovic home when the baby arrived. We had a celebration though Isaac slept through most of it. His "big" sister, Harper, was clamoring to hold him and, occasionally, with mom carefully supervising, she was allowed to do so.
Uncle Jeremy ( left ), Uncle Shawn ( in his Air Force uniform ) and dad, Alex ( right )
Uncle Jeremy ( who will start his new position in Chicago next week ) with his nephew
Harper LOVES her uncles!
What beautiful smiles from Mommy and Harper!
I wish I weren't living so far away in San Mateo. I hope I can
get to Sacramento a few times before my departure to India
on April 13th. I will fly first to Tampa, with my good friend
with whom I've been staying. After a three day visit with
Charlene Payton, my friend of over 45 years, Kris and I will board Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Seas ( my first cruise in over five years ), for a two week transatlantic crossing which ends up in Barcelona. After five days there, Kris and I will fly to India. She will stay with me for six weeks - I am so excited to actually have a friend with me in India. We'll go to Goa and Jaipur and some other places. I haven't planned our complete itinerary yet. She returns to the U. S. mid-June but I'll stay on in India till around the first of November.
By the time I get back home, baby Isaac will be so different. I'm hoping Alex will be better about Skype than he has been in the past!!!