So Friday morning when Grant got the call, we got dressed and sped, and I mean SPED over to their house.  Good thing it was 1 am and no po-pos were out.  I think we both had this vision in our minds of when the water breaks, she’d be minutes from giving birth (ok, I know not minutes, but soon!) but apparently that isn’t true because when we got there, they were still getting their bags together, Julie was filling out her paperwork for the hospital, eating a banana and their doctor said they had plenty of time (how do they know that?!)…Kwame showed me all the things Kijana needed in the morning (shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, clothes), how he will probably cry for his mama first thing in the morning.  After almost 2 hrs, they left for the hospital and Grant and I went to sleep in the guest room.  Then at 6:30, Kijana was awake and wanting his mom in his sweet, little voice “mommy? mooommmy?”  Grant and I jumped out of bed and told him that we got to get him ready this morning because his mom and dad went to the hospital because Jada is coming!  So, we get to take him to school!  He looked at us, looked away, thinking, looked at us and in my mind I’m praying he doesn’t start crying and throwing a fit.  Thankfully, he looked at us with his sleepy eyes and said, “you wana see my toys?”  You bet I do!!  Ha ha ha!  So he spent a few minutes showing us some of his toys, then we had to convince him to shower and I helped him do that and get dressed and everything.  We made it off to school in time and just as we were dropping him off, Kwame sent a text “baby coming soon.”  It was all so exciting!!  But we were exhausted and had to go to work.  So we went home and showered and then got the text “8lbs, 4 oz”.  We went to the hospital to say congrats to peek at the new arrival and then went to work.  It was hard to work because I just wanted to go and hold the baby!! But I worked through lunch so I could leave early.  Grant picked Kijana up from school, swung by the house and picked me up, then we all went to the hospital together.

How adorable is she?!  So tiny, so beautiful! Then, of course, we all had to take turns holding her…


  Kijana was curious about Jada…  Then not….then curious again…

 It was amazing seeing his initial reaction to the whole thing…he was so scared to touch her. He wanted to hold her very much, but absolutely REFUSED when we kept wanting to get a picture of him kissing her. But he was insistent that he was going to help take care of mommy and Jada.  Awwww….


Ok, then he was ready to give her back!

 Then some of Kwame’s soccer players came to visit. They were all terrified to even hold her…good birth control, I say!  🙂

After we had our baby fix, we took Kijana with us so that Kwame and Julie could have some alone time. But first we had to stop by the athletic training room so Grant could get a basketball player a walking boot.  Just before we left, a few basketball players were shooting hoops in the gym and Kijana wanted to play with them.  One guy was nice enough to help out:

 He was so happy!!

Player: “You wana play basketball when you grow up?”

Kijana: “Ya, I like baketball” (no, it’s not misspelled, that’s how he says it)

Player: “Well, you better eat your carrots and broccoli so you can grow big and tall”

 Kijana: “I don’t like carrots!” (duh!)

Man, I guess he told him! Ha ha!  The players started cracking up. It was pretty hilarious cuz this kid has no problem telling you exactly how he feels.  After we went to our house and ordered pizza and tried to find “Kijana shows” (ya, we don’t know what cartoons are on and are suitable for this little man) we took him home to his dad.  His mom and sister would be coming home the next day.  But Kijana and Grant were inseparable…

  Awww!  Then the next day, Julie and Jada came home and of course we went over to hold her and say hello.  I made a big batch of spaghetti to bring them (so they wouldn’t have to cook) and some delicious cider donuts (one of the best discoveries since moving to Vermont!) Is she not the cutest?! Sigh.


 Ok. Now I’m done gushing over this cute baby!