Grandma Heaven

Grandma Murphy and Baby Abigail

This has been a great week. It started getting exciting when my daughter-in-law, Caila called at 11:40 PM on Tuesday night to tell us that her water had broken and that she had felt 4 contractions. This is usually pretty normal when you are expecting a baby, but this time it was five weeks before her actual due date. Needless to say, our adrenaline began racing. Caila said that they were going to go to the hospital and check in and they would call us to let us know the status. Kevin and I decided that we would try to get a couple hours of sleep before we drove to Redlands Hospital where she was to deliver. At 2:29 AM we got a call from Brian and he told us that Caila was checked into the hospital and had been given her epidural. So Kevin and I hopped in the shower and got on the road about an hour later. It’s about an hour and a half drive from our house in Carlsbad to the hospital. While we were on the road, at 3:48 AM Brian called us again to let us know that Abigail Christine arrived at 2:42 AM…just 13 minutes after the last time we had spoken! Caila only pushed for about 5 minutes and out Abigail came! Wow, that was fast…from 11:40 PM to 2:42 AM…3 hours and 2 minutes from beginning to end! Kevin and I arrived at the hospital about an hour later and we were able to see Brian and Caila but Abigail had been admitted to the NICU since she was preterm and only weighed in at 5lbs 1 oz. She’s a trooper though, she never needed oxygen, she had a bit of distressed breathing but her oxygen levels were good so she was able to work through it. I was able to give Brian my Iphone and he took it up to the NICU and took a couple of pictures for me. What a little angel! Grandpa Kevin and I couldn’t be more excited! Well I take that back, I think Abigail’s brother, Hudson was pretty excited that Abigail had finally arrived too.

Big Brother Hudson, Grandma Murphy and Baby Abby

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About Moqqi

I was born in the Midwest but I have actually lived more of my life on the West Coast. I am looking forward to that day when I once again am living in the Midwest. Hopefully that will mean that I am retired and getting to live life at a bit of a slower pace! I've been married to the same guy for 36 years! We met when he was working for a semi-pro hockey team and I was selling tickets to the games. He also played hockey at an amateur and college level and I think I fell instantly in love when we went ice skating together and he saved me from crashing when someone behind me fell (I was skating backwards, he was skating forward, so we were facing each other.) and he reached out with his big, strong arms and grabbed both of my upper arms and just stopped me dead in my tracks to make sure I didn't fall over the person. My Hercules! I have two children, a son and a daughter. My son is an Registered Nurse and works in an ICU. He is married to a wonderful girl that I couldn't have hand picked better. They have produced the absolute, most cute and adorable Grandchildren that anyone could ask for! My daughter is now a Fifth Grade teacher. She has a joy and passion for teaching and loving her students that is not seen in many teachers these days. She truly found her calling. I have this blog because I thought it would be nice to have a place that I could share what is going on in our lives and I also just love to tell stories. I'm not a writer per se, but I do love a good story. Even if it's just a short little quip!
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