So this Grandparents thing is fun and getting easier. June 15, 2017, a day that will live in our hearts for a long time. Grandson number 3, grandchild number 4, all in one little package. Henry Louis Dubreuil (yes, he shares his Mother and big sister’s last name) was born in record time. We had places that day to meet Logan and Maureen at an apartment they had rented for us so we would be closer to their house and then go out for Thursday dinner. We went to lunch with some friends that had come down from Portsmouth, NH, and got a message from Logan that Maureen had gone home early not feeling well! (the exclamation point was Logan’s.) After lunch, we heard from Logan again that he was heading home and we headed their way as well, planning to be there about 4. On the way, we took a little time and stopped near the shore where the water was very active.
When we got to the house, Maureen was pretty obviously in labor. After about 20 minutes, she and Logan were out the door and we were sitting down to dinner with Simone. Later that evening, after Simone had gone to bed, Ellyn called Maureen’s mother, whom we are good friends with, and she blurted out that the baby had been born and was a boy before she realized that we had not heard yet. Logan called us while we were on that call with the news. It turned out that Henry was born about 2 hours after they had left the house.
So, now we knew it was a boy but it would be a couple more days before we would find out his name. Simone was a little weepy sometimes when she had to come home without Mama and Papa, but she was mostly very good for us. Logan and Maureen came home with Henry two day later and we were able to go back to our own bed. Maureen’s parents also came and the whole family was able to get together for a picture.
So now we come by to help entertain Simone and get some baby holding time and will be in the area for a couple of months before heading West.