4/21/2009

And the Hits Just Keep On Coming...

Two giant family events in one week. And it's only Tuesday...

You might have read my post about what's happening with my dad. Let's call that major family event #1. Here's what happened today...

My cousin Craig's wife, Carolyn, had gastric lap band surgery some time last year. Since then, she has said that she's had some strange feelings in her stomach. Early this morning, she woke up experiencing some pretty severe stomach pains. She had also... umm... well, let's just say that she thought she had wet herself. Her first thought was that something had gone wrong with the surgery. Maybe the band had slipped or something. So her and Craig went to the hospital. Well, to make a short story even shorter, Harrington Treece Lowman was born today.

Now, for those of you that think the story was missing a middle, don't feel left out. As it turns out, it's actually possible to not know you're pregnant. (I mean, TV told me it was. But I doubted. I'm sorry TV. I'll never doubt you again.)

The baby, mom and dad are all great. My initial thought (and most of what I've been trying to wrap my brain around all day) was how do you go through the entire preparation for having a baby in the span of a few hours? Usually, you've got nine months to prepare mentally, emotionally, and physically for the pitter-patter of little feet. But how do you do all of that in 10 hours?

But I'm excited! Why? Because of how excited Craig and Carolyn are! If it were me, I would be freaking out. But they're stoked. And on top of that, they came up with a great name in no time!

So pray for Craig, Carolyn, and baby Harrington (who I'm hoping they'll call Harry).

Someone once told me that big things happen in threes. Two down. Let's see what's next...

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