Monday, May 19, 2008

Meet My Grandson - Tyler Bradley

Just a quick note to let you know that my grandson, Tyler Bradley, has finally arrived. Yesterday, when I said I thought it would be a long day for Michelle and the baby - I had no idea. It was a long and brutal labor and delivery. Tyler was born at 6:16 a.m. Monday morning after a 30 hour labor.

Today this is what I know:

my daughter is an incredibly strong and strong-minded person

my son-in-law is tender and loving - and he LOVES my daughter the same way my husband loves me

my husband is an incredible father to a laboring daughter

my younger daughters are invaluable labor coaches

our family works well together through stress, pain, and fear and joy

I am totally in love with my little 6 pound grandson

When there are no words adequate - when there are no thoughts comprehendable - there are lots and lots of happy tears. (They just won't stop flowing)

our lives have been forever changed.


Judy said...

All that hair! Love it! Love him! Can't wait to meet him! Please give Michelle and everyone all our love. We miss you and so wish we could be there to get our hands on that little guy!!!

gail@more than a song said...

Oh he's so adorable! And look at all that hair, so cute.
30 hours, wow! I'm so glad for her it's over now...congratulations to your daughter and hubby and your whole family! I know it's so exciting for you.

M&M_Mama said...

YEEEEAAAHHHH! I was so excited when I heard. Tyler...what a strong (cute) name! I am so proud of Michelle for a 30 hour labor and Brad for sticking with her. I am so happy for all of you. I admire you for keeping him such a secret, Robin. You are one trustworthy friend. Yesterday I told Mesa that Michelle was going to have her baby very soon. Then I told her, "We will have to check Robin's blog to see what it will be." Mesa looked very puzzled and said, "Robin has a blog about Captain Michelle?" I laughed out loud and told her even when your kids grow up you can still blog about them because you still love them very much. Pretty funny. So happy for you all!

Barb said...

I can't tell you how happy I am for you Robin. And yes, your life changed today in a way that's going to constantly amaze you for rest of your own life.

Your poor daughter. I know about watching your daughter labor like that. In our case it ended in surgery, but my word, how she suffered for two days. I'm sorry it was so hard for her, but it sounds like she had a whole family full of support surrounding her.

He's absolutely gorgeous. Oh, I know how much you already love him!

Susan said...

Hi . . . I've been lurking at your blog for a while now, and just had to de-lurk long enough to say Congratulations on the birth of your little grandson! I just couldn't resist! LOL He is precious, and I know you are so proud of your daughter and her little family. God bless you!

Anonymous said...

Tyler is absolutely beautiful! WE can't wait to meet him ~ I hope we don't have to wait until he is nearly two!

Give Michelle and Brad a big hug and let them know how excited we are for them. Praying Michelle heals quickly.

Enjoy being Mia, I can't wait!

Love your amazing family, Wish we were there, Great Aunt Debbie

Donnetta (momrn2) said...

Absolutely wonderful! Rejoicing that all are well. Now just praying for some rest for all of them!!


Mark, Casey, Jenny & Jacob McKinnon said...

Hi, guys! Got the link to your blog from Kelsey's...just in time to hear the exciting news! guys will be the best grandparents. All is well here...we need to come visit soon!

Casey Jo, Mark, Jenny & Jacob McKinnon

Karen said...

I'm so happy for you, Robin! Congratulations to everyone -- you have an amazing family. I look forward to getting to know little Tyler through your blog:)

Tiffany said...

Congrats!! The little guy is so cute!! Tell your daughter we are praying for her and her hubby!

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for your whole family. My kids think his name should be Captain Tyler. Regan said, "Captain Brad is the Daddy and Captain Michelle is the Mommy. I thought it was funny.