The weekend was rather intense. On Friday night, my son and daughter-in-law went to the hospital to start her induction for their second child. We knew it was a boy, brother to Cameron.
The doctor decided to induce at what was officially a week before what was the due date. Two weeks back or so, the doctor had determined that the baby was likely to be big. Cameron had been a big baby – 10 pounds, 3 ounces. This one promised to be big, too.
I got to the hospital early Saturday morning. Things were progressing fast. My wife arrived about an hour after I did. At 10:25 a.m., he was born. Our Cinco de Mayo grandson.
It turns out that he was bigger than his older brother – 10 pounds, 9 ounces. Twenty-one-and-a-half inches long.
Everything went fine. Mom and son are doing fine. Dad is doing fine.
Our family has grown by one.
Welcome, Caden Thomas Young.
You are already well loved.
Photograph: Dad Travis Young introducing the two new brothers, Cameron and Caden. Photograph taken by Grandfather Glynn Young.