Pat McCarthy is the author of a dozen nonfiction books for children and young adults. She has published numerous stories, articles, puzzles and quizzes in magazines for children and adults. She teaches for the Institute of Children's Literature. She has also written encyclopedia articles and school curriculum. Pat is a retired elementary school teacher who subs to remain in touch with kids. Her hobbies are photography, travel, birding and scrapbooking.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Baby Kolton Has Arrived

While Kay and Becky were here, my grand-niece Heather had her third baby. Her brother, Adam, spent the night at the house so he was there with the kids when they left at 5:30 to go to the hospital and have them induce labor. Kay and I went out at 9:00 and stayed all day. Kolton made his appearance at 12:02. There almost wasn't a doctor to deliver him! Heather's doctor broke her water, then went to see another patient. Tina, Heather's mom, saw the baby coming and ran across to the break room and asked, "Is there a doctor in here?" Someone said, "Dr. Brown is here." She said, "Well, get over here! This baby's coming." He came over and delivered the baby! When we got the news, we all got in my van and went to the hospital to see him. Carson and Madison were quite intrigued with their new little brother and got to hold him. He was born on Monday, and on Friday and Saturday evenings, Kay and I babysat for him. Heather and Brandon took Carson and Madison to the fair. I guess Heather recovered pretty fast. Nothing stops people from attending the Great Darke County Fair! Kolton Alan Gray weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, exactly the same as his big brother and a pound more than his sister. When she took him to the doctor this week, he weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces.



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