Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Chelsea's School of Hard "Knox"

Our second daughter, Chelsea, had been anticipating becoming a "mom" for a long time.  She completed her fourth year of teaching elementary school with about a month to prepare for the arrival of her son due on June 29th..  The timing was good, because Thomas would have a few weeks' break from medical school to help them all adjust to life with baby. Bob and I scheduled a flight to San Antonio on June 22nd.

The last month or two, Chelsea had been diagnosed with high blood pressure now and then.  At one point in time, an associate doctor admitted her to the hospital over the weekend to monitor her condition.  So when her doctor saw her a few weeks later, and her blood pressure was again elevated, they decided it was time to bring this pregnancy to an end.  She was admitted to the hospital and they began the IV with medicines to induce labor.

Knox Thomas Bosen entered the world on June 19, 2015 at 4:53 PM. He weighed 7 lbs 2 oz and was 21 3/4 in. long. But he certainly didn't come the easy way.  He was positioned sideways, causing Chelsea to endure a long and painful three hours of pushing to get him out.  He arrived with a misshaped, bruised, and blistered head, and Chelsea was left without feeling in one leg for several days after delivery.  They kept her in the hospital 3 more days until she could walk and regain strength in her arms (left weak after all the hard pushing) to be able to nurse the "little man" as they lovingly call him.

In general. good things don't come easily, and this was certainly the case with Knox.  But we are so happy to have grandbaby number seven here, healthy, strong, as as cute as can be.  He is truly our precious gift of gold!  Grandma and Grandpa sure love you!

The end of that week, Bob and I drove over to The Woodlands for a few days to take care of business, and I spent a little time with my friend, Millie.  The following week, we drove down to South Padre Island for a couple of days.  We didn't get enough beach time, but did some family business and got together with Tom and Mel and saw their beautiful new home and "craft cottage".

Back in San Antonio, we took a little outing to try our hand at "Top Golf", only to find the place packed with people willing to wait all day in line.  So a quick trip to Costco was all we managed.  Instead of golf, we had a blast playing the lawn game, Molkky, while Knox slept.


We removed an ugly Mulberry tree from the front yard, along with some untamed ornamental grass, planted a crepe myrtle, and did a little work around the house.

But most of the time, we just enjoyed Knox!


 Welcome to the Goodman Family, Knox!

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