We went through the Christmas and New Year holidays expecting the arrival of Gene and Amy's first child but he was too shy to face the crowds at the family dinners and stayed in hiding. Eight days after his due date, Grayson Phares Stauffer finally made his appearance at 1:38 a.m. on January 5. He weighed in at 6 lb. 14 oz. and is eighteen inches long. His middle name is in honor of his great-grandfather.
Some of our friends add grandchildren to their families every year but it's been seven years since we last had a new grandchild. Obviously, we were excited about this baby's arrival and went to the hospital to see him last evening. He seems bewildered by this strange new world and not sure he likes it. But he's a Stauffer and he'll learn to adapt.
A Grandma's Brag Page would not be complete without pictures so here he is in the very first day of his life.
We'll get better pictures after he has time to adjust to living in this world but this is enough to confirm he is a little cutie. We are so thankful for a healthy normal baby.
"Every new child comes with the message that God has not yet despaired of mankind."