Did you know that it snowed on the East Coast this weekend? OK, I know. You knew. Anyways, I did not know that it was really going to happen until Friday at work when I looked at the weather map. It wasn't supposed to affect North Carolina, so I hadn't even thought about it. I didn't care if it snowed in New England but, the map said it was supposed to rain/ice in West Virginia, as well. Guess what we were going to drive through on Saturday? You guessed it. West Virginia.
My cousin John got married this weekend. We had originally planned to drive up to Columbus on Saturday early morning, get there for the wedding and then hang out on Sunday, driving home Monday. Those plans got changed a little bit after we saw the weather forecast. We decided to leave Friday night, stay somewhere close to West Virginia late Friday evening and then head up to Ohio on Saturday morning, with more time to get through any bad weather. Thankfully, the drive up through Virginia, while miserable because of spitting rain, was uneventful. We made it to a Hampton Inn at 11pm and headed out again at 7:30am. The drive through West Virginia wasn't that bad. The snow had come the night before and there was very little on the roads.
Once we hit Ohio, the sun came out! We made it to our hotel by 2pm on Saturday so we had some time to meet up with our family and to talk about the BIG NEWS!!!
At 7:15am on Saturday, I received a text that said, "Baby is on his way!" Holy cow. Why the major shock? She was due in mid December and they were supposed to be on an airplane headed to Columbus that morning! At 1:15pm, we got another text. Baby boy B was born!
He is a tiny 4lb, 2oz baby. For now they are going to keep him in the NICU until he gets a little bit bigger and a little bit stronger. He does have a feeding tube, but I heard that they're trying to bottle feed, as well. He's just a precious little thing. He'll probably be in the NICU for 3-4 weeks. Mom and Dad drove down to New Orleans from Columbus to help with whatever my brother and sister in law need. They should be getting there today sometime. I'm not sure when we'll be able to meet him but we're so excited he's here!
That night, we had a lot to celebrate. We had a wedding, a new baby and a lot of family around to celebrate with. It was a great day.