Today we were going to go into the City and have Elder and Sister Lems take us out to Watson Bay. A beautiful beach area I am told, with the best fish and chips in Sydney.
At 5 a.m. our daughter, Cambria called to say she was admitted to the hospital and getting close to delivering their 3rd child. Monty and I were both very excited for this new ones arrival. No one knew what the sex of this child was, not even the parents. Since we all knew the sex of #1 and #2 child, Cambria and Josh decided to not find out and have a surprise birth. How excited we all were to find out who would be joining our family. We hurried, got ready for the day and rushed down to the office to hook up to Facetime.
I was concerned about missing the birth of this grandchild. I have been to most of our grandchildren's arrival into the world and I had been feeling sad that I would miss this birth. Well, this actually turned out to be a pretty amazing experience. Here we are halfway around the world in Sydney Australia, connected to Facetime with perfect visual and audio. It was so wonderful that Josh and Cambria are so willing to share this special experience with us. It was also very interesting to hear the doctor tell Cambria to "push" and watch this strong woman push as hard as she could, then, stop, turn, look at the phone, smile at us, and casually pick up where we had left off on our earlier conversation. I think it was only 3 or 4 pushes before the baby was born. They had one of the nurses video record Josh, Cambria and Lynlee as they brought the baby out and lay the child on Mommy's tummy and announce, It's a BOY!". I think we were all expecting a girl but oh so happy to have another precious little boy. We were able to see him as soon as he was cleaned up and once again another Penrod with lots and lots of dark hair. Mr. Nameless weighted 7 lbs 11 oz and 19 inches long.
How lucky are we to live in a world with modern technology that allows us to be part of this special experience when we are so far away? When I asked Josh how he felt about having a new baby in the house he pointed out this is child number 3 and he is in his 3rd year of medical school...it should be a perfect baby.
I am always so impressed with Josh and Cambria, they make a good team. They are doing an outstanding job balancing the heavy demands of medical school, parenting, and spiritual strength. I love this little family. So grateful to Heavenly Father with blessing us with each of our wonderful and gifted children and their spouses. I am also, excited to be a grandmother to 10 of our Heavenly Fathers special little spirits. They touch my heart each day and make me happy to be called Grandma.