Thursday, October 19, 2006


On October 7th and 8th, 2006, when Keaton was 5 days old, Mary, Gramma Karrin's younger sister came to visit. We all had fun visiting, and Aunt Mary brought some dress up clothes for Kyleigh, a hat for Jaeger and nice presents for Karrin, whose birthday was the following week.

I had asked Jaeger about what he is going to be for Halloween (a cowboy)
and he took this pose, as how a cowboy stands, with no prompting from me.

Kyleigh dressed up in a bunch of items Aunt Mary brought, and developed an ingenious way of taking care of the slip straps being too long, but cinching them up with small hair rubber bands.

At one point this night, little Keaton had his meal, and then while sitting on my lap, proceeded to spew it all over Gramma, and himself. Kristen had not brought any extra clothes, so was going to go home, while Gramma held the baby wrapped in a blanket. My sister Mary, having never seen Kristen's house wanted to go with her.

After they left, knowing that Kristen had just had the baby earlier in the week, and had only been home 3 days, asked Kyleigh what their house looked like. Kyleigh said her room wasn't too bad, a little messy. I asked what Jaeger's room looked like and she stated it looked like a pig sty. Jaeger, who had been busy playing with the Lego pirate set on the floor, and whom I didn't think was listening to our conversation, all of a sudden started oinking. It was so funny, it still makes me smile to think about it.


On October 2nd, approximately 1:55 a.m., Kristen called me and told me it was time, her water had broke and that she thought she was in labor, and had been for about an hour. She had called Katie, to see if she would come stay with Kyleigh and Jaeger, and had not woken Jeff yet. I told her to call me when they were headed to the hospital. She called about 40 minutes later, and we all headed to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, arriving at 3 a.m. to the birthing center.

They finally got her into a room, and gowned, and got the monitors set up, and finally ended up checking how far along she was about 3:40, and she was 6 cm dilated. About 10 minutes later the doctor arrived, and said she was 8. He broke the remaining water, and everything went pretty fast after that. Right at the point we could see the little head, Kristen said she was tired of pushing, and she hurt. After some coaxing, and not much more time, little Keaton Charles Walter Boatwright made his presence known in this world at 4:26 a.m. He did not like the nasty drops they put in his eyes, he did not like them carting him around and weighing him naked, but he calmed down pretty quick, and has been a sweetheart ever since.

He is adored by his big brother and sister, and Jaeger told me today, when Keaton and Jaeger came to visit, that Keaton when he is upset, likes to hear singing. And Jaeger burst into the A,B,C song, and he did quiet right down. even though he was starving to death!

He weighed in at 8 pounds, 9 ounces, 21 inches long.