This morning I was first privileged to see my cousin Luke and his bride, Nicole's first baby boy. One day old Keagan is oh so cute. I really don't remember my boys ever being that tiny. Well, Carter wasn't that tiny because he was a good 9 lbs. 9 oz.. Yes, you heard it right! Keagan weighed in at 9 lbs. 3 oz.. A big baby but, I still think he looks so small. Carter was huge. (Maybe his head was just bloated from me having so much water weight. I had gained a whoppin 54 lbs. during my first pregnancy with severe pitting edema.) Whatever the case - children grow up too quickly. Savor every moment for they really are a blessing from the Lord. Congratulations Luke and Nicole!
After the baby visit I went on my way to see my buddy, Joe. His casting appointment was completed sooner than expected so Kay and him were waiting for me to arrive. I welcomed him with some homegrown tomatoes, cucumbers and squash. He looks great and fiesty as ever. His coloring and weight is very good. We strolled over to Applebee's to have lunch. Two of his sons joined as well. The conversation was lively. I really was able to learn more about Joe and his family. All the antics a family of eight kids can provide living in the city of St. Louis. It was later that Joe and his wife moved to Bonne Terre, Missouri.
One of the first things Joe mentioned about the first sixty miles on their journey up to St. Louis today is that he drove! He was very proud of that fact. He later mentioned it to his boys and they joked with him asking him if they needed to give him lessons. I think they were a little surprised.Joe will start his stereotactic radiation the week of August 20. It will be scheduled on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Kay mentioned that she will be in contact with the nurse case manager to see if he can stay at the Hope Lodge during that week. ON a funny note: Joe refers to me as Peacoat Kate. I mentioned to him that this radiation session he will not have a peacoat. He laughed. After saying our goodbyes I was able to chat with my Siteman parking attendant friend, Tomyra.
Today was a good day. Seeing a baby and my buddy. The two "B's".