I’m in Boston for the birth of my first grandchild — 4:41 a.m. ET, 19 inches long, 7 lbs. 8 oz. And he shows great test-taking aptitude, having scored 9 on his Apgar.
The baby is fine but decided to be born facing the wrong way, resulting in a very difficult delivery for Erin. She’ll need some recovery time, but is otherwise okay.
I was unceremoniously ushered out of the room when the birthing process began in earnest and so haven’t been able to meet my new grandson yet.
My third son, Tyler, is about to graduate with a degree in chemical engineering. He’s heading to Texas A&M to work on a doctorate. LSU has already offered him a faculty position once he gets his Ph.D.!
He is engaged to be married in June, which will make for a hectic summer — with a cross-country move, honeymoon, and all.
For you gaming fans, my youngest, Philip, a student at UA, has posted a mod to Minecraft. A review of his mod has already received more than 2,000,000 hits! (Unless you’re into gaming, this won’t make much sense.)
(Apologies for the profanity from the reviewers.)
Meanwhile, my oldest, Chris, is working hard with his church planting team at Quincy for Christ — Quincy for Christ.
As for me, well, I’ve not passed a kidney stone in a month — which is a very nice change of pace (Thanks for the prayers. They’re working!) But now I’m struggling with back pain — a highly inflamed SI joint.
I actually had the back problem before the stones. But the brain can only process one serious pain at a time, meaning the back was no problem during the hospital stays for kidney stones — but passing kidney stones is not really the recommended way to deal with back problems!
I’ve lost 22 pounds and am doing physical therapy, with little relief. But I think it’s the right course — I just need to lose more weight and keep on exercising.
In short, despite the back problems, it’s been an exciting time around the Guin household.