Benjamin Willys Larson!

Welcome Benjamin!

What a privilege to finally hold this dear, sweet boy in my arms!

I flew out of Minneapolis around 11am Saturday and arrived at the hospital with time to spare.  (I took the Super Shuttle from the airport and the rest of the passengers, upon hearing that I was on my way to the birth of my first grandson, convinced the driver to drop me off first!)

Ali was resting comfortably when I got to the room, and we had a relaxing couple of hours visiting with Ali’s dad, Chip, and Arlene, Amber and DJ. At 4:00pm we all headed to the family waiting room while Ali and Matt began the final phase of labor.  After 3 hours of pushing and trying to re-position Benjamin (he was trying to enter the world sideways), the doctors decided it was best to deliver him via c-section. The next hour seemed like an eternity while we waited anxiously, praying and pacing the hall, hoping to hear any minute…

Finally, we heard the great news! Our little sweetheart arrived around 8:00pm on January 7, 2012, weighing 7 pounds, 2 ounces, 20.4″ long and a 14″ head! We got to visit briefly with Benjamin and Matt for awhile, and later with Ali. Everyone is doing well, relieved that he is here and safe!

Here is a quote from Ali, posted on Facebook:

Benjamin is here (7lbs 2oz)! Details/pics/blog post (Adventures in Larsonland)  to come as I am currently hooked up to 7 machines, on four medications, and running on 1 hour of sleep in the last 50… been a rough day, but so happy the love of our lives is here to cheer me up 🙂 I love my husband for helping me survive and being such a wonderful partner (& daddy!)

6 thoughts on “Benjamin Willys Larson!

  1. Mom

    I love the fact that you were allowed to get dropped off first! Love it! True spirit of the holiday season. Congratulations to you and Barry on the birth of your first grandchild. There is nothing better! Love him like crazy! XOXOXO

  2. Kathy

    That comment that says “MOM” should be from Kathy Shellum! Not sure how that happened!!! LOL

  3. Brenda Potach

    Congratulations to you all on the arrival of Benjamin. We are so very, very happy for you. Such amazing love.

  4. Heidi

    Congrats Pam! It is so great you were able to be there to meet him right away! I am so glad every one is doing well!

  5. Deanna

    Congratulations to you and Barry on being grandparents. I hear that grandparenting is a real joy. Blessings on you all.


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