Yesterday, at 11:45 am, Tamar and her husband Shmulik gave birth to a very healthy 3 kilo, 60 gram baby boy!!!!
If I hadn't been in my biblical grammar final when someone announced it, I would have gone right then and there to the hospital. Even at that, people had to restrain me from going for most of the day. Finally, today, Shira and Lisa S. and I went to the hospital for a visit. OH MY GOODNESS. I met someone who is less than two days old!!!!! I met baby Havilio (won't be named until the Brit Milah on Monday) who had been inside of Tamar for the last nine months....and he's perfect. He's so tiny and so beautiful and he's just gorgeous. Tamar looked incredible (she's like a super-woman, that one) and was happy and relaxed and holding the baby a lot for us.
It was the best few hours I've had in a long time. And although I won't be here for the Bris, Karen has promised me she'll take tons of pictures, and people have promised to tell me all about it.
I'm hoping to stop by her house again before I leave (she'll be home tomorrow) and to get to see her, the baby, and even the dog one last time.
I have one final left, and once that's over, it's time for packing-up and getting ready to leave. I can't believe it's all just...over.
Anyway, even though I can't concentrate, I MUST study for this last one...I MUST!!!!
I'll write more later, but I wanted to let everyone know how excited I was to get to see Tamar and her baby!!!! In a year full of unbelievably incredible and amazing experiences.....getting to meet Tamar's baby at the hosptial today is by far one of the most wonderful things I've done all year. :)
Off to try and study....