So Friday was the day. The day actually started out with a great deal of excitement. Lisa got a call at 2:40 AM from Brandon. Serene was in labor. How exciting. At 6:45 AM little Hayley Marie Leavitt entered this world. Lisa pulls in to San Diego around 3:30 in the afternoon and then I come home from work and we load Lisa back into the car and head north. We picked Ben up in Anaheim and we went to visit Serene at the Hospital in Woodland Hills.
It had been a grueling and long night for Serene but she looked good. A bit exhausted but still good. Hayley is gorgeous. Grandma got first dibs at holding her but I was right there for my turn. The whole experience was a new one for Sarah. She has never been to see a new baby in the hospital. We took our time enjoying the excitement but eventually Serene was fading out on us and we decided to let her feed her baby and get some sleep.
Poor Brandon had a "Mock Trial" today and he was not well prepared because of the distractions he's had the last couple of days. He was laying in the other bed in Serenes room studying but he was dead tired. He was afraid he was going to look like a total fool in the trials today. I told him he could pull the sympathy card and let them know somehow that he had a baby born yesterday. I haven't heard yet how he did.
One of the reasons we had to come home last night was because Sarah had a Cross Country meet this morning. She did very well. She was the first girl from her JV team to finish. The team didn't win but it was good to see her do so well. After the meet we went to the beach. Today was the ward picnic and we all went to Torrey Pines. The waves were great and the food was good too. I'm very tired.
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