When you are directly involved in the process of creating a new life, there is waiting of course, but still. You are involved.
Ah, but as a grandparent, you are at arm's length. You want to help, to know - but you can't. You must just ...wait. And given Erica's mammoth 47 hour labor for her last baby, the waiting this time was filled with more than the usual amount of anxiety.
As it turns out, the anxiety was unwarranted.
And the grandparents are proud, relieved, and slowly relaxing.