Posted by: Jack | August 20, 2016

A healthy baby boy!

Perhaps you saw it on facebook …

2016-08-14 21.00.00Sunday morning, August 14, our oldest daughter Laura gave birth to a healthy baby boy, our first grandson. His name is Manuel Steffen Hendrik, last name: Verkerk.

For weeks, we jumped every time our cell phone went off, always ready to dash out at a moment’s notice. Finally, Adriaan (Laura’s husband) called us at 4:45AM last Sunday morning. We quickly left to see them, and arrived 7:45AM at their apartment in Utrecht. It turned out that the hospital where they had planned to go had no staff available that morning. Rather than going to another hospital, it was decided that Laura would give birth at home, assisted by the midwife and her student-assistant … and of course, by Rebecca, also a nurse!2016-08-18 (1)

At 11:06, Manuel made his appearance. Mother and baby have done very well the first week. If you wish to contact them directly, you can reach Laura at

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