no knitting today ... it's all about my baby ...
18 years ago today, I wasn't doing so well, but quietly laying in the nursery of Markham Hospital was a perfect wee baby girl .... ok, maybe not so wee, and apparently not so quietly. my parents came to visit me in the ICU, but stopped off to visit with their first (and only) grandchild (that should have been my first clue as to where I was now on their priority list *LOL*). I saw them coming from across the unit, and was so excited ... had they seen the baby??!! they said oh yes, but then completely irrational panic on my part set in .... are you SURE it was MY baby??!! how can you tell, babies all look alike, and you hear of them getting switched at birth. OMG .... how do I know that it's MY baby ??!! I calmly (NOT) voiced my concern to my Parents (and probably to most of the staff and any conscious patients in the ICU with me) about the chances of them not finding the right baby .... but not to fear. My Dad, in his unique (blunt) style reminded me that Markham Hospital Maternity was a "rooming-in" facility, meaning all babies stayed with their Mother's for their entire stay ... unless there is a medical reason why they cant. the only babies in the nursery were preemies (itty-bitty ones) and jaundice babies (who were usually on the small side). apparently my parents had no problems finding their new Granddaughter ... she was (only) the 10-pounder, and on top of that what little bit of hair she had was read red and she was screaming at the top of her lungs (obviously healthy). that made me feel better :)
well ... 18 years later and my baby is all grown up, and is now away at college. where has the time gone ??!! I'm sure every Mother feels the same way, looking back over the years at their grown children, but still sees the the wee babe that used to need them. it's such a strange emotion to be so proud of them you want to burst, while at the same time wishing they were wee again and wanted to crawl up into your lap for a snuggle.
DD is heading home from school today to spend the weekend at home. she'll be spending the day with her Dad, and then coming home for a "Girl's Night" together .... dinner & a movie *WOO HOO* !! Saturday maybe some shopping together and then we'll be meeting my Parents for a late brunch at Cora's.
4 days ago