Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Present

It's Christmas Eve. The presents are wrapped and under the tree. The turkey is in the fridge. I will peel the potatoes and carrots later ... but for now I am hanging by the phone waiting for news.
The daughter who was the bride who inspired this blog is having a baby. Probably today. The birth pool has been filled. The midwives have arrived. The TENS machine hasn't given up the ghost yet.
And all those of us miles away can do is wait, hope and pray.
(And stick a bottle of bubbly on ice.)

1 comment:

Z said...

Oh! How exciting, and I know how you feel. My daughter had her first baby in the summer and the hours spent waiting for news were full of emotional. Since then, we've been closer than since she was a child, with her baby to bring us together.

Do let us know when the baby is born, won't you?