Today is one of these days.
I went over the mountain on Tuesday morning, anticipating the arrival of my newest grandgirl. It was a snowy morning and as predicted it turned to sleet later in the day. Marie was relieved when I arrived, everything was now in place. Marie was feeling 'weird', there was a new moon and a storm. The perfect scenario for a baby to be born on her due date. As the afternoon progressed, the 'weird' feeling diminished. Marie called work to see what was going on the OB Floor..turns out all the nurses called out (decided not to go to work) Marie felt she could not leave one nurse on the floor, so my son-in law drove her to work. Before Marie left for work, she commented on how she wished she could be a fly on the wall...witness her mom and her husband hanging out all evening. If I say so myself, I am a good mom-in-law to both of my son-in-laws. I love both of these men, I respect they are my daughter's husband and I respect their homes. It is my desire to always be invited back, so I make certain not to cause trouble...well kinda. (My girls and I can be silly and do goofy things...no malice aforethought, most of the time). I digress... I was able to take a picture of Marie, as she was ready to leave for work. 40 weeks pregnant and she is one of two nurses who shows up. Julie was the other nurse, who needless to say was most concerned she would walk into the nursery and find Marie in labor. Marie assured her since she was already at work, she would deliver her daughter and return to work immediately. Can't leave the floor short-staffed. Well, that was her sense of humor on Tuesday....today, she is now two days past her due date and the world is not as funny. In fact, it truly stinks to be my baby girl today as she waits for her baby girl to arrive. I am home once again, waiting for my telephone to ring, so that I can get over the mountain and be with my daughter; as she meets her daughter for the first time! Marie sees the midwife on Friday morning, hopefully we get some good news! The picture is Marie as she is leaving for work on Tuesday, to me she is absolutely stunning.
Marie is not the only one waiting... John was to take his CDC test, but due to the storm the base was closed. He is not certain when it will be rescheduled. Such a disappointment, he has be preparing for this day for months now...he must wait a bit longer.
I pray for both of my children, as they wait for huge moments in their lives.
May Almighty God bless Marie as she waits full of excitement and anxiety for the birth of her baby.