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|Wed, 06-12-2013 - 4:20pm|
I have been missing in action from the board, 1st because it's been harder to sign on & I can't do it with my ipad only my computer & 2nd because I was being with my daughter waiting for her daughter's birth & then helping to care for the new little one.
I was lucky enough to be staying with my DD when she went into labour as I had played to go home later than day. Little Fynn was born after a whole 2 hrs of labour. When they got to the hospital, the triage nurse told DD that she would have to wait for a room to become available & so DD told her fine, this baby will be born here in the hall then. They ran around, found an empty room but no doctor was available so the nurse delivered the baby. So after mths of stress, worry & pain, it is all over & this little sweetheart is here with us. Buying for little girls is so much more fun than little boys. The clothes are adorable. Fynn is very good. There is the typical stuff that seems so dumb to my generation but it's the new way of doing things. DD has to wake up Fynn every 2 hrs to feed her. Grandma was bad, sent DD for a nap when I was back down this week & Fynn went almost 4 hrs before she woke up. DD freaked but as I explained there are lots of wet & poopy diapers, baby is growing so stop this stupid waking her up. Off to the internet DD went because what do I know, now she can let her sleep at night if she still wakes her up every 2 hrs during the day to feed but once Fynn returns to her full birth weight then my advice can be followed. Frankly, I don't know how any of us ever lived to have these kids with the rules they have today.
I was back into DD's from Sun until yesterday to help & loved every minute of it. I hated to leave yesterday but I had a class to go to last night. It was so nice to get a text from DD saying "I miss my Mommy" this morning. I can't remember the last time she called me Mommy (maybe at 6?) & she has always been so independent that it is great to finally feel needed.
There won't be any baby time for the next 2 wks as I'm taking a bereavement class. I decided to volunteer at the local Hospice & just finished a 5 wk palliative care course last week. During this program, I found that the bereavement side of the organization was very interesting to me & so now I have a 3 wk course to complete. I plan to volunteer at the hospital for the palliative floor & then do 1:1 support for bereavement. There are so many places to volunteer these days but for some reason this area was the one that reached out to me. The other place I'm considering is to work with the victim support team with our local police force. This requires a commitment of 4, 12 hr shifts a mth after you complete their training program. I need to determine whether I can make that commitment with the hospice commitment & the grandkids.
It's an exciting time in my life & one where I want to give back for all the happiness that I have been fortunate enough to enjoy.