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Born in the year of the Coronation, I'm a Baby Boomer. In April of this year I decided I too would have a Diamond Jubilee celebration and completely change my life and that of my Husband's in the process

Monday, 1 May 2006

Lady in Waiting


Today is the last full day of Catherine and Flo’s visit. I take them back to East Midlands Airport after school tomorrow. If all goes according to plan, I shall be taking the same trip six weeks later, to arrive in Germany the day before the planned delivery of my granddaughter. I say granddaughter, as that's what we have been told by the doctor who did the scans but there is always the possibility of a mistake. I hope not for Catherine’s sake, as she really wants a girl, it will require some adjusting of her ideas if she turns out to be a he. Although she has now reached the stage of wanting it out, whatever it is.


It’s an agile little thing and has been turning itself around over the last few days, I well remember the mixed feelings of fascination and discomfort, when arms, legs, bottom and head, would all be trying to put in an appearance through anywhere but the conventional route. I was convinced Simon broke one of my ribs!     




This is one of my favourite pictures of Catherine with Simon ,when he was just two weeks old. Catherine should be very grateful she is not having one this size! She was almost 3 years old when this was taken. I have to say she and Simon were not usually this friendly, it was only a few weeks later that I caught her trying to hide him, as she didn't want him with us anymore. I have to say there were timesI agreed with that sentiment, as he was the worst baby for crying that you could imagine. I even considered putting him in the garden shed some nights!



Time passes so quickly and she is soon to have a child of her own. Flo can’t wait for the baby to  come out to play and the new flat they have moved to will be a wonderful place for a child to grow up. I shall have to get some photos when I am over there, I’ve seen it on a video. They are right on the edge of town, their balcony overlooks fields and mountains. Their next-door ‘neigh’ bours, are ponies and she will have plenty of safe space to run around.




Here she is, collapsed, after the barbeque on Saturday. She looks like she ate all the pies!

(Only kidding!)






Yesterday, we went to an 'Open Garden' under the National Garden Scheme and here she is amongst the tulips. I hope it's going to be roses all the way for her but no doubt there will be times when she is tested and things don't go according to plan. I just hope she has the strength to cope with whatever life throws at her and in the words of Chunkichick, I hope it's more Carp than Crap, that comes in her direction.




Love you Catherine.


Mum x x x.


Thanks to SazzyCreationz for the lovely graphic.





bobandkate said...

What a lovely tribute to your daughter, Catherine - I wish her all the best as she faces the most wonderful experience of life,

jeadie05 said...

What a beautiful little girl with the plaster on her knee,her baby brother is gogeous too ,and then they grow up !she's still lovely and what a delightful tribute to your daughter ,I love her tops especially the pink one .........Jan xx

chunkichick said...

What wonderful pictures!, and a wonderful time in their lives, I remember it well. I loved both of my pregnancies although I almost lost my life during a pregnancy in between the two girls. I had one cry baby, and one angel, now my crybaby is my mature adult and best friend, my angel is no longer!, but I know she will be lovely again when she is older. Nothing else will ever touch a couple, especially the woman, like the gift of parenthood, warts and all!!. All the very best to you and your family
Chunki xxxxx

debbiewebb4465 said...

Ah I love this entry Linda ! Catherine was a beautiful baby and she is blooming now, she looks lovely :-) I bet you can't wait for June! Hoping you've all had a truly wonderful time together, and big hugs to you all.
Take care, love Debbie~xxx~

wrigleyrachey said...

Hi. what a lovely place to bring up a child, ponies and fields to play in. Good luck Catherine on the birth of your daughter. Lucky Grandma, wish my grandson could enjoy all our fields, but with my son and grandson, things didn't turn out that way as they were seperated before he was born. Now I only pray that he will want me one day,hope he remembers the love I gave him, and maybe he will remember because he is only 2. Not one night/day passes when I miss his cheeky little laugh.
Rach.xxx Oh the joys of motherhood!!