D is still in labor – over thirty hours now with little progress. As you can imagine, everyone is exhausted. What a stubborn child Tatyana is! It’s not her fault, though. She can’t control how she is born.
The Girl was more than two weeks late when she was induced. Doctors don’t allow more than one week now from what I understand. Please continue praying for them.
(Several hours later…) She’s born! Tatyana Camille is born! My sister didn’t know the details yet when we spoke but it appears that all is well.
Thanks for the prayers!
A baby is an inestimable blessing and bother.– Mark Twain
You know, when people think about having babies, they think about, well, babies. The thoughts are not about the eight year old who just fell out of a tree and broke her arm. Nor are they thinking of the rebellious teen. ("Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell*o to a tree.") Do they think of their child going off to war or moving away? How about still being a parent when your child is middle aged?
As long as you and your child/ren are alive, being a parent doesn’t end. It is a tether for life. Do you still think people would have children as often as they do if really, really thought of the life long commitment? Yea. We’re wired for it.
Enough philosophical falderal. I’ve got a floor to mop. ugh
Blessings all around, g