Friday, September 21, 2012
Last week, Mr. White and I became grandparents for the very first time. Our daughter had a difficult labor and delivery. She had an emergency c-section and it was frightening. I stayed at the hospital most of the time, to help.
Now that we are home again, we are catering to a patient and a baby boy. It is difficult to maintain some sort of homeschooling routine for my one remaining student (15). John has been helping to cook and to serve meals. He also does much of the housekeeping, with my help.
We are focusing on medical care, baby care and hospitality for the occasional visitor. But the baby and mother must have a routine. I like to remember the nursemaids from the old days, in the wealthy families. Babies got the "air," each day. They often rode in a lovely "pram." They also had their play time (awake time), naps, baths and constant meals and changings.
I am remembering all the things I used to do when my own babies were little. This is a precious time. It is also fleeting. Enjoying a new baby, and all the growth and changes that will happen, is an incredible blessing and a privilege.
We are all very grateful.
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