There are probably no cuter human beings than three and a half year olds! I had an amazingly good flight - no lost luggage or keys, and good connnections with Sadie. The weather here has been gorgeous Indian Summer until today, Tuesday, when someone pulled the plug in the heavens.
It's nice that Simon has a day care about three blocks from their house. It's an old building, run by an non-profit organization, pretty much on a shoestring. I know that Sadie ruminates about whether they should put Simon in a fancier place, but she can walk with him every morning. and he seems very happy. Besides, he knows his letters, can count to 20, and seems to do just fine.
Hard Time for Babies
I'm doing these in chronological order.
Greg's brother Dan and his wife Bree were expecting their first baby, a little boy, in mid-February. I spent time with them at Christmas at Sadie and Greg's and later at Peter and Jane's house. They were sweet and happy and not expecting any problems, but when the baby was born, the cord was wrapped around his neck. They rushed him from the local hospital to Massachusetts General, and admitted Bree, too, so she could be with him. I haven't talked with Sadie today, but of course the big concern is how much oxygen he lost. I'm asking Sadie to add an update, and I'll try to call her today too.
The next, and I guess, now less worrisome situation was with Callie. Their baby was due momentarily, and I guess she went into labor about 10 or 11 Wednesday evening. Last night (Thursday) at 10:30, no little critter had arrived, and we hit the hay. When I woke up this morning, no news. I called Betsy about 6:30, who said the baby is fine, but that Callie had a rough time. About 2 AM they decided to do a Caesarian, and some scar tissue from Nat's C-section tore and Callie was bleeding badly. She is in the ICU, but according to Meg's text at 10:30 this morning, she is doing much better, and was watching "Finding Dory" on her phone.
A bit of cheery news - I'm not sure you are FB friends with Sadie's Anna and her wife Susannah, but they had a little boy, called Maxler, who looks healthy as a horse.
So, regardless of whether you're a Sci-Fi nut, and believe in the Opiguchi Hotline, or a nerd, and believe in the Celestial Internet, or meditate, pray without ceasing, or if Ganesh is your go-to elephant, send lots of loving thoughts for these little guys and their families.
Love you all so much, Mom
It was great to see bits of sun this weekend. Bob and I hung out a lot of the weekend, since he has long clotheslines, and I wanted to wash sheets and dry them outside. Perhaps my role as a grandmother should include a tutorial for the grandchildren on Laundry. Do they even understand the role of non-chlorine bleach, or, for that matter, liquid starch. Sometimes I feel that I've failed them.
I do want to say how much I appreciate Adam and Joanna having me over for dinner last night. Not only is Joanna a great cook, but it's especially fun to check in with the kids. They tend to grow about an inch a week. Adam once more cleaned the malware off my old computer and started a thorough scan. It's also been fun to hear about his new job. Good week, everyone!