The theme from Tara for The Gallery this week is: New.
[It also happens to be the theme for #TheThemeGame too :)]
Here are my babies, all shiny and new; a few hours old and already precious beyond measure.
Son number one arrived after 21 hours: slow progress in a calm, quiet room; mutterings of a dropping heart beat; monitoring; sudden rush to brights lights and noise; fear and confusion; emergency section; small bundle handed to dazed parents; arrival on ward in early hours, left alone, unable to move, unable to pick bundle up unaided; crying babies, a chorus of four new voices; tired mothers, awestruck, in love, bewildered; four days, desperate to go home. Released: what on earth do we do now?!
Son number two arrived after two hours: cup of tea and snack before a good nights sleep; nil by mouth till morning; early start, no delays; calmly walk towards the bright lights; worry from the memories, fear of a repeat; cannula fitted, near to fainting; chit chat, down to business; small bundle handed to relieved and smiling parents; onto ward in time for lunch; three days, very keen to leave. Released: this isn’t so bad!
Daughter arrived after two hours: cup of tea and snack before a good nights sleep; nil by mouth till morning; early start, no delays; calmly walk towards the bright lights; no worries, no fear; cannula fitted, very near to fainting, atropine stat; chit chat; medical student faints; much laughter, relaxed and calm; look what you’ve got, it’s a girl; small bundle handed to grinning, stunned parents; onto ward in time for lunch; three days, special time, bonding with my girl, no rush. Released: now we are complete.