Monday, January 14, 2008

No Baby Yet--A Child of God

It's 10:10 a.m. Ohio time and no baby news yet. I didn't really expect any yet but we're hopeful. Peter called last night and said that Karen was to be at the hospital at 8:00 p.m. (California time) for a procedure preliminary to starting pitocin this morning. In the meantime they had also worked the acupressure points some. I encouraged him to keep doing that.

Well Peter is excited to become a dad and hopes that he will be a good one. I told him it would come on him gradually. I also told him about the sweet bonding experience his dad had with him when he was probably less than an hour old. Back then they took babies away and cleaned them up and made sure the temperature was stabilized before anyone could hold them. We also didn't have rooming in, so the little ones were whisked away to the nursery. (I'm sure glad that has changed!)

As soon as he could, Jim went and got Peter, sat in a rocking chair with him, and sang "I am a child of God," all three verses. Then he went home and went to bed!

1 comment:

Jill said...

What a sweet memory.

I like the pictures you've posted - very nice! Love, ~Jill~