Monday, 17 October 2011

Anticipation...


Made an unscheduled day-trip to London on Sunday.... There are signs that the city is anticipating the Olympics in 2012.  The Olympic rings hand proudly in St Pancras Station, ready to welcome our European visitors as they disembark from the Eurostar train.  I tried every which way to get the clock properly in the red circle but there's a wide stairwell in the way and I couldn't get any higher or further to the left so this is my best effort!

My daughter, whose baby was due in early December, is unfortunately in hospital at the moment, with some complications.  Hence the flying visit, to lend moral support.  She is not feeling particularly unwell, but they are carefully monitoring the baby's progress and it looks very much like she may have to have an early Caesarean delivery, perhaps as soon as next week.   We are all inevitably a bit anxious, but the sense of anticipation is growing....  I'm sad that she is being cheated of those last few weeks of preparation, both physical and emotional, and we won't have our planned shopping trip together to buy baby things, at least not this side of the birth.  But all that matters is that she and the baby stay safe and healthy.

18 comments:

  1. London 2012 is approaching and I certainly belive this will be the greatest competition in history.

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  2. Praying that all is well with your daughter and the baby!

    Eldest (Mark) tried to frame the clock in these rings too, but had exactly the same problem! No matter where he stood, it wouldn't quite fit in the centre!

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  3. Hope everything will go along smoothly for your daughter and the baby, it is good they are taking precautions and have her in the hospital under a watchful eye! I'm sure you were a comfort to your daughter with your visit. ~Lili

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  4. What an exciting time in London and your pic is just great without the clock inside the red circle!
    I do trust all goes well Jenny in the next few weeks and I can imagine how anxious you all must be! Thankfully you can be there as a support to your dear daughter. xx

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  5. No problem! I'll just zip up there and move the rings to the right. Then the clock will be in the middle of the black ring. You guys never heard of photoshop?

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  6. Good luck to your daughter and you. We had two premature children by C-section and they are just fine today. Not everything goes as planned . . . Will think of you.

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  7. Well, I hope all goes well and mom and baby stay safe and healthy. You'll be shopping in December with a stroller instead! :)

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  8. I will add your daughter to my prayers! Last week our son got married and we were anxiously waiting for my older son and his wife to arrive. Instead, we got a call that they were on the way to the hospital with pre-term labor. Thankfully, they were able to stop it and we were all able to enjoy the wedding (best man/brother included). We have 9 more weeks to go...yes, all that matters is that they stay safe and healthy.

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  9. I hope all is well with your daughter and baby. How anxious you must all be. She's in the best place to be, and it's just amazing what can be done for premature babies these days!

    The photo is great!

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  10. Hope all goes well; my son was 6 weeks early but at 38 now he's fit as a fiddle doing sea-kayaking.
    I won't go near London during the Olympics, it will be chaos.

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  11. Thank you all for your encouraging comments; it helps especially to know that prem babies grow up strong and healthy. It seems it's much more common than I knew.

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  12. Sending every good wish to you and yours, jennyfreckles.

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  13. Hi Jenny .. I do hope your daughter and baby continue to make good progress - many thoughts and big hugs in this direction.

    Brilliant photo - despite the clock not being quite centre stage .. loved seeing the Olympic rings .. fun - thanks and lots of future happiness .. Hilary

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  14. I make all best wishes for your daughter and the baby. Shopping will wait, You'll enjoy it after, with the small top model!

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  15. A great capture Jenny, even with the clock slight off centre. Praying all goes well with your daughter and the coming baby. Your presence with her during this anxious period will be a great comfort I'm sure.

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  16. I'm a little late visiting, Jenny! I do hope all has settled down with your daughter and the baby. I had something similar with my first pregnancy. The doctors succeeded in arresting the problem,and I managed to carry a little beyond term, but in the end, I had to have an emergency Caesar, as he decided not to arrive at all!

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  17. I will keep you and your daughter in my prayers. That happened to my daughter with both of her pregnancies. She delivered by Caesarean 6 weeks early with the first and 7 weeks early with the second, both times due to extremely high blood pressure caused by preeclampsia. Both babies were small, but did very well. It is scary though. Let us know how things go.

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  18. Thinking good thoughts for you and your family!

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