Monday, 17 October 2011
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.