A week ago, weary from the roller coaster ride of a 55 hour labor and home from the birthing center, Kay and Thomas slept. I got to hold the baby. I snuggled that little curled up body and watched the changing expressions on his tiny newborn face. It was the second time this year that I have had the incomparable privilege of holding a newborn grandchild. In January, it was baby Levi and now, baby David. First cousins who, I hope, will get to know and love each other as my children know and love their nine first cousins.
I bore six children, the first in a hospital in Nairobi and the rest, with the help of midwives, at home. People think there is something special in that - that you are a superwoman ... or crazy. I didn't think so. It felt natural, calm, peaceful. I had quick labors and rather easy deliveries. So, when I think of what my Erin and Kay went through, I am a bit in awe of their strength and courage. They are the superwomen.
I am Gramma x 3 now and thrilled about it. Baby David is only two hours away. Hooooray! And Erin will be coming down with Clara and Levi next week. My cup overflows.