|Sisters - April 2009 Ages 1 & 5|
Laughter ensues, all the Providence Portland nurses tease how this has never happened. No stress, just laughs, and excitement. We’re in the operating room and the team's started playing Bob Marley followed by Boys to Men. While splayed out being ready to have surgery begin, the music made me reminisce of Bishop O’Dowd High School dances. Jack and Dr. Hamilton are discussing my prenatal core routine since he was complimenting my abs as dissecting them, another random funny that was a great one for a pregnant Mama. Within minutes, at 8:10 am, Emerson arrives and brought immediate joy and laughter. Complete and utter sweet joy and jubulience.
Two different deliveries. Two very different daughters, requiring two very different patient levels. Whew, patience. People tell you that you need a lot of calm with your “patience voice” when you have children. However, nobody ever said the supply has to be endless, non-stop, and full of butterflies and candy coated kindness when it wants to sound like a fire breathing dragon. This week has been a week with the fire breathing dinosaur eager to chomp on the butterflies and let loose. It has been a week repeating the mantra, “Keep calm and carry on”. It has also been a week that’s created dream like and blissful memories within the craziness.
|Emerson, Age 4.5, Lake Tahoe 7.14.12|
|Makenzie, age 8, Lake Tahoe 7.14.12|