Friday, February 24, 2012

the niece is on her way

Max and I are home this weekend to see the family and celebrate our birthdays. My sister in law was due last Sunday. My only hope was that now that it's been several days, she would just wait until we leave.

We had a dinner tonight with lots of family at my parents house with some of Max's family too. As everyone was finishing up their food, my SIL decided it was probably time to head to the birthing center, about an hour away.

I held it together very well until my dad walked up and figured out what was happening. The look on his face was pure joy. His first granddaughter is on her way.

I was able to quickly leave the room before I lost it completely. I headed toward the front door so I could say bye and give a hug to my brother and SIL on their way out the door. We got to have a good little private cry together before they hit the road.

My parents will head up in the morning. Im not sure what I will do. I guess we will play it by ear.

I wish it were me.


  1. Hi,

    I'm finding you for the first time though ICLW. I am so sorry that you are going through this.

    Best wishes,


  2. I wish it were you too, Hattie. Thinking of you <3

  3. I'm praying for strength for you today, Hattie.

  4. ((((Hugs)))) That sounds really hard. :-( I'm praying for strength for you today, too.

  5. Sending you so much love and lots and lots of hugs, Hattie. I know how hard all of this is. And I wish that things had turned out differently so that it were you.

  6. This will be me in 7 weeks. My sis will be delivering her second very soon and I am terrified.
    I think you are doing very well hon. Keep it up.

  7. Hattie I teared up just reading this. I know how this feels and yet there are not words to describe it. My younger sister has given my parents the first granchild and will soon be delivering their second.

    Just when I thought I was ok, I would see the look on my dad's face while playing with my nephew and I would lose it. I'm so sorry that this is happening while you guys are there, I wish I could come and kidnap you away from it all. xoxo

  8. I'm so very sorry, Hattie. Its terrible how infertility turns happy occasions into very painful ones. I'm praying for you.

  9. *HUG* I had very similar feelings when my BFF of 15 years had hers, so I definitely sympathize.

    ICLW #6