When Poppy was born,
(the most spectacular, fast and perfect birth),
it took the midwife
a stunning hour and quart
to arrive to our house.
Not before she was born,
after she was born!
All went well,
except her temperature dropped too far,
she had been lying on my tummy too long
without some hot water bottles.
So we drove down to hospital
and had to give her to the doctor for examination
and warming up in a incubator.
All I was left with was a hospital bed
and this little blanket.
I had it glued to my nose,
it smelled so good!
I pre-washed it with the most gorgeous flower soap.
It smelled like hope.
Luckily, we found out a couple of hours later,
that she was al right.
No infections, no scary things,
just a little bit too cold because of the long wait for the midwife.
And now this favorite little blanket,
needs to grow with us!
Poppy Juniper will turn one the 14th of September.
So I'd better get on with it.