I was not ready for her that day, she needed to wait at least another four days. I was still recovering from major wrist surgery just ten days before. I had badly broken my wrist during an exercise boot camp (yes, I'm crazy) and needed to have the bones reset along with some hardware implants. I was due to see my orthopedic surgeon on the 24th to remove the surgical wrappings, have an x-ray and be fitted for a splint that would support the bones as they continued to heal over the next few months.
By late morning on the 21st, at 37 weeks pregnant, I knew that she didn't care about my post-op appointment on the 24th! Contractions started coming quickly and I best get over it and get to the hospital. I secured my mom to meet the kids at the bus stop that afternoon and made a call to Mr. PS who was on the golf course. I suggested he call it a day and meet me at the hospital. After throwing in a load of laundry and making sure that the house was tidy, I was on my way and so was Rowan.
My sweet labor and delivery nurse, a mom of four, took pity on me and my sad looking surgical wrappings and whipped up a cast cover from the newborn baby hat gauze material. She made sure that my arm was supported and took such good care of me that when she went off duty 20 minutes before Rowan arrived, I hoped she would stay and she did.
So happy 2.5 Rowan Frances and thanks for keeping us on our toes! Someday I'll share a little more about this special girl!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!