In 33 days her son will be born.
In 33 days her tenth great grandchild will be born.
The nursery is ready.
She remembers a time when babysitting multiple babies – babies who slept in dresser drawers.
Diapers are purchased and are ready to be used.
Soft cloth diapers were used and even became “burp rags” when less servicable.
Baby lotion, shampoos, and body wash now abound in multiple scents.
The smell of Johnson and Johnson baby powder brings back memories.
She and her husband read to the baby every night while waiting for birth.
She. without her husband, reads books of her own choice or books for her book club.
Days and nights will soon be surrendered to the cries of the young son.
Days and nights pass endlessly one after the other.
Inspired by kmurphy1027’s “The Start and Finish Line” and found here at Just a Note about Family, two views of the impending birth of a boy – his mother and his great grandmother. Lives that will soon be changed as the family continues to grow.
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