September 22, 2019

Waiting

Tomorrow is my daughter-in-law's due date. That means every time a message chimes on my phone, I run to grab it, hoping for news. And then I'm disappointed when it turns out to be my youngest son, asking where the scissors are.

Boy-in-Black is not really a boy anymore, but a full-grown man although his favourite colour is still black. He and his wife BlondeChef live about 15 minutes away from us. My husband and I stopped there Friday night to see the baby's room. Everything is all set: the crib, a chest of drawers with a changing table, a rocking chair, and a bookcase filled with children's books. It's an exceptionally cute room because they've chosen Miyazaki's Totoro as their theme. BlondeChef's sister even made a mobile with knitted Totoros that will dangle above the baby.

BlondeChef is tall, so even though her belly is huge, she still looks great. She and Boy-in-Black were nestled on their couch, with their little dog Webster and Tilly the cat. BlondeChef began her maternity leave two weeks ago, and she's enjoyed the time off.

"I'm no longer on my feet all day long," she said. "Besides, it's the first time I haven't worked since I was seventeen. It's been nice to relax."

Of course, everyone is getting impatient to meet the new baby, who has not shown any signs of emerging.

"It's weird," said BlondeChef. "It's like getting ready for a marathon, but no one gives you the start date. Maybe tomorrow. Maybe next week ...."

Boy-in-Black laughed. "It'll be like someone waking you up in the middle of the night, saying, 'Okay, time to go run a marathon. Start running, right now.'"

Exactly.

And in the meantime, I'm sleeping with my phone next to my bed, ready for the call.

13 comments:

DJan said...

What an exciting time! I look forward to hearing all about the new arrival. :-)

Elephant's Child said...

Waiting is something I don't do well. But some things (like this one) are more than worth it.

Far Side of Fifty said...

How exciting! Hope all goes well for Mom and baby! :)

gz said...

Boy in Black's comment exactly gets it! Sending good thoughts to all.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

It is exciting time, waiting can be nerve wrecking. Sending good wishes for Mom and the new baby! Congrats to your and the family. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

Debbie said...

what an exciting story...i remember both of mine like they were yesterday!! it is nice for the chef to have some alone time to rest, she has no idea how little rest she will be getting. don't tell her!!

Jeanie said...

Sending good wishes for a safe delivery!

Martha Spong said...

Blessings in the anticipation and the arrival!

A Quiet Corner said...

Hopefully by today you have gotten "the call" and the news is beyond your expectations!!!...:)jp

L said...

THIS IS SO EXCITING!! I had no idea you were going to be a grandma (!!!) even being in touch in FB andn all... now I went and saw all the cues I missed over the summer. Is the baby here yet??

BrightenedBoy said...

Congrats to Boy-in-Black and Blonde Chef! And to you, of course; you're going to be an awesome grandmother. Seriously, you were like made for it.

Zhoen said...

I've not stopped in for so long, and I read this! So good.

Zhoen said...

Man-in-black then? I'm sure Johnny wouldn't mind really.