Monday, August 19, 2013
More visits to the babe
I arrived at the hospital yesterday at about 4pm to find Ken, Maureen and Matthew already there. Ken and Maureen are minding Matthew while Susan is in hospital. Matthew's speech has much improved recently. He speaks intelligible sentences now and can even say such hard words as "avocado". And he never stops talking (Paul's son!), which is wearing Ken and Maureen down a bit.
Maureen grabbed the babe as soon as she could and cuddled it for the rest of the time she was there. She is a good baby-cuddler! The big feature was introducing Matthew to his new sister and there are a couple of videos of that below.
Paul and Susan have the Presidential suite at the hospital so are living as if in a first class hotel. Paul and I spent a fair bit of time talking politics, as we usually do.
After my hospital visit, I drove straight to Anne's place, where I was greeted by a roast lamb dinner. Very nice!
I again went up earlier today at about 6pm, arriving just before Jenny and Nanna. And I got to eat there. Susan had ordered two dinners for herself so gave me one. I got a dessert too! I even ate my vegies.
The babe was good. Susan's milk has come in so the babe was a keen feeder, which kept her pretty pacified.
We also had Von with us via Skype. Von had wanted to be at the birth but Skype had to do.
We talked about politics for a while. Everybody was down on the Greenies and down on Kevvy. Somebody asked me for a definition of Greenies and I replied: "People haters". I was also asked for a definition of Leftism and I repled "People who hate the world around them". You can see why Greenies and the Left get on.
And while I was there Paul managed to get all the pictures off my old cellphone. Their quality was poor, however. The picture I most wanted, however, is recognizable and I add it below. It is of a fig tree that sprang up out of the brickwork of my front fence. I admired such survival and flourishing from such small resources. It eventually put down roots that were cracking the concrete, however, so I unhappily had to remove it. The picture is my memorial to what I saw as an heroic tree! I must be a Greenie of sorts! More likely a Buddhist, actually. I am a great respecter of life. I even avoid killing ants if I can.