I proudly delivered my Mary on Friday November 13th. At the time it seemed the legend of Friday the 13th was coming true. The weather was terrible. Thunderstorms swirled around our city and the rain peltered down. I was delivering my baby at 35 weeks. With severe pre-eclampsia, the trial of natural labour went from good to bad in a short space of time and I was rushed for an emergency caeserean. Most 35 weekers just need a bit of monitoring in special care when they are born. Not my daughter. She needed full on medical intervention and transfer to an ICU via ambulance. I spent the whole first night being a mother in severe pain and separated by kilometres from my daughter, not really knowing what was happening and not really feeling like a mother.
Fast forward to today and I consider Friday the 13th lucky. My Mary is fabulous. At 15 years, I have a gorgeous daughter who still loves being around her family and works hard. She is enthusiastic about life. I am lucky she is healthy and her early illness quickly became a distant memory.
Isn't this rainbow cake awesome? My daughter's friend made it as a surprise for her. She and her school friends cut it in class and shared it around. Mary and I have been admiring the pictures of these cakes on Pinterest for months, so it was great to see one and then taste it. Yummo!
Well I will be back tomorrow with a stitching update.