Wesley is now 11 days past the date the doctor thought he’d come. Mandy’s been having regular contractions every six and a half minutes since last Tuesday. The doc told her they’d induce this evening at 5pm. The kids dropped Faith off here on their way to the hospital this afternoon.
The 48 bed local hospital has garnered a couple national awards including top 100 in the nation. They had so many people from all around the area come there to have their babies that the hospital built a birthing center about five years ago. Then more people traveled even further distances for the great facilities, excellent staff, and super food. They even pass up a major hospital in Salem to use this place. In a town with less than 10,000 people there were 1742 babies born last year. We’ve heard the pace it above that this year. Which means scheduling to induce can be a dicey situation.
About 6 Mandy called to let us know that there were more mothers having babies with three walking in this afternoon and so they don’t have room/staff to induce. Terrible news when you’re so ready and the baby is growing by leaps and bounds. We’ve kept Faith anyway so they can try to have a decent night sleep. They were told to come back at 7am and see if there is space.
This evening Faith played with heddles as I tried to thread the reed. I wasn’t too successful. 🙂
I’ve been meaning to share this lovely quilt which was made and gifted to me by a dear friend JB. I just love walking into the bedroom and seeing this quilt brightening our somewhat drab room.
The strings ensemble’s year end concert went quite well this afternoon. The program was filled with a good mix of lively pieces from Fiocco to Telemann, to Copeland’s Rodea Hoe-Down, with a couple of Bach duets in between. Playing in a string ensemble with various parts and voicings brings deep joy and satisfaction.