Sunday, 5 December 2010

A tale of Christmas woe!!!!!!

This is my post for Sian's Christmas Club.........a weekly dose of Christmas past......you can see them all and join in here.
DD2 was born on November 29th........the year her brother and sister were 6 and 4.......still giving me plenty of time to prepare for christmas.......but I did have the foresight to buy and wrap all the christmas presents.......and foresight can be a wonderful thing.......because nothing went to plan........after her birth I was ill and had an extremely high temperature......an xray finally showed internal bleeding........so I was trapped in the hospital.....my mum moved in to look after the children.......but was taken ill and rushed to hospital herself........a different hospital, of course.
So OH and children went to his parents.....poor OH was working.....rushing home to children......rushing to see me.......rushing to see my mum.......children were upset......missing me.....confused by change of routine.....DS even decided to cut his own hair!!!!

Mum came out of hospital......and insisted she be taken round the shops......to buy a 'christmas' dress for the grand daughter she was upset at not seeing for 2 weeks........and brought it to the hospital.
Finally on Christmas Eve I was allowed home.......and, of course, everyone else had prepared a wonderful christmas day for us.........but the only one totally oblivious to it all.......the little girl in the pretty pink dress.........which I still have!!!

And they all lived happily ever after!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

22 comments:

Cheri said...

Such a wise mama to have Christmas all prepared that far in advance! And how awful it must have been to be in the hospital for the first month of your little one's life! But she looks so pretty and content on Christmas!

Alana said...

Ahhhh! Jacky, such a sweet story. Even though everyone prepared a lovely christmas for you I bet the best present was just being home and with your loved ones.....excuse me I have a tear in my eye!

Margi said...

I love this story! Thank you for sharing it with us Jacky!

Heather said...

Wow Jacky .... talk about major stress!! lol. Glad you were all ok after all that :))

Lori said...

Awww what a wonderful story Jacky, so happy you were well enough in time to all able to spend christmas together thanks for the peek into your life!

Amy said...

Well, you won't forget that year! At least there is always a great story to tell and some great scrap fodder here :-)

Liberty :) said...

wow what a story!! that is one you wont forget in a hurry jacky!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Awesome story jacky! I love the picture of your little one in the dress. And your son cutting his own hair!!! A perfect little detail. So true to life!
rinda

furrypig said...

Goah what a stressful time for you all but what a great story to share it is now xxx

Tracy said...

Gosh Jacky what a story, you must have been so worried and stressed. At least it all turned out well and you've all enjoyed many xmas's together.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Ahhhh, what a lovely story Jackie. She looks so cute in that dress too. Lx

miriam.rogers said...

Oh,such a lovely story! home with your new baby, what better Christmas. Thank you for sharing it Jacky :)

Kathyk said...

Fab story to look back on, with everyone working together but must have been a nightmare at the time - you all look well on it ... NOW though.

Kathyk

Elizabeth said...

I agree, it's a very sweet story. Thankfully, everything worked out in the end and, as you said, everyone lived happily ever after.

Cheryl said...

Aww Jacky what cute memories, you poor thing but glad it all turned out ok in the end x

Kristin said...

Jacky, what an amazing story! I can say at least you were prepared and wrapped everything, the rest must have been very hard. I am so glad to hear it ended up okay but boy oh boy, I bet hearing you could go home Christmas Eve was the best Christmas gift ever!!

Sian said...

This is a fantastic story Jacky! It's got everything - the laughter, the tears, the happy ending..I love it. Thank you so much for Christmas XClubbing it for us all to share :)

JO SOWERBY said...

wow that was a truly eventful christmas. dd2 must be very proud of that pink frock with s a story attached. my mum went througha similar thing when she had me and i was born on the 24th dec
Jo xxxx

Deb said...

What a great story, Jacky. I'm loving the Christmas Club stories and hearing about these memories. Too funny that your DS chose that Christmas to cut his own hair. Ha!

Becky said...

What a wondeful story! I love the last photo of the sleeping beauty in her pink dress. So lovely that you still have it.

Karen said...

Oh my!!! What an awful experience, but what a wonderful story. Have you done a scrapbook page about this?

Rachel B said...

What a lovely little story and DD2 looked adorable in her little pink dress :)