Happy Birthday Ali!!
Are these little bitty bands really 32 years old?
I remember easing them off your tiny hands and feet, you were so small that they didn’t need to be cut by the midwife. Those days were the best ever. I spent two days at ‘The Unit’ as it was affectionately called by the people of Southampton. It doesn’t exist now. Then I spent six days in Victoria House which was a special maternity place in the grounds of Southampton General Hospital. It’s now the occupational health building for the staff of the hospital. I was meant to have you there but you were two weeks overdue and had to be induced so it was ‘The Unit’ for me. It was a bit scary in that place, very dull with lights shining on bits that needed to be illuminated lol….I had a bit of trouble getting you born, they even got the operating theatre ready for me (my sister worked in there) but after an epidural and a few choice words that I didn’t know I knew, you decided to make an entrance. I can’t believe I was only 18 when I had you. I was so ready to have a baby and had read everything I could, I couldn’t get enough information. I practiced my knitting skills on some funny shaped cardigans and bootees made of baby soft bri nylon which went hard and yellow in the wash. I enjoyed every bus trip to see the midwife or doctor, and those pre-natal classes were so interesting. I just lapped it all up. I loved being a Mum…I still do!
So many memories…..
Has the postman been yet?
Love you xxx
I can show you the apron I sent to Ali now I have had confirmation that she has received it in the post. I used some crystal encrusted tulle I had lying about my stash and some pieces of spare cotton fabric. I just sort of held it up to me and guessed the length and doubled the width I felt was correct for the skirt bit. I think Ali likes it.
I had fun making it….do you like the sparkles? I sort of guessed where they were in my image editor as they didn’t show up on the photo. My image editor has a star brush so i just blinged away!!