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Hiking and baby

Friday, October 16, 2020

Late Wednesday afternoon I took my two hiking buddies up what I deem the worlds most boring hike. 6KM straight up a logging road. There is NOTHING to see as you walk up. I promised them it would be worth it. One declared she had seen views like what she thought she was going to see, the other just plodded along happy to be coming along. I love the plodder. She's 60 years old and had always wanted to be a hiker but never had anyone to go with. When I first started taking her out she could do easy 2K hikes, things that I call "a walk in the park". Now she will come on 12K hikes with me, lots of hills and is so excited with her progress.

When we got to the top we stopped at the first view, they both were so excited with what they saw. I let them gush for a couple of minutes and then said, "ya, this isn't what we came for" and pushed them along. Hiker A of course insisted it wasn't going to be any different. Hiker B said, "ok, let's go".

When they saw this both stood in awe. The only thing disrupting my favourite view was a film crew setting up for a commercial but they were chill about us invading their set to sit on the edge of the mountain and just soak it in.

We moved back to the other view to let them finish working, roasted some hot dogs and took in a rainbow.

It was dark by the time we got to the bottom and we watched the sun set through the trees as we headed back to our cars. When I got home I was mentally and physically tired. I got into my jammies and announced I was going to go bed early. Then the phone rang.

"Mom can you come look after the girls, they are sleeping and I need to go to the hospital."

Well that's something that will wake you up immediately.

I hopped in my car, still in my jammies and headed over. 1:15AM my newest granddaughter entered into the world, a month early. I'm not posting any photos yet out of respect for my daughter. The baby isn't breathing on her own and hasn't made any progress yet. This does happen with preemies born by c-section so I'm confident everything will be fine and I'm a nervous wreck and ready to meltdown all at the same time. I've got the twins here with me until things settle down. My heart is breaking one minutes and excited the next but mostly I just want to be beside my daughter reassuring her this happens.
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