This is a bit off topic, but my friend Liz who I have known for nearly forty years (we met when we were quite young, you understand) has a grandchild. Kaytie has a condition that means she has had to stay in hospital all of her short life and has had two operations before she was six weeks old. Kaytie’s parents are recording the journey on a blog called Kaytie's Story and I just wanted to mention it here because I am so impressed with their courage and honesty and how beautiful Kaytie is.
And on a related topic Dave from Worldbridges is going to be a dad very soon and his partner Bonnie is recording her journey on a blog called Crib Chronicles. Last night I listened to a podcast that Bonnie put out which was a Skype discussion between Bonnie and two of her friends, one in Canada and the other in Australia. As I listened to the podcast I was returned immediately to my days in playgroup which is where I learnt all the secret women’s business of what it meant to be a mother. Now it’s on the internet, and new generations of parents are sharing their knowledge and experience with the world. It really is a privilege to be part (however peripheral) of these momentous journeys.