My husband and I are back from a spur-of-the-moment trip to the UK (he's still a romantic about wedding anniversaries after 26 years!), to hike, see the new lambs, stand on cliff edges, and drive the one-track roads in Derbyshire and Yorkshire. I saw twin lambs feeding, bouncing their mother up in the air with their forceful suckling.
We also cheered as our son's band won the Grade 2 band competition at the World Pipe Band Championships.
This was our first trip without the kids in 23 years.
Now that we're home, the phone calls have been coming in thick and fast with updates on all the most recent babies. I'm going through the emails and calls from women due 7 or 8 months from now. I've been fielding questions about pooping, breastfeeding, throwing up, whether grunting is normal, how to introduce solids, parenting 2 year olds, toilet training.
My clients call up years after they have left toddler life behind. I say "I am always yours," and I really am.
The busy Fall baby season approaches. Truly lambing time...