We decided to go and see Kirsty and the baby, this Sunday. We are not going to be around for much longer, so spending as much time as possible with everyone at the moment, including Kirsty is important. We arrived at The Princess Anne, Hospital for 2.30 pm.
Kirsty was happy to see us all, She looked like she had settled into her new role, with ease. Personally, I know nothing about pregnancy. Feeling Imogen kick inside of our Kirsty, was an extremely happy occasion for me. I had never felt that before. Life still remains wonderous. For myself, even being a witness to that, after the event, makes it special.
We stayed at the Hospital for about an hour. Had a chat with Kirsty's Mother, who was there before we arrived, and talked about the future. We talked about Baby Imogen's future, as well as our own future, away from The UK.
I can't stress enough, how different, life has been in recent times. Nothing as it was anymore, and life for myself and Jason, as well as all those we know is very different.
Different, does not only mean bad, scary and unable to think past today. I can also mean good. fruitful and happy. It depends on how one looks at the markers ahead!
After the Hospital Jason and myself went for Sunday Lunch, at The White Swan in Mansbridge, with Jack. The best Carvery in Southampton and a great Sunday Lunch guaranteed.
The White Swan, Mansbridge!
'Felt the baby kick, inside!'
Kirsty, like most , had a birth different from what she had imagined. There were complications and Kirsty was taken in to Hospital in the early hours. She lost a lot of blood and the water birth she had planned did not happen.
We bought a small gift for Kirsty as well as something special for the baby. A first tooth pot for Imogen. Royal Selangor Pewter. I used to collect that pewter, after going on holiday to Malaysia twice. I love the Country so much, so the gift was also sentimental to me.
Our changing future!
Both Jason and I have only known Kirsty for a short space of time, but during that period, we have grown close to her. She has spent a lot of time with us, during my illness. Despite seeing me in some awful states, she was always there, unbending and determined!
Unbending and Determined!
I have faith in Kirsty, I know she will be an excellent Mother. She has proven her abilities more and more since I have known her. Yes, I think it will be the making of her and I am sure life will take her down paths, she would have never expected. Life does that and there isn't nothing you can do about it!
Sunday lunch and a few pints. The perfect end to the perfect day. Just like Sunday's used to be, when I was younger.
It was nice to come home and find, that Jay had done all the hoovering. Cinderella, as he called himself. ONE OFF MAYBE!
Darren Vranjes, 43 years old, gay, partnered 20 years. Living in Southampton UK. Bipolar!