Friday, July 31, 2009

TBWCYL Day 211 - Welcome

I enjoyed my task yesterday. While riding to go meet friends for dinner I swung into the maternity ward of a local hospital and went to the glass of the nursery and gave a wave to a new baby, thus welcoming them into the world.

It was slightly awkward and I thought I might get in trouble as I parked and then loaded myself into the elevator. I was familiar with the hospital as my cousin had a baby there last year so I knew the right floor and direction to go. I began memorizing my back story in case I was questioned by anyone. "Oh, my cousin is breastfeeding so I just needed to step out of the room for a few minutes."

As I stepped off the elevator and rounded the corner to the newborn nursery I was dismayed to find 6 people, an entire family from my estimation, standing outside the glass. One was clearly the new father as he was still in scrubs and was looking quite intently into the glass. I honestly looked at him and could only imagine the feelings that were going through him. I walked through the group of people and was just able to see a newborn baby through the glass.

After walking past the nursery and down a hallway, I doubled back and walked back past the nursery again. This was my only chance to welcome the new baby so I gave a slight wave and a smile as I walked by again. I was on edge as to what I would have to say if someone were to call security on me so I didn't go up to the glass. Also, I didn't want to invade the privacy of the new father and his family. As I was leaving the elevator to head back to the parking lot, I saw another woman waiting in a wheelchair as her husband was pulling the car around. He stopped, got out, took a aerial photo of his newborn and wife, and they went off to start their family.

These are the days where The Book throws you a good day.

That is all,


3 Ripples in the pond:

Carrie said...

Aw, yay for the book's mercy! :)

Trinity said...

Carrie, welcome to the pad. Yes, it is nice when it throws me a easy one.

Girl Interrupted said...

Aww ... that's quite sweet!

Glad you didn't get busted for being a suspected baby snatcher.