But all in a good way Today has been full of emotions. This morning as we were getting in the car there was a phone call - Yama's granny had turned up and wanted to take her back! So Pat went to meet granny and the social worker. Yama was very reserved and clingy to Pat. She wasn't excited to see granny at all. Anyway it has been agreed - she can live with Pat for two years. She will still have contact with granny and maybe, when granny is able to support herself and is in a better position she can stay with her overnight.
As you can imagine, that news was met with wild excitement and maybe the odd tear!
We had a lovely time in the post natal ward - so many lovely babies and mums. They are all so grateful for their gift bags.
Along with the money and donations people had given us we took the clothes and blankets that were given to us by the Special Care Baby Unit at Withybush Hospital. Today we heard of a preemie baby weighing just 1Kg and so we were able to put together a parcel for her - even the smallest baby grows will swamp her but some of the vests and cardigans will be perfect right now. She has such a long way to go before she will wear newborn clothes so we were able to provide clothes to keep her going for quite a while.
Then to the children's ward. When Pat took us shopping we bought toys to give to the children. The shop we went to was also a wholesaler - if you buy X number of an item you get a discount. Along with the special offer they had on toys we were able to buy gifts for about 30p or so each. The patient we saw as a little girl with pneumonia, We handed her a "Barbie" and her whole face lit up. She pulled it out of the box and kissed and hugged it. We left her grinning from ear to ear playing with her doll.
Got to go now as we are off out to dinner to celebrate Yama's new life.