bairn blog: a tale of three henleys

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11:44am Saturday, 25th March 2006

‘twas the day before due date and all through our dwelling,our bairn wasn’t stirring, despite the huge swelling,the nappies were poised and the crib was bare,the labour bag packed and the birth plan prepared,the booties, the blankets, the babygrows primed,the quick route to hospital hastily timed,the ‘music to squeeze to’ ceedee composed,the mother to be makes sure she’s suitably dozed,the father in waiting, awaiting a signthat unlike its parents, bairn’ll (for once) be on time…