I left the hospital two weeks later. I had fully recovered but I was so scared for the baby. Fred had organized to come pick me up and was met with familiar faces waiting for me in my house; Mike and Ann.
Ann had taken time to clean up the house and even prepare a meal for us all. We talked for a bit then food was served by Mike. It was lovely. I noticed that Fred kept glancing on me every five minutes. He was so worried about me. I nodded to him when we caught a glance of each other and he nodded back. He understood.
We had fun that day. Mike and Ann even spent the night over. It was like a mini reunion. There was drinks and lots of food for us. Although I did not dance as the others, I enjoyed every bit of it. The fruit cocktails that Ann had prepared were really sweet! I drank couple of glasses.
Mike and Ann slept on the other bedroom while Fred and I went to ours. Fred was so scared for me that he held on tightly to my body the whole night. I was happy he did it. I felt safe.
The next day, my mother alongside my mother in law came to visit me. They were holding each other hands like two little children. Although they didn’t talk about my issue directly, they gave me advice on what to do to be able to maintain a healthy pregnancy to the end. They assured me that I should call any of them incase I need help.
Fred’s mum, God bless her, she had done shopping for me to last me several months. I was really surprised at her gesture that I couldn’t hold my tears back. This woman has been a blessing to my life ever since I met her.
The festivities came and the city was beautiful with all the Christmas lights. Although I could not get out more as I used to, I enjoyed the trips I out at night with Fred. He took me to various place to admire the lights. He even got me a Christmas present. It was a matching set of dresses for me and the baby. I was a bit surprised at his selection and upon asking him, he said that he was hoping that the baby would be a girl!