Sometimes, my patience is not as strong…like when there is something I am really looking forward to. I become Veruca Salt, the character from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, “I want an Umpalumpa and I want it NOW!”
My daughter, Christina, was expecting my third grandaughter, scheduled to arrive in the midst of this adventure; October 31st was the ETA. The other two were early and this being number three, I was certain she would be early also. I had planned having wifi and constant communication during this time. As it grew closer to our time to board a ship and be out of communication, my inner Veruca came out.
Meet Ripley Wild Ferkel, born November 5th… after we sailed. She was 9 lbs 19 3/4 inches. She and momma are fine. And, whether she likes it or not, her nickname is “Umpalumpa”.