Veruca Salt Gets Her Umpalumpa

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”.

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