When our daughter Rana met her boyfriend Dom, she told him that she could never give him children. She had endometritis, blocked tubes, 1 ½ ovaries and constantly growing cysts.
So when they moved into their own house and she felt exhausted, she blamed it on the move.
Things got worse, and Rana knew that something was different. It wasn’t the cysts making her feel so tired. She took a pregnancy test. It clearly showed that she was pregnant. But knowing that this was impossible, she took another one. Again it showed the same results.
car_bootAs you can imagine, we’re all excited about it. They can’t be 100% sure about the date, but it’s around the 14th June.
It’s a little girl, but I’m not telling you her name yet!
Of course the one problem with babies is the cost – especially when it was unexpected! Rana gave up work on Friday. She feels healthier than she’s felt for years, but it’s time to slow down.
Dom’s parents are over the moon. They never expected to become Grandparents. They’ve bought lots of presents for the baby.
Yesterday I went to a local car boot sale. Oh how different they look to me now!
I bought six huge bags of baby clothes, a baby bouncer for £4.50 instead of £25, a game that makes noises, and can be twiddled, hit, etc, for £2.50 instead of £29, half a dozen brand new babies’ bottles, and all the clothes. Most of them are well-known High Street labels, and about a quarter of them have never been worn.
How much for the lot? £20! And the original value? Probably not far short of £1,000!
Oh what fun we’re going to have! She’s going to become a Mini-Me. She’ll pick the material in my log cabin office/craft room and we’ll make her dresses, and she’ll gradually learn how to knit, then we’ll go in the kitchen and cook, and after that I’ll tell her a story, and encourage her to elaborate, and learn how to write.
Is a genius born or taught? Maybe a bit of both. I can’t wait to find out!
But however she turns out, I can guarantee that she’ll be surrounded by love. This is a Miracle Baby!

About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd www.andrewsuk.com No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.