Waiting For My Fruit To Ripen

Well, for those of you who know me, you know what has been going in these last 9 months.

For those of you who don’t, my wife, Melissa is having our first child.

The due date was July 21st. That has come and gone. Yesterday, Melissa was admitted to the hospital for safety purposes. Her blood pressure had spiked yesterday to 168/100 — that is cause for concern on the baby’s part. So we are doing things to speed the process. But the fruit just ain’t ripe yet.

I have heard thee expression from wine makers — the fruit is ripe when you kick the vine and some berries fall off.

Well, we are kicking and the fruit ain’t falling. We are being patient and waiting for Baby Gorton to ripen and fall. But the fruit did not ripen yet, so right now we are not harvesting. We are trying to do this as naturally as possible. And the hospital has been cooperative and not be invasive at all.

So, its 4:00 AM and we wait. I am hoping that something comes along today. It would be great. It would co inside with another birth of mine. The birth of UndertakingWine.com. Happy first birthday to you. It was one year ago I gave birth to my hobby. Who knew that one year later I would become a father to something real.

Let’s hope we harvest in a few hours.

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About Michael Gorton, Jr.

I am a Licensed Funeral Director who is having a love affair with Long Island Wine and the people that make Long Island wine so special. I am married to my wife Melissa and live in Rocky Point. Our first son Gabriel Noel was born on July 27, 2010. We have three cats and one dog.
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