Thursday, December 09, 2010

The Kids Are...


Terrible sleep last night.

Fire trucks.

Yodeling cats galumphing through the house.

Dreams of hurt children. Running to get them out of the ball pit.

Wendy, shrieking out of her bed and into ours.

Climbing over the kid and the man-have to pee again and again and again and again...

This one is different from the last one. Quieter. He doesn't tell me as much about himself as she did, with her constantly climbing jabbing insisting limbs (that didn't quit once she left my body) but I'm different too. A little older and more broken-in. Muscles and joints less interested in warping into new shapes.

Ridiculous to keep kick-counts over days already full of feeding the family, crying, laughing, candy land, laundry, lawyers, library trips, emailing, errands-

-then abruptly realizing, in the semi-dark, head on the pillow, trucks and cats and Carl's sinuses groaning in my ears, that I HAVE NO IDEA when it was when the baby last said hello.


doesn't kick. doesn't kick.
hospitals tests who do I call what do I do if-tick tick tick-nothing-tick-tick-

-roll. kick. (all right?)

All right.

I love you. I'm glad you're getting more sleep than I am. Thank you for humoring your mom. I love you.


  1. These babies are worrisome, especially so close to the finish line. Watching football last night, mine finally started to turn, and his/her head was lower than his/her butt for the first time ever and moving in the right direction. I was chanting, "Turn, turn, turn, turn..." at my belly but didn't really know what to do to help it along. And then it reversed course. Head back into my ribs, firmly breach once again. *sigh*

  2. In answer to your question about wood scented perfume, I bought it at the grocery store. It's called Aura Cacia Natural Perfume, but it appears to be out of stock on their website, see -

    It came in Root, Flower, Fruit, Leaf, or Wood scent. All essential oils, no animal testing, etc. And as I'm now reading the label it's not for use by preggos. Oops. Maybe they don't make it anymore. The Root scent is for cheap on Amazon -

  3. Someone thinks you really like boots?