Tuesday, November 25, 2008



Meet Sweet, the pig-nosed, meatball-cheeked, apple of my focus for the last 34 weeks. I love this little worm nestled contentedly on the right side of my belly, poking at my bladder and jabbing at my ribcage.

With only 6 more weeks to go, I find myself reminiscing fondly about these last 7 ½ months and thanking the wrinkly little alien for being so kind to his/her work-a-holic of a mother. Save a 24 hour cold, I never got sick (I’m thankful for good vitamins, strong genes, or perhaps both). Save the pre-programmed exhaustion of my first trimester, I managed to survive my work weeks often on limited amounts of red-eye-induced sleep and forever changing time zones. Save an instant thickening of my once curvaceous waist, to the untrained eye my pregnancy was well concealed until my 5th month and my ankles have yet to swell (I still sport 4 inch heels to social events). Save a vivid dream or two that were the likely result of internal activity, I have never been awakened by the baby’s movements; never felt pain, discomfort or nausea; rarely had to get up in the middle of the night for a desperate pee; and never been want for assistance. Sweet has breezed past velvet ropes and slumbered while I shook my expanding hips on more than one hot night club dance floor; trucked along quietly on hikes through Red Rock Canyon (the last of which, although brief, was three days ago); listened patiently and attentively to my never-ending conference calls; and darted agreeably by my side through airport after airport; rental car after rental car; city after city. For the last 7 ½ months it has been tranquil baby, me and a suitcase against the world. I am a very, very lucky woman.

And now, here I am; home at last, nesting - washing gender-neutral jumpers, hooded towels, bibs, wash cloths and booties no bigger than my finger; preparing my home for the entry of a child who is already, quite possibly, an angel.


KassyK said...

I am so happy for you. Truly, this is an extraordinary time.

You are beautiful inside and out and your baby will no doubt be the same.


Kathryn said...

and also

lots of sweet love to you

Heather B. said...

S/he is adorable. You're so lucky and I'm so happy for you!


Lucy said...

I think I might hate you. NO FAIR on the no nausea front!! :)

Trey said...

Looks like Kent

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm, not even born yet and already a photo jockey!!!

I wonder what side the angel takes after...

Virgle Kent

Phil said...

When will you determine which of the Playaz is the father?

kold_kadavr_ flatliner said...

How awwwsome.
God bless your indelible soul.

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