Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Babies

Just in case you didn't know - there is something in the air. Because 70% of my friends are currently expecting babies. Or just had babies.

A few years ago I remember saying to my boss, who is a very respected man with a spark of humor running through his veins, "There must be something in the air" when all our secretaries got pregnant. He looked at me very seriously and said "No, it's not in the air. Trust me."

So I took his word for it.

I was just reading Dooce's update and pictures on her little 4-year old girl. Little Leta looks like her daddy so much. I wondered what it must be like - to look into your children's faces and to see yourself and your spouse. I wonder what feelings parents have when their little baby starts talking for the first time. Or what it feels like to hear that they have been picked on at school. I don't know how I would cope with it, I think it would break my heart.

I have also wondered about pregnancy - a little person growing inside, what a miracle! I am in awe of the idea and design of it. There is so much beauty and delicateness in it. I wonder what it feels like to be a mother. Or a father. They say that people instantly grow up when they become a parent. And they say that parenthood is love like none other and that it's instant. I wonder what it's like.

And I know I will be getting comments and emails - these are just thoughts on the subject...nothing else.

6 comments:

yellowgirl said...

I understand. The curiosity, whether you're ready for the reality or not, is there. I wish I could tell you how neat it is to be at this point of pregnancy, to not feel huge and uncomfortable but to have a little one kicking away inside my tummy. It's undescribable, and worth experiencing. I'm curious, and excited, about the parenting part of it all as well...

Yet, I imagine, that if someone could describe it all absolutely perfectly, it's all still one of those things that you never really understand until you've been there.

Sundries Sublime said...

I think YOU need to find the answers to your questions/thoughts first hand!!! I want to see a little ags!!! Have a baby!!! Please??? :-)

kristaliukas said...

Ags, I kid you not but today I found out that three girls that I know are pregnant. Then I open your blog and here is your posting... (all in one day!) I agree, there must be something in the air (or something in the water as they say in OH).

Felicia said...

Is there some kind of an announcement following??

cleangreenslate said...

Don't wish your time away! Seriously, I spent so much of my singlehood looking forward to the point I'm at now and wishing for what my friends had at the time (significant others)...Now, when I catch myself wishing to be ahead of where I am (buying a house, having kids, being partner at the firm, etc.), I remind myself that I need to plan for the future, but truly enjoy exactly where I am now...the alone time and freedom is something we'll never get again. (Now I know why my parents waited 4 years to have me. :)

I wish we could have talked longer yesterday...we should have a chat date when I get internet up at home! :)

kontrabanda said...

No, I am very very happy where we are at now. I am enjoying being married without children. I just wonder what those things are like. And no, there are no announcements following...