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.