Thursday, September 04, 2008

soon and very soon.

I don't remember the last time I nursed Claire. She slipped from baby to big girl and I didn't even write it down. Her weaning happened so gradually that it was entirely painless.

Each night before she goes to bed, I think this could be the last night with just the three of us. Only so far, it hasn't been. We get one more marathon of huggies and stories and songs. One more night of her asking for a big kiss and a little kiss Nacho Libre-style. One more night before she has to share us with someone new. Someone new, who like her sister, will come when he's ready.Someone who will hopefully inherit my ability to smile for a camera and not his father's.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kari,
I just went into your site, the first in many months. I cannot believe you will be a mommy again! That is so exciting. Your daughter is absolutely beautiful and so precious. I miss talking to my Corban group of friends. I am teaching full time at Hoover and loving my 3rd graders. We have several Corban student teachers. One more year and I can ask for a student teacher. I will keep on checking your site to see the pictures of your newest. I will also be praying for your delivery. Take care, Mary Ann

cmhd said...

Ha - I like how Claire's shirt appears to be clean, even though the face is covered in brownie batter. :) Why waste it by getting it on your shirt? She's one smart cookie...er, brownie.

And just think of it this way...you get to be a cute pregnant lady just a little longer than you expected.

/said as I duck, so as to miss the flying objects being thrown at me. :)

cmhd

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Joshua & Valerie said...

Just checking in! I feel so similar to you as far as the mixed feelings and uncertainty surrounding the second baby coming. So glad you're blazing the trail before me! ;)

Soon, very soon. How soon? No one knows. But soon, very soon. :)

Ronald said...

I heard you went into labor early this morning. I don't know if there's another little Curtis yet or not! Still praying for you!!

Alida said...

I just heard too! Oh, I'm doubly praying for you tonight!!! Much love my friend!

mcmom said...

Good luck my friend. I can't wait to see pictures.

Joshua & Valerie said...

Oh, Kari, I'm so glad I caught this...Ronald is actually ME Valerie!!! I'm in California using my parents' computer. I didn't realize I was logged in as my dad!!!!!

I'm so very excited to hear what happened/what's happening!! I had a dream last night you had a wonderfully successful vaginal birth and were planning on going to church on Sunday!!!!!

I look forward to hearing your birth story!

Joshua & Valerie said...

I realize that you are probably very busy and I'm being very selfish...but don't you have a good friend who knows the status of you and your baby and can hack into your blog and inform us?! ;)

Anonymous said...

CAN'T STAND THE WAIT.....

Kristin