I loved being pregnant. For a co-dependent like me, it was the ultimate boundary-free relationship. I had an easy pregnancy, no morning sickness or fat ankles, but toward the end, he took up more than his share of space. Like a toddler who crawls in bed with you in the middle of the night, he stretched his 21 inches in all directions at once, wedging a hand under my ribs while standing on my kidneys and sitting on my bladder. I think God plans it that way so, by the time labor begins, you’re completely ready to let go of the little bundle of joy you’ve been incubating for nine months. And that’s what being a mother is all about – letting go. (more…)
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This is a funny little trailer my grandson Mattias and my son Christian put together to tell folks about Christian’s new memoir on fatherhood, family and faith called “PregMANcy: A Dad, A Little Dude and a Due Date.” For more info, visit Christian’s website or his publisher’s website.
I’ve been thinking about Mom a lot today. She’s never far from my mind, but she’s been in the hospital for a few days, so she’s closer than usual. It’s nothing too serious, although I guess at 90 years old everything is serious, but it’s not imminently life threatening. She had shingles, and although the doctor was able to get rid of the shingles virus with meds, she wouldn’t keep her hands off the itchy places, so she developed a topical bacterial infection. She’s been “in” for 6 days and is getting better, maybe enough better to go home in the next day or two. (more…)