Monday, May 3, 2010

40 Weeks




"Momma," Jane's still barefoot while we wait, "I have a feeling the baby's gonna pop out on her due date." Auntie Cerissa and I smile. Guess we're all a little distracted these days.

40 weeks. TODAY. Still no popping.

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Another week of gratitude.

11. Shattered oatmeal bowl, no glass embedded in small bare feet.

12. Husband-hands that sweep up glass shards and sticky oats.

13. 40 weeks of baby curled in my womb.

14. Hospital bags packed.

15. Stacks of clean laundry.

16. Red geraniums like Gramma used to plant.

17. Awaiting arms to gather my children and their suitcases.

18. Strawberries and whip cream.

19. Cucumbers and olive oil.

20. A quiet nest of waiting before the whole world changes.

21. Another baby.



holy experience

20 comments:

Goat said...

All my babes, incuding you, were all two weeks late. You'd think I would have expected it by the 4th. But no. So nice to see the list of thanks. A smattering of poetry parts...if you git tired of waiting for the lil-est Schafer to appear, you know what to do :)

Melissa said...

Oh my, you are ALL baby. I could never say that. Not once. :)

Love today's gratitude list.

Perhaps the wind will blow in more than debris from your neighbors' yards today.

;)

suzy said...

What a wonderful bump!
And a wonderful list of thankfulness :)

Lori said...

The first two comments are so great that I have nothing new to add, except "love you!" :)

Heather said...

Oh my goodness! Just a whole lot of scrumptious beach ball there! I looked like a house (literally--people told me so--ha ha!--good thing I can take it!)
Enjoy your last moments and then enjoy all the new moments.
God bless you this week.

Dianna said...

What a sweet post. Will be thinking of you over the next few days...before the family once again changes.

Bon said...

What a beautiful belly, beautiful Momma ;)

Adina said...

What a picture! I called Carl to come look, and he said what I felt, "That doesn't even look real!" You look healthy and happy, and we're excited for you to be getting this new baby SOON!

Daniel and Cerissa said...

Just got home from a little impromptu visit to Dr. B (yuck, UTI), and thinking: wouldn't it have been convenient if Bethany was here with the baby so we could go for a little visit... but, no... convenience is never the goal, eh? Soon, soon, soon... in the meantime, I'm mentally getting those strawberries ready! You look adorable, as always :)

the o's said...

bethany you look AWESOME! looking forward to hearing that the new one is here!

deac-in-training said...

Good golly miss molly! You ARE adorable!

Keisha Valentina said...

Beauty, beauty.

:)

Nona Yerbiznus said...

So, will the blog be getting a new name? Jane, Jack, Lulie, and...? :)

Stephani said...

Lovely post! I absolutely love your blog header!

erin said...

Great list! Congratulations on the new baby. What a blessing.

Ben and Rachelle said...

Tell that girl to hurry up...I'm getting antsy! :)

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Daiquiri said...

You're the skinniest little pregnant woman I've ever seen! So cute!!

deb said...

I'm here from the gratitude community,
and have been skimming all through your blog... I don't know if you'll even get this comment

but I'm so thrilled to be here, to be blessed by the joy and grateful way you see and share.

thank you

and your family is beautiful. seriously. beautiful.