Thursday, February 19, 2009
Welcome to the World!
Flowers for a baby boy. Born this morning, 7# 11 oz. Ten perfect fingers and ten perfect toes. One of many babies wriggling into my life. These babies are cracking open a door once thought shut. Shut and bolted. Biology's perennial tug-of-war between the mind and body; my mind says no, you have more than enough, think of the world, the environment, the expense, your age ... and my body replies oh to have another baby - how wonderful would that be?!!
Our original intent was to have two kids. We have three. Last weekend the big kids had sleepovers at friends' houses. The house seemed empty, lonely. I was so grateful for little sis. For her late night snuggles and chubby hands. For those sweet lips whispering, "You're a good mommy." I want to freeze those moments in time. I don't want to let them go, to let them grow up. But I must. And even if I had another babe - that one too would grow and flee the nest. And yet there are days when I understand why people keep having more. My mind says they're crazy and my body says no, no they're not.
So today I'm the mediator between mind and body. I'll shower my children with affection and enjoy other people's little ones.
Happy Love Thursday!