Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Update post

Anthony made it home, and the kids both jumped on him with full body hugs and I couldn't even get close to him until they went to bed. Then we spent the whole weekend together. Of course by Sunday night the kids were driving us crazy...

Tu Quieres Pina Coladas? My friend, Luis from Puerto Rico loves Pina Coladas (of course). I made him a Pina Colada cake for his birthday today, but he was sick with the flu. He barely dragged himself in today for a slice (and to pick up his check). How awful to be sick on your birthday. Get well soon, Luis...

My workplace has been quite fertile lately. We have two doctors out on maternity leave. Another one just found out today she's carrying a boy. Our intern asked me to scan her today. I'm fairly certain she's carrying a girl (she already has 2 sons). We stayed late to do a c-section on Saturday. No wonder I had a dream that I had a surprise 3rd baby, and due to a history of "precipitous labor" (ie fast) I delivered it myself at work. Don't worry, won't happen in real life -- as my coworker said, my uterus is retired.

As my big girl Anna was reading to us a bedtime story tonight, Colin was splayed across my lap, head against my chest. I wrapped my arms around him and thought about how 5 years ago he occupied a similar -but much smaller!- space inside my belly. I looked at his big meaty feet, thinking how they used to kick me, at his dexterous hands; now his fingers fiddle with the skin on the back of my knuckles. Five years ago I was hugely pregnant, tired and uncomfortable, about to take off from work, sure that he would be born early and soon (not late, as was the case).

These little floppy, helpless babies go from a blink of an eye into huge, clever, cheeky kids, who dress and feed themselves and go to the bathroom on their own (that still amazes and pleases me). My parents assure me in another blink they'll be driving, going to prom, and then to college.

I'm feeling a little vertigo...

5 comments:

mainlyclearskies said...

Pina Colada cake sounds yummy!

And time goes so fast! I wish I could figure a way to put a cap on it.

Laura said...

What do you mean you scanned your coworker? Did you do an ultrasound?

Sharon said...

OM gosh!!! So fast. My oldest got his driver's permit yesterday. I want to cry, shrink him down and put him back. I miss his toddler face, his sweet baby smiles!!
Makes me want to cry!

Jennifer said...

Laura, yes, sorry, I scanned her with our ultrasound machine.

Joey said...

I, too, am beginning to understand what all the parents out there have always said about how you blink, and POOF, they've grown up. Faith especially amazes me. I think she's 5 going on 15.