I know Ra is currently reading the series, and I plan to pick it up soon, but I agree with this editorial: The Golden Compass is meant to get wheels turning, NOT to “kill God”.
The Boy’s stepfather, K, has come to pick him up from the house. K is a wonderful man that we both adore.. with a glorious sense of humor. Thank God.
K: So, lil missy, how you feelin’?
Me: Oh, ready to have this kid.
K: Yeah, you look tired.
Me: It’s the contractions. They’re exhausting, but don’t seem to be too productive. At least he’s moving around.
The Boy: Yeah, he’s trying to find the hole.
K: Well, THAT’S new.
You KNOW it’s a desperate time when you read how the doctor breaks your water (“a device shaped like a crochet hook is inserted into the cervix”), and you start wondering.. what SIZE crochet hook? You think Walmart has any on sale?
Needless to say, I have not had the baby yet. The cruelest trick is that, around 37-38 weeks, you feel SPECTACULAR. You’re sleeping better (or the lack of sleep doesn’t affect you as harshly), your body has found a balance of sorts, and you don’t mind being pregnant. THEN you hit 39 weeks. And everything s-u-u-c-k-s. I haven’t had a night with more than 4 hours of sleep in a week. Nausea and low-grade fevers are abounding. And I think that my morale is a little low.
I am fortunate, however, to have amazing people surround me. I had a helluva cheerleader voicemail from Nina, who delivered Ethan Eric last week, reminding me that I will get through it.. even if because there is no other option. Steph brought by a fabulous dinner last night that included my fave craving: red velvet cake. Ra is heading up my email tree so I don’t have to think about it.
In other news, I woke up to this happy message this morning:
To-Do for 2013
* Be pregnant. Enjoy it. Make it meaningful.
* Allow some wiggle room.
* As many overnight adventures as we can fit in.
* Refocus finances.
* Post-pregnancy, get back into running.
* Read a book a month (not school or work related).
* Get the boys to play frisbee golf several times a month.
About Sarah Lena
Mom to a 5 year old, StepMom to a 12 year old, and Wife to a 40 year old, Sarah Lena is busy. She is a wrangler of rocket engineers by day, and a student and voiceover artist by night. She has an unabashed love of food, local theatre, and beauty products.