Tuesday, September 28, 2010
It's fully time to start making ready -- bit by bit, planning and preparing for the little one who will be joining us in a few months. As we've started to put the nursery in order, I've been pulling out some of my infant toys: my little parrot, who gives off a most life-like squeak when he's shaken; my yellow hippo rattle, who has had a strand of pink embroidery floss sticking out for *years* until I repaired him a few weeks ago; the blankets I used when I was small (not that I ever was!).
And as I prepare -- as I scrub second-hand finds, search for curtain fabric, scrutinize the nursery for the *best* possible arrangement, and keep the sewing machine whirring -- I hope and pray and wonder about the new life that is already so active.
But for now... well, right now a few kicks from the interior regions of my anatomy are reminding me that it's high time for breakfast!