Let Leaping Dogs Fly

Woman, mother, scientist, wife, human. I post occasionally about any and all of these things. Whatever strikes my fancy.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Newsflash: Pregnant Lady Delivers Baby!


Once upon a time, a long time ago it seems, I was pregnant. Then I was very pregnant, then I was super pregnant. Then, and this is where it gets exciting, I had a baby. Who would have imagined I could do something like that? Without drugs, even! Of course there were a lot of grunts and bodily fluids involved with that part, which I will tell you about if you really want to know, however I won't post the story just yet.

Now I have a son. We'll call him That Baby, because that tends to be how I refer to him around other people anyway. You know, "there's That Baby I delivered." or "That Baby threw up on me again." It's a whirlwind life with a 3.5 month old who spits up a lot. Feedings, diaper changes and vomit, oh my.

The great secret about all this, the thing that I want to wrap up in my pocket and keep close forever, is that I feel like I've stepped into the best poem I ever read, or into one of those fiery sunsets you see on travel billboards, and I don't want it to end. I am inside of a dream, inside of magic, inside of the world instead of being merely a bystander. I am living now in the most present way I possibly can, in the place I tried to reach for years with all the job changes and graduate school and self examination and whatever else it was I did to try and find meaning in the random passages of my life.

I like this person I've become. I'm excited to see where the story goes from here. I'll try to post a little more often so you all can ride along with me.

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