Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Watching the Belly

Last night, I watched the subtle, sudden rise and fall of my wife's belly as the baby went about her/his evening, doing whatever it is baby's do for all those hours inside. It's too soon to tell elbow from foot or hand; being able to really see the movements is a relatively new thing for us, but seeing my wife's smile and her eyes grow wide with each new push from that tiny body, the reality of the situation struck me: She really has another human being inside her. A human being that will grow and change this world in some way large or small but for now is only pushing and bumping around inside her, unaware of how much those simple movements delight us.

100 days until baby.

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