Thursday, October 25, 2007

butterflies

I can feel the little one kicking! Little tiny flutters, off and on all day, as if she were a tiny mermaid, flicking her tail against the inside of my belly when she turns. This is so damned exciting ... it kind of makes up for the nervousness I've been feeling about how we're going to manage with two babies under age 2, what it's going to be like to give up any semblance of my childfree days. No question, having even one baby has changed my life as I know it, as the cliche says. But with just one, I can still manage a trip to the mall or the grocery store pretty easily with Daniel, or have a long bath in the evenings, or take off alone for an evening with friends from time to time. With two, it's not going to be so easy. And that makes me nervous. My mantras of late: "Plenty of other people in the world do it." And: "Hey, at least you're alive!"

6 comments:

Kerry said...

That is such a wonderful feeling. I hope your mermaid or merman will continue the graceful swimming and not decide to play water polo with your bladder.

Don't worry, you will find a way to get out of the house with 2 kids. I have recently managed my first solo excursions with all 4 and I am much less organized and seemingly in control than you are:)

Anonymous said...

Em, speaking of bellies, how is your scar site doing?

- Susanne

Anonymous said...

Emilie, out at MOA today I saw tons of very with-it moms strolling around with double-strollers and cute kids under age 2. They looked fine and you'll be, too! What a great "challenge" to be facing!

--Laura

Laura said...

Yeah for the butterflies!

kristine said...

I **LOVE** that feeling. It is one of the best. I think it is even better than the 30week old baby kicking in there.. just the flutters. All I can say is, if Kerry can do it with 3 under 1(!!!!) you (and everyone else, for that matter) can most definitely do it with 2 under 2!!

Barbara said...

It's so good to know that miracles DO happen. Enjoy the flutters!