Well the midwife appointment was pretty uneventful…
Oh who am I kidding?! We heard the little Peanut’s heartbeat!! After searching for 3-4 minutes across the rolling terrain that is my belly, there it was! About 5 seconds of thu-thump thu-thump thu-thump… For a 2 inch long Peanut, it was a fast tiny heartbeat representing a charming chromosomal mix of me and Dust-man. A veritable mixing bowl containing a bit of each of us and all of our families, linking back from the beginning of time. This talent, that skill. Whose eyes, whose nose? How many people will we recognize in the eyes of this child, those near and dear to us? And really, how many more have contributed something to the unique creation of this human child, characters and influences we will never know or recognize, some family trait linking back 500 years…
Doesn’t it blow your mind? I am making a new human being inside of me, right now, at this very second. A spirit completely unknown to the world. Well, only about 27 weeks to go until we get to meet the next generation of our tribe.
At the Edge of the Ocean
I have heard this music before,
saith the body.