Monday, November 27, 2006

9 Months of Paper Pregnancy


Sometimes I feel like a love sick teenager. Remember those days, where every anniversary was noted? Those we've been dating for a month, two months, etc... I've become acutely aware of time passing as we wait and today is 9 months down. Just imagine how thrilled we'd be at this point in a pregnancy. The fact is I am somewhat excited with every month that passes and even every day for that matter. So here we are hopefully past the half-way mark.

I find the most silly things to divert my attention. Yesterday I discovered that my milkweed plants have aphids. Naturally, I began looking for ladybugs in hopes that they will help me with these little pests. I found 4 ladybugs! But two of them were in a spider's nest. I have a nice little food chain going on in my flowerbed. I rescued one of the ladybugs from the evil spider and then began talking to it about eating the aphids. So this is what I've come down too? Talking to insects in the great effort to take my mind off the wait? Today there is one little ladybug out there to remind me that good things are to come and silly as it may sound I find it very comforting to know that ladybugs have found my house. I promise, I'm not losing my mind. I'm just a bit paper pregnancy stir-crazy.

3 comments:

Alyson & Ford said...

The wait is way too long. I don't know what I was expecting when we kept hearing of the slowdown. Now we are ten months into the wait and are too, trying to enjoy each day while remembering our new daughter is waiting for us too. Hang in there!

Alyson

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Congatulations. Are we there yet?

Shannon S said...

Your food chain comment cracked me up! Happy 9 months down! Fingers and toes crossed that we're halfway through this tough journey.