Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Four

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By the end of this month I will be four months along. This is a time in my life when months have never felt longer. Yesterday I got out of bed and looked at the short list of goals I hoped to accomplish this week. Then I ran to the bathroom and threw up.

All my other chicks hatched a month early, so I'm guessing there will be only four more months after this one. I repeat the months in my mind over and over again. It doesn't sound so far away when you count on your fingers from May through August. I just need to limp through April and then I only have May through August. The baby will come in early September, if it arrives as early as the others. I sincerely hope it does.

And then I'll be mother to four children. Most days four sounds like a lot.

My body is groaning, not this again. My husband agrees we're never doing this again. But we want this baby, we asked for this, and so I lie in bed thinking about the number four. It's a good number for us. These days it's pretty much the only number I can count to.

Four.

5 comments:

  1. Wish I were there to make you a warm pot of chicken and stars soup :) xo

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  2. Congrats! I am number 4 of my family!
    Sorry you are super sick....

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  3. Congratulations! What a lucky baby.

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  4. Thanks for all the nice thoughts!

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