Back with a vengence

September 23, 2009

in Babies

Our baby boy arrived. Finally. After all the grief this pregnancy caused us, the little thing did not even have the decency of arriving on time. 5 days overdue, when I was practically carrying the belly on my knees, he finally arrived. 5 more hip waddling, ice cream craving, sleep deprived days. 5 days may not sound like much until you find yourself actually apologizing on the phone for still being pregnant to persistent well wishers, 3 times a day.

Little Tom, the baby with the “ultrasound indicated small head” and the “lower then normal uterus height”, was born a chubby 3.45 kilograms and managed to climb to an even chubbier 5 kilos by the tender age of 5 weeks. 4 more and he will outweight his stubborn 2-year-old sister.

So now we have two. 1 piggy in a blanket, always up for a drink, and an ascetic toddler, well immersed in her terrible (who am I kidding, horrible) two’s. I wonder if the wisdom of age also makes you less irritable.  At least that’s the impression I get from st. Grandma’s patient smile every time the two howl at the same time, exactly when I’m about to take a well deserved sip of lukewarm nuked coffee.

 Ok, sarcasm aside, we are incredibly blessed with 2 beautiful, healthy, loveable children (or at least that’s what I’m trying to tell myself at 2 am).  Nature, as any parent can testify, is well made, making you forget everything, labour pain and lack of sleep included,  with the first directly aimed toothless smile.

Smiling Tom

Smiling Tom

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Ben in Nashville, TN October 3, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Ayalla,

It’s been a long time. I just wanted to drop a line and say congratulations. You have a good-looking family building up there. Don’t stop now! Go for at least 10.

Ben

ayallawt October 4, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Thank you my friend. It’s good to hear from you. How are things on your side?

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