Saturday, November 29, 2008

30 weeks!

Liam is in week 30 - big enough to live if born - I think past "micropremie" at two pounds thirteen ounces last week. Ten weeks to go optimally - not a short time but not a long time. I'm more excited, less scared. Ruth made a blessing at the Thanksgiving table that she was thankful that this year was the first year all the kids were old enough for big person crystal goblets at dinner - and the last year for quite a while. I got tears and imagined how different it would have been with Mira at the table. Also that night, Ruth, K.K. and I talked in the kitchen while we put food away and just hung out while others watched football. We talked about babies and possible hair and eye color and the birth process and it felt so good - primal and female and tender. Ruth and K.K. look similar now - not baby and young woman, but two young women, one in the spring of early puberty and the other in the early summer of pregnancy, both with glowing skin and red hued hair. I hope Liam is a read head.

5 comments:

Sue said...

A wonderful sweet time Victoria. Thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

HURRAY!!!! So glad for you. :) I was wondering who this "Victoria" chick was. ;-) Beautiful name.

Judy said...

So much to be thankful for in your family, Victoria. I am glad you are less scared and more excited now. I so enjoyed your talking about how you, KK and Ruth made this primal female, tender bond talking of babies and with these two beautiful females in your life. How do you say Liam's name.

Victoria said...

Judy - I just found your sweet comment - Lee -um.
You say Liam "Lee-um Thanks for asking. Apparently it is not an unusualy shortening of William. New to me but I like it - Irish I'm told.

Judy said...

Thanks for answering my question about Liam's name. I love it now that I am sure how to pronounce it. I was stumbling over his name.Silly, I know there is a movie star with that name also but couldn't remember how they pronounced his name all of a sudden. Beautiful irish name.