Wednesday, July 07, 2010

somezing stronge

Somezing Fishy

"Sometimes I say to myself, 'Enry, waz es going on ere? Somezing stronge indeed."

Meet Henry's alter ego, The Inspector.  He's a people watcher, that Henry.  And a very easy baby, thank the good Lord above, amen.

Henry is our little surprise. The bonus. The caboose.  

Funny how you are going along and you think your life is full, but there is something huge waiting for you just around the corner.

Sometimes that something isn't so great. 

And then sometimes its a squishy bundle of easy baby.  I tell you folks, this boy is everything that is right in the world all wrapped up in the softest skin you've ever felt.  Skin that is very, very fun to blow raspberries on, if I do say so.

I was rocking Henry while he slept. He started laughing. He laughed so hard he woke himself up. I wish I could see that again everyday for the rest of my life.  


P.S. I just want to add that if you are reading this, and you are a girl hoping and waiting for a baby, I have two things I want to say specifically to you. First, all of my babies were that something huge waiting around the corner. I have spent years yearning for my babies. Your corner is out there.  But until you turn the corner, enjoy the road.  Second, I am convinced that the joy and gratitude I feel as a mother is in direct correlation to the pain I endured in childlessness. Things always taste better when you are hungry. Everybody knows that.

18 comments:

*KRISTIN TAMARA DAVIES* said...

I cant believe how identical those babaies are. I love when you post pictures of them. Cant wait to see you guys again.

Molly said...

How cute! When were in the process of adopting my brother, his mother told us she had a *surprise* for us on his last visit with her. When we arrived she was 9 months pregnant! My mom looked at me and said "I don't know if we can handle another baby?". Ronald was only a year old and she asked us if we would take this baby when it was born. Nine days later ELizabeth was born, deaf and beautiful as ever! We proudly took her home from the hospital and loved every minute of our *surprise*! Sometimes unexpected surprises are the BEST!!
~Molly P

From the Kitchen said...

Congratulations all over again. I think Henri looks more like Poirot!!

Best,
Bonnie

margie said...

love this...
you are one lucky girl...
we all are right?
kiss kiss
m

Terri Fisher said...

AMEN to the P.S.! Enjoy!

Joan Crandall said...

I love the P.S. April! We lost my pregnancy almost 2 weeks ago; I can't wait to make it around that corner too :).

Jen said...

OHHH April, you and I , well we would be friends in real life! Your stories are the most wonderful stories I've read! I love your baby - he is a great surprise indeed!

Amy said...

From a girl hoping for a baby, thank you for this :) Sometimes on this long, hard road it feels like there is never going to be that corner. Thanks for helping me remember that there WILL be.

Jenn said...

I too am a girl waiting. I have been blessed to adopt a little girl of my own but my soul still hungers for more.

Thank you for your post April. I will be waiting, STARVING, but waiting...

Sharon said...

Thank you for your last paragraph. My dear friend has just lost another precious fetus. My heart breaks for her and I find myself at a loss for words. I will share this with her-I feel like these words are made for her. Blessings...

onehm said...

LOVE this post. I always enjoy your posts, but this one takes the cake! :)

emily said...

Love how you described waiting for children, things are better when you're hungry, and sometimes we just have to wait. Took me 10 yrs to have my twins, the best things are worth waiting for! And in that time of waiting (I had periods of great sadness), my husband and I got a lot of time to explore and be together.

Jen said...

Having just discovered your blog I don't know your whole story but I just couldn't walk away from this post without giving your a huge "Amen, sister!" My hubby and I waited 15 yrs for our family to go from two to three. We had all but given up when we finally got turned the corner. We may never have the opportunity to have a our family grow to a count of four but what a wonderful addition our son has been to our family.

Cara said...

Your P.S. was just what I needed. Thank you!

april said...

I'm so glad I wrote the P.S.. It was an after thought.

deb said...

this is so beautiful.

our surgically unplanned fifth was waiting around the corner a few years ago.
life could not be what it is without her.
I know that.

Cindy at LottieBird said...

I tell friends your story all the time. And sometimes strangers. It has such a happy surprise, doesn't it?

I will surely have to come to one of your shows so we can meet in real life and I will feel like less of a stalker.

Farnés said...

I love your posts too. You write so well.
Thank you for the P.S.. I truly believe I am someone who is .... just about to turn the corner and your words just helped me to keep my confidence and feel strong.

Thank you,
Farnés