Wednesday, November 16, 2005


Much to my continuing amazement, she is halfway baked today. Not half-baked, as in a crackpot idea--though I can't rule that out, what with never having experienced motherhood before--but halfway baked, as in twenty weeks.

We are getting along better now, she and I. She is making room for herself, a commodious domed home in my belly; I am now able to eat enough to keep her satisfied. (In fact, I can now eat more than enough--just ask Baby Hungry Man and Anna H., whose frittata, fruit, bacon and lemon loaf I consumed with joyous abandon, leaving in my wake only the tiniest of crumby orts.)

There is a constant thread of hope running through every seam of me--the hope that she will stay there, growing and changing me, for another twenty weeks.


Anonymous Jen said...

Half is a wonderful milestone, indeed.

I'm so glad that you're feeling better, both physically and emotionally. A special yay for the return of the appetite!

3:24 PM  
Blogger Debbie1788 said...

I am so happy for you bugs! She dosen't know what a wonderful mother she is going to have!

1/2 Way!! Whoooooo Hooooooo!!!!

4:12 PM  
Blogger D said...

Half way is a glorious place to be!
I have been reading for quite sometime and keeping my fingers crossed with every new turn or events!

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Z said...

YAY...the half way mark! so happy to hear how great things are going along. i hope to be the same way at my halfway mark.

4:36 PM  
Blogger emily said...

i am so happy someone else says ort. i haven't used it in years, time to re-add it to my vocabulary.

i am very much enjoying your blog, i can't get over how beautifully you write.

best luck with everything, i am sending all the good vibes i can muster your way.

8:17 PM  
Anonymous Menita said...

Lovely number, 20, isn't it?
So glad you are well and happy ; )

10:22 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

The glass is half full, soon to be completely full. :-)

Thrilled to hear that hope abounds and that you and she are both doing so well.

3:57 AM  
Blogger Lindy said...

Happy half-baked day, Bugs! You have every reason to be full of hope!

5:30 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I love half-baked! Eat!

5:44 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

That's awesome!!! Just wondering if your bellybutton will pop out when she's done cooking ;)

6:07 AM  
Anonymous Tine said...

Yay for hope! Yay for eating! You and I are at almost the exact same point in pregnancy...I've been silently hoping that you'd started to feel better, as I have. Eating is good. Go eat some more!

6:21 AM  
Blogger Claudia said...

So glad you're able to relax & enjoy this pregnancy a bit. Here's hoping the rest of it is calm, healthy & happy!

7:23 AM  
Anonymous jen said...

So happy to hear that things are going better. Yay to halfway!

7:26 AM  
Anonymous leslie said...

what Claudia said. May the rest of your pregnancy be smooth sailing!

7:26 AM  
Anonymous laura said...

I can't believe it's been this long already. I'm so glad you celebrating a Half-Birthday! Yay!

8:13 AM  
Blogger April said...

I am amazed you are already half way there. What a long journey it has been to this point, but I am so incredibly thankful to hear that the burden is lifting.

9:59 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

Congratulations on a great milestone. 20 weeks was a huge emotional milestone for me, too. I'm so glad for you.

10:40 AM  
Blogger chris said...

I've been out of town and couldn't check blogs so please accept my belated congrats. I'm so happy for you.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Wonderful! So happy to hear about this milestone.

8:05 AM  
Blogger Anna H. said...

Half is beautiful.

Love to you guys...


4:07 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

Congratulations!! You know, the trip home never seems to last as long as the outbound half. Hope these last 20 weeks fly by smoothly.

6:45 PM  

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