Baby Ephraim & i had our two week follow up midwife appointment.
Did i have any questions or concerns? Is my body recovering sufficiently? Is baby growing normally? How is breastfeeding? Will i be requiring birthcontrol? (ha)
& then she turned & looked pointedly at me & said, "& how are you *feeling*"
"i'm so... happy." i smiled... breathing in my baby's fresh smell & holding his tiny boneless body in my arms.
Yeh, i'm tired, my husband's away all week on business, my body's a little achy...
but i look at my small son -
& my other 6 beautiful jewels -
& who could feel anything but joy?
He's already 10lbs 4oz at 2 weeks.
i told him that's enough showing off, that he can slow down & enjoy his teenyness for a little longer.
He replied, "i'm hungry, mama."