Waiting for Snow

Saturday, January 30th, 2010 • 2 Comments on Waiting for Snow

So it seems there is a big winter storm headed in my direction.  Every year, we get a couple of these dire winter storm warnings for southeast Virginia and they usually amount to a dusting of snow that melts as soon as the sun peaks out from behind the clouds. But it seems like this time it might be the real deal with a possibility of up to twelve inches of snow.  I’ll believe it when I see it, but I love the sense of anticipation of a winter storm.  A week ago, I was going a bit stir crazy from being cooped up in the house with a baby and a bug (the sickness bug, not the mutant cockroaches I wrote about last weekend).  Now, I’m kind of looking forward to nesting for a few days.

It’s a been a good week, give or take a couple of late nights of baby fussiness.  I’ve gotten out of the house every day this week—which didn’t seem possible a month ago.  Funny how things change.  But Patrick has gotten a little older and is a little more predictable, which makes scheduled outings a little easier.  I’ve gotten my coffee fix several times this week, which is lovely.  Oh, how I’ve missed my coffee!  Between pregnancy, gestational diabetes and a newborn, I haven’t indulged my Starbucks cravings nearly enough in the past six months.  (Though I do wonder if Patrick absorbs the caffeine by osmosis while we’re there because his fussy nights seem to coincide with a trip to Starbucks.)  Getting my coffee, doing a bit of writing and plotting, seeing some friends, feeling like I’m finding a new routine—it all goes a long way to improving my overall mood.

Patrick is eight weeks old today and weighing in at a whopping 13 pounds.  He goes to the pediatrician next Friday for his two month checkup, so I imagine he’ll be weighing a little more by then.  It’s not all sunshine and rainbows (those fussy nights are truly exhausting and my back is in a permanent knot), but it’s gotten more manageable.  Enough so that when I saw my doctor earlier this week for my postpartum appointment, I mentioned that we might actually consider trying for another baby in the next year.  Crazy, huh?  Crazier still that my doctor was positively delighted.  We’ll see how I feel in a few more months.  Two babies under two?  I think the sleep deprivation is getting to me.

So here I sit on a Friday night, baby sleeping beside me and snow on the radar.  I’m soaking beans to make a hearty bean soup for tomorrow and I’m feeling the urge to bake a pan of my kickass brownies.  I got a writing check in the mail today and I got to see Jae and Shannon’s baby girl tonight.  There are things I wish were different, a certain melancholy I just can’t shake, but life is good and peaceful and (for the moment) quiet.

Bring on the snow.

Posted by Kristina in Baby, Life, Pregnancy and Baby
  • Emerald says:

    What a PRECIOUS picture!!!  You both look just beautiful.

    Have a beautiful day today, whether it snows or not (it’s forecast today here too, though I haven’t seen any yet).  You both look so warm and cozy in that picture!  It is delightful to read that you’re feeling and doing well.

    (Also, I found it amusing for some reason that Patrick weighs slightly less than my cat. Lol.)

    Very best,

  • Kristina says:

    Thanks so much, Emerald. smile

    Patrick actually outweighs one of my cats now.  He’s gotten so BIG. How did that happen?

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