Thursday, December 31, 2009


We saw some pretty spectacular things in 2008 -- age-old rock paintings, unparalleled monuments to love, mountains that were larger than life. We saw the counterplay of predator and prey in the battle of life, and we were touched by kind strangers in countries all over the world. But -- you already know this.

All of that, though, positively pales in comparison to what we saw this week.

It looks like we're going to have to buy another backpack.

How do I describe this feeling? That overwhelming heart-swelly feeling? Watching our baby cross and uncross its tiny wee hands, try to put its teeny thumb in its teeny mouth, flip over on its side in response to prodding by the ultrasound tech, and turn back to show us its perfect little profile, complete with a real nose and a chubby belly? How do I explain that I look at this picture every day in wonderment, that this little baby is ours, that it's with me all the time? How do I tell you that I put my hands in my coat pockets and spread my fingers over my almost-belly think to myself, "Do you know me? Can you feel me?"

Am I making you barf yet?

Updates to follow. The blog has been revived again, and we're traveling down a path that we know nothing about. Join us!


WanderingSean said...

That is such nice news--thanks for sharing.

No doubt you have another amazing adventure ahead of you. I mourn the end of the Love and chopsticks journey no longer!

All the best to you both in the New Year.

Megan said...


Can't wait to see what kind of adventures your growing family has!

Cindi said...

I am so excited for you both - sounds like the biggest adventure is yet to come! I'm not barfing at all - keep it coming! Best to you!

Theresa said...

I keep peeking back hoping for new posts and was rewarded today. I'm sure this will be one crazy adventure. Congratulations!

Gustavo said...

OMG! This is amazing!! Congratulations guys! Ludmilla and I are very happy for you.

Anonymous said...

I clicked here on a whim, because I'd heard you moved into your house... only to find even bigger news!

Congratulations to the two of you!

Laurie G.