Wednesday, August 25, 2010


12 weeks

In Knowledge of Young Boys by Toi Derricote
i knew you before you had a mother,
when you were newtlike, swimming,
a horrible brain in water.
i knew you when your connections
belonged only to yourself,
when you had no history
to hook on to,
when you had no sustenance of metal
when you had no boat to travel
when you stayed in the same
place, treading the question;
i knew you when you were all
eyes and a cocktail,
blank as the sky of a mind,
a root, neither ground nor placental;
not yet
red with the cut nor astonished
by pain, one terrible eye
open in the center of your head
to night, turning, and the stars
blinked like a cat. we swam
in the last trickle of champagne
before we knew breastmilk—we
shared the night of the closet,
the parasitic
closing on our thumbprint,
we were smudged in a yellow book.

son, we were oak without
mouth, uncut, we were
brave before memory.

August 25th 2010, 11:30 AM

For the rest of the country, summer is rapidly coming to a close. Here in Arizona, we have another month or so (maybe 2) before it starts really cooling down. However September marks the beginning of the school year, whether or not it is cool, whether or not you have a school age kiddo. So we are looking forward to getting on a regular schedule. And being able to venture out to parks and the zoo again!

Colin is talking a blue streak these days. He is hilariously funny and smart as a whip to boot. He takes after his father that way. At almost 3 and a half he is making up for lost talking time by narrating everything he does and asking a million questions. He also repeats pretty much whatever we feed him, which is such comedy gold.

I am finding 3 and half and 16 weeks pregnant to be exhausting but not nauseating. Thank the good Lord. The second trimester has brought a respite from the unending vomiting but not rest for the weary. People who have children back to back I salute you. My big kiddo is going a million times a minute and his little brother is hot on his heels already making himself known with heartburn and non-stop movement.

I say brother with certainty, we found out this morning that I will be the only girl in a houseful of boys come February 4th! While having a girl would have been lovely, I am so ready for another gorgeous rough and tumble boy-o. No new clothes! :)

Soft white underbelly

I'd like to take a moment to tell you all that I have decided to do an IPO (
get it? initial public offering? So that if I crash and burn I can just be all: "that was an EXPERIMENT people") with this little bit of writing. And that we got a battery for the camera so yay pictures. And that we find out the sex of babylove today. And that we leave for Hawaii in 2 days and I'm not packed.

I've been busy is what I'm saying.

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