Life and thankfully, Life.

by statia on May 2, 2008

“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

I try not to take the days for granted. But sometimes, you’re just suspended in it. The days get repetitive, and you just go with the flow. I’ve been so busy lately, that my son has to remind me to stop and take a moment. He does this by looking extra cute. And I always manage to sit with him for some quiet time every day, chattering, singing and just taking him in.

Chances are you know April from blogging. You probably know her from her flickr stream. April went through years of infertility. A surprise pregnancy gave way to the birth of her son last night. I’m so happy for them, and as Helen put it, envious. I’m having a blast with the Mini at this age. He’s getting funnier by the day, and I wouldn’t trade this time in for anything, but seeing a new baby makes my ovaries ache. And it doesn’t help that two of my good friends from the Mini’s swim class are pregnant. Spring is in the air. And I need a baby head to sniff.

If you’ve been a blogger for a long time, there’s a chance you might know Kevin Donahue. We all started blogging around the same time, and I consider Kevin and his wife, Merrin friends of mine, even though we’ve never met in person. I got an email this week saying that Kevin had suffered a heart attack. He’s 34 years old. Thankfully he saved his own life by taking an aspirin, and going to the ER. He’s now home and on the mend, but even as I sit here and write this, I get choked up. I’m glad that he’s going to be ok, and that I still have a chance to someday hang out with them. I hope that someday is sooner rather than later.

It’s a good day today.


Merrin May 2, 2008 at 12:54 pm

Um, we have a little free time if you feel like coming down and hanging out. In fact, our calendar looks clear for the next, oh, 4 weeks or so. ;-)

Meredith May 3, 2008 at 7:07 am

I know what you mean. On the one hand, I miss Finn’s little babyness and wish I could have that again. On the other, this is so fun!

Well, minus the tantrums. I’m sorry I didn’t email you earlier this week– I just totally lost track of stuff. I have to admit that I wasn’t ready for tantrums just yet, but since Finn isn’t the only 14 month old I know with strong opinions, I’m figuring that it’s not that unusual. Actually, when I think about it, this really seems like prime tantrum time. He’s starting to know when he wants things, but he isn’t talking, so he can’t communicate that to me.

Kevin Donahue May 3, 2008 at 10:18 am

Some people will do anything for attention. Sheesh.

jesser May 4, 2008 at 8:05 pm

34??! How scary. I’m just glad it turned out OK. And the story of your other friend with her surpise baby just … makes me so damned happy. I don’t even know her and immediate goofy smile. Wonderful news all around … I’m glad you shared it.

Matt May 7, 2008 at 11:44 pm

Hi, Statia! You might remember me from Philly blogging so many years ago. Now I am in China and my wife and I are expecting a baby in October.

With luck, we’ll move back to Philly sometime this year. Glad to read about the Mini and you can read about our xiao lao shu (little mouse) in the future :)

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