River Day and Waiting in the Sun....
The day before my due date, Darin and I hiked down to the river.
it was the hottest day of a spree of days over a hundred degrees.
that cold river water never felt so good!
oh american river, you flow and fill with secrets, scraps, time forgotten....
wood and bone, rock and sand and dragonfly.
our bodies, even the gentle quiet movements of our babies inside.
on a day like this, when you are waiting for your baby, every tiny detail seems of great portent. little love letters from the gods of the river;
medicine from the ancient trees and shade and birds.
we encountered a sleek and pretty friend. she did tricks for us in the tree.
refreshed, our water spirits glowing... darin skipped rocks, i read, we felt our baby move and roll inside my crazy belly over and over. i think she's ready to see this all with her own eyes. to try out the river with her own tiny feet. to snuggle in our arms and feel our skin and kisses. to taste the sun.
we had dinner at our favorite little river shack, Marcos, of the brick-oven amazing pesto-potato pizza.
art's cousin victoria works there. she is a doll, so excited to see us and sun-glowy and happy.
sooooo....today is july 13, my "due date" which i have tried very hard NOT to be attached to, but it feels like an important day nonetheless.
i am feeling great. i take naps every afternoon, and float in water at least once a day, and do laundry and love my cats, and walk, and watch movies with darin, and eat eat eat!
so far i have bits of cramps and lower back pain and twinges and tightenings, but nothing major.
so that's about it. i might go out tonight, i might not. i might dance to live music to get this baby moving, but then again i might just sleep :)
wishing you all a fabulous weekend!