Posts from December, 2011
Everything’s changed at least twice or three times since the time I drafted those “secret learning” notes to myself. I can walk again without being winded! (Sort of.) I can eat. (And eat and eat.) Things I never dreamt would hurt, do. (And don’t stop.) I fully expect the trend to continue.
Right now the theme is the impossibility of sleep with hips that ache like they’re slowly breaking off. It’s like cliff erosion for the body! And while I toss and turn in our teeny tiny bed, pushing Eric and myself to its outer centimeters, a recent theme has been dreams plagued by the idea that I’ll never go anywhere ever again. A few nights ago, it had to do with the dentist. How would I ever see the dentist again? I didn’t know, so I played the dog-baby-boat game with the front door of the office until I had clean teeth.
Instead of real-life riddles, I’m going to keep a list of all the places you can go with infants in New York when you’re not yet back to work but don’t want to stay home.
- Prospect Park
- Brooklyn Bridge walk
- the Met, MoMA, more museums…
- morning movies
- baby yoga
- lunch out
- Central Park zoo
- sailing on the Hudson
- Ellis Island before the tourists get here
The following is a post I saved months ago when this was a secret, then forgot to post when it wasn’t, and now isn’t really relevant, but there it is anyway, for posterity.
That title sounds much more exciting than the reality. As if I’ve been off in a secret dinosaur-defense training camp in Honduras for three months. Instead, the things I’m learning are:
1. Pregnancy message boards will make you at least a third dumber than you are. But don’t worry — soon, you won’t be able to tell!
2. According to said boards, 99% of being pregnant is being worried.
3. How much I miss walking two blocks without getting winded.
4. Also, how much I miss eating food just because I was hungry, not because it mostly smelled okay, I sorta kinda think I’ll be able to eat it maybe.
5. And, how nice it was falling asleep just once per day.
Hey, hey, we’re having a baby!