August 31, 2010 - about 9 weeks pregnant
Yesterday Suzi got an awful runny-nose cold and spent last night in our bed, tossing and turning and waking up to cry that her nose needed wiping. It was one of those thankfully rare nights on which all four of us sleep in one bed, and when this happens I am always so grateful we bought our king-size bed. I wonder how we are going to fit our family of five in there. It probably won't happen often, but there will be a thunderstorm or two, I'm sure.
When Suzi fell asleep, and I finally fell asleep, I dreamed that it was Christmas Eve and we were supposed to be setting up gifts in the living room but we couldn't, because we discovered that a bunch of stray cats had taken up residence in our sofa cushions. There were at least ten of them in there and it wasn't easy getting them out of the house. Then some strangers showed up who wanted to stay the night, but we were running short of space, especially considering our sofa was full of cats. And what with all those cats running around, Jordan was concerned about his furry black guinea pig, Hail Mary, which had recently gone missing.
I woke up suddenly and half wanted to go back to sleep to figure out what happened with all those cats. They were making the couch smell gross and it was really menacing the way they peered out of the little holes they'd ripped in our cushions. But my dreams generally don't pick up where they left off like that. Now Ivey is happily napping in my lap and Suzi is watching Alice in Wonderland, and I'm hungry, as usual.
Later this week I'm hoping to hear Robin's heartbeat. I'm so excited! Then, if this pregnancy is like my two others, I'll start dreaming about giving birth to a litter of kittens.
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