i can honestly say that today i am blissfully happy and contend and could not ask for anything more.
last night we had some friends over for a braai to a nice clean house and had a great time. it occured to me that we are now grown-ups. our friends arrived while i was in the kitchen i had just cleaned, making a salad and fixing up our garlic-bread ala us, when i heard the tapping of little bare feet and Elizabeths voice calling me. First time she's been here and she padds straight in and comes looking for me - melt factor on high!
hubby had the steering wheel set up at the playstation so the guys could play some formula 1, but instead of all three of them hanging in front of the tv the entire afternoon as i had though they actually kuierd outside with us for the most part. it was a wonderful relaxed group atmosphere, no segregation of the sexes like one usually gets at braais.
later that night when Elizabeth got tired we got out the camping mattress and she eventually fell asleep on it under the gazebo where we were chatting. when everyone had left at around 10:00 i realised that even though we had people over for a braai since lunchtime, the house was still clean! how wonderful it is to be grown up LOL
this morning i was lying awake and decided - like so many other mornings - to lie very still and see if i could feel the baby moving, not expecting much though. i shifted a little bit which had the cat complaining somewhat from where she was lying, just under the little baby bump. and suddenly... there it was! a very definite feeling, unlike anything i've ever felt before, like slight pressure, flipping, like a fish almost. but definitely there!!! i had to wake up hubby with the news and got a sleepy, blissful smile and a tight hug in return. and then i just lay there, telling him what i was feeling and when. it was amazing!
we eventually got up, i made us some coffee and breakfast and we sat down outside where the gazebo, table and chairs were still set up from the night before. it was a beautiful, warm, sunny morning, the air smelled like coming summer, there was a slight breeze blowing across my skin and the cat was lying at my feet, purring. and again i realised how incredibly lucky i was to have this life. what more could i possibly want? i looked over to where hubby was enjoying his breakfast and got a loving smile and my answer was confirmed - absolutely nothing!