my cats (who don’t understand the internet and never will)
I'm not so sure. I think they may have gone out and earned advanced degrees without our knowledge.
I might have believed that of Sputnik, but Telstar doesn't have the attention span for it. I stuffed a worming pill down his throat the other day, which would have thrown any normal cat into a sulk for at least a couple of hours. He glared at me briefly and then went right back to rubbing my leg and mewing for gooshy food.
He can't eat it, but he can at least play with it and anything that falls on the floor from it, is probably edible!
Oh, he'll be quite pleased with Passenger for the first few years of life, then!
OMG i had no idea! wow congrats! please don't worry, you know once your kid is born you will be omg why was i ever worried about this, it's awesome. you will be an amazing mom!
I hope you're right on both counts! Thank you.
Pretty kitty and proof that tuna-breath does not affect digital image capturing.
I had a cold when I took the photo, so I couldn't smell the kitty-breath. Probably an advantage!
Good lord, you are gorgeous. Which is what I say every time I see your photo. But you are one of those ladies who makes being knocked up look elegant and foxy. Many (most) women look radiant, but not all of them look foxy.
Also, ambivalence. I think it's a healthy way to feel. You, me, we, everyone, including impending BabyNanila are immeasurably precious and infinitesimally negligible. (Which I expect you know, of course, being a Space Scientist.) Putting a new person into that reality is a tricky business.
Fortunately, I also expect you and your hug will do swimmingly at it, so it's all good.
The cat, however, looks like he thinks he is the emperor of all creation, which I expect (again) he probably is.
*shuffles feet* Well, thank you. The front of me, it has suddenly become very...er...womanly in shape. Not that it wasn't before, it's just that now I look at those Mother Earth figurines and think, yep! That's me! WHOA.
Every time I look at that photo of Telstar, I start giggling because of the whiskers and the eyebrows going everywhere.
October babies are cool :)
I would love for Passenger to arrive on 31 October. That would just be awesome. ;D
Halloween is a terrific birthday (as it is mine).
Congratulations!! You'll do fine, I'm sure - and for all its problems, it is still an endlessly fascinating and wonderful world to grow up in.
it is still an endlessly fascinating and wonderful world to grow up in.
This is true! I must remember it. Also, get some more lovely posters of it to put in the nursery. We have satellite images of the world at night and a periodic table already, as well as swag collected from various conferences. But perhaps a few more biology-related ones are in order...
Big congrats, and I'm very jealous! :)
congratulations! with all your intelligence and accomplishments, i wouldn't worry about your identity being subsumed into being a delivery vehicle for a new human; i see it more like being one of most important participants in the act of creating a new human -- an act that does not end at birth. i think you'll be a wonderful mother
Congratulations, Bump! You made an excellent choice of vessel for your first ever voyage. [SALUTE] =:o}
Edited at 2012-06-02 12:27 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I've always had similar feelings about bringing a child into the world without having adequate support. In the course of my life I've always known that if I were to have a child I would need to be in the position to do so. Not just monetarily but emotionally and mentally as well. If I ever do have a child or two (mostly leaning toward the one), I know that I'd have to be able to prepare them for the good and the bad in the world.