...as in Due Date day. it's ironic that baby jake should be due on the 13th ... all my kids have a three in their birthdays somewhere, and except for libby, all of them were born on days with threes in them: katie on the 30th, jamie on the 3rd, meg on the 23rd. libby was born on 12/14...missing the 13th by one day. she has a three in her birth year... having been born in 93. just another interesting iteration of the 3/1 theme that seems to reverberate through my life...
on other fronts... i think today i get my wish to finally finish the dresser.
wow. as i was typing the phone rang. katie's water has broken....no real contractions yet but last night was a restless one for her. i told her that was a good sign...not that she agreed. i told her to start the blue cohosh ....take a nice long shower.... try to walk and stay upright as much as possible... gravity will help hold the baby's head now against her cervix and will start to stimulate the contractions. i mentioned to Beloved she should start sipping chicken broth and he went running to the kitchen to start a vat of chicken soup cooking for the new family's first meal. i'll stop at the farmer's market for some fresh bread, and tell the girls to make some brownies.
unlike her brother who was a full two weeks late, and meg who was 12 days late and libby who showed up 2 days early, katie was born on her due date. i always felt this matched her personality - katie has a sharp eye for detail, an appreciation for timing and orderliness, as well as a deep awareness of the courtesy puncuality implies - punctuality, after all, is the courtesy of kings. how wonderful if baby jake takes after his mommy and shows up right on time!
it occurs to me that 13 is my own birthday - 31 - reversed.
come hecate and pele, bride and kali ma.... open wide the portal, the one from dark to light ...assist and allow this soul to cross from eternal life into mortal life, that he may once more take his place upon the Turning of the Wheel.
all i say three times shall be... as i will, so blessed be...