the phone rang this morning at 5:30 and david heard it but laid there half asleep. he said he felt that if someone was calling at that hour that it was probably something important. darn it that bed feels good that early in the morning though. caller ID said maggie baxter. *cue world spinning, adrenaline pumping, the final countdown music playing* i must say it is much more difficult to focus on things like pushing buttons, even a small series of them like redial and then talk to call someone back when you are in such a heightened state of anticipation. my fingers became practically useless stumps in this process. finally i hear austin's cheerful hello on the other end with the news "THE BABY IS HERE" and that atomic bomb of joy went off, just like i thought it would. Rosalie Kiddo Baxter, you have a big family of friends waiting to meet you. i laid there in the dark crying tears of joy while david held me until the the nervous energy could no longer be contained and i got up, paced the house, updated maggie's journal as per her wishes, and now i think i've got to either go to the middle of a park and scream or ride my bike until my legs burn. if i sit here much longer i think i might just explode to hit my knees in praise. not that either of those havn't happened already.
as i was on my way home from dropping augustine off at preschool the wind was blowing the dew soaked tree leaves and it was as if even the trees were weeping with joy too