Daily Archives: May 4, 2009

Still Here : Still Waiting

Yesterday was the due date…. but the only baby I got to hold was this little 2yo crocodile.  His skin was SOOO soft and cool to touch.

I’ve been in Darwin now for 2 weeks.  The first week I didn’t cope too well as Chris was still in Jabiru and I was worried about what would happen if I went into labour while he was there.  Anyway, things are just better when he’s around, so I’ve perked up since he’s been here.

I’ve been reading to fill in the time.  I read High Noon by Nora Roberts, I was expecting something like a bigger, better romance novel, which it was, but it was also quite violent with lots of shooting and death and the sexual assault of the main character… I didn’t expect that at all.

Then I read Marley and Me by John Grogan.  I really liked this book about a guy, his family and his labrador. It made me miss Reuben who is waiting it out at a boarding kennel. 

And last night I finished Barbara Kingsolver’s book The Poisonwood Bible.  Another good choice for me 🙂  I really love another one of her books The Prodigal Summer which I’ve read a few times.  

I was talking about The Poisonwood Bible with Chris the other day and he said, "oh a woman’s book"  Huh?  It’s just a bloody good book and I think it could be enjoyed by both genders!!  Then I asked him if he had EVER read a book by a woman.  He could only think of one, and that was they biography of Deny King "King of the Wilderness".  I don’t think that really counts given that it was written about a man and a pretty tough one at that! 

How annoying!  I’ve hooked up with a sexist reader!  Though I suppose I shoudn’t be suprised since his taste falls squarely into 2 catagories: Science Fiction (but NOT fantasy), and non-fiction…. generally really thick books about world war 2.

So the wait continues.  Today I read that 75% of babies are born after the due date and my obstetrician told me the average baby is born at 40 plus 3 days.  So why don’t they just give us that as our due date then?  Buggered if I know!

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