Sunday, August 19, 2012

My mother gave me a beautiful baby book for Rosalita.
It is from 1928, unused and in mint condition.
The cover is light pink silk dupioni, with a painstakingly lovely handpainted "Baby" insignia.
Three Disney princesses have written love notes to my baby on the inside of the front cover:  Belle, Rapunzel, and Cinderella (my favorite).
It was the one thing I was hoping to accomplish when I was at Disney a few weeks ago.

I think about my little girl all the time.
Her flutters and somersaults inside my belly make me wish she were already here.
All her tiny clothes are washed, sitting, and waiting-- gathered in soft pink piles that have the scent of lavender and golden honey.
I have 44 days more to wait.

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