If anyone is doing a double-take at this moment because something about this blog entry seems a bit familiar, you ain't seeing things. Or maybe you are. Either way, this is the same post that was briefly published on Sunday night right up until mama kindly reminded papa that she had yet to tell her faculty/colleagues at work the 'big news' yet.
Luckily papa was able to 'hide' this post for a few nights until mama gave him the 2-kids-thumbs-up sign. Needless to say, we're thrilled. And even more so now that we're able to share the news with everyone as we begin the count-down to "D"-Day Number 2.
The Book You See: Joseph Campbell's The Hero With A Thousand Faces, the classic study of the hero's journey in all mythological systems, across all cultural historical lines; also ground zero for papa's upcoming 10th grade English curriculum this school year. A book that helps the reader realize that every significant moment of life is part of a larger universal cycle that both amazes and humbles.
The Photos You See: Sometimes you find the most interesting things tucked between...
...the pages of a book, a book like the one papa had under his arm while visiting mama's doc this morning when hopeful wishes became reality.
Especially -- and ironically -- between the pages of a chapter entitled "Childhood of the Human Hero" which has since become particularly apt.
We're relieved to see the nubs of 2 arms and 2 legs, plus a crazy alien head, already on the edge of being formed. More cave painting from ancient France than a kiddo at this point, but the symbolic nature of the first belly scan does make us very proud...and excited.
The Due Date: Mid-march, the doc told us.
Needless to say, we're already beaming. Just like we did when Beckett made his first appearance. Just like we will when they'll join sibling forces for real.