Monday, November 5, 2012

First Child Second Child


Be it a girl, or one of the boys,
It is scarlet all over its avoirdupois,
It is red, it is boiled; could the obstetrician
Have possibly been a lobstertrician?
His degrees and credentials were hunky-dory,
But how's for an infantile inventory?
Here's the prodigy, here's the miracle!
Whether its head is oval or spherical,
You rejoice to find it has only one,
Having dreaded a two-headed daughter or son;
Here's the phenomenon all complete,
It's got two hands, it's got two feet,
Only natural, but pleasing, because
For months you have dreamed of flippers or claws.
Furthermore, it is fully equipped:
Fingers and toes with nails are tipped;
It's even got eyes, and a mouth clear cut;
When the mouth comes open the eyes go shut,
When the eyes go shut, the breath is loosed
And the presence of lungs can be deduced.
Let the rockets flash and the cannon thunder,
This child is a marvel, a matchless wonder.
A staggering child, a child astounding,
Dazzling, diaperless, dumbfounding,
Stupendous, miraculous, unsurpassed,
A child to stagger and flabbergast,
Bright as a button, sharp as a thorn,
And the only perfect one ever born.


Arrived this evening at half-past nine.
Everybody is doing fine.
Is it a boy, or quite the reverse?
You can call in the morning and ask the nurse.      
by Ogden Nash


  1. I see what's on your mind! Will you tweet me when you're in labor so I can pray? (@vintagewasp just in case you forget being in pain and all ;)

  2. Haha...yes, I'm due on Monday and it's definitely countdown time.
    I'm not sure I'll be engaging in social media when I'm in labor, but if I am...I will totally let you know. More likely a pic will come via Instagram, if anything (addicted!).

  3. Awww! May God bless you and baby girl. . .so excited for you guys!!!

    Can't wait for pics and I'm praying for you two!!!