Friday, February 6, 2009

Little Bird Lost

Little Bird, wildly fluttering underneath greasy axles,

Where will you go today?

Large flakes of snow drift down,

Sky gray eminence yields icy penalty for those who venture forth.

Little Bird, seeking shelter in the shadowy gloom,

How do you remain calm?

Patiently awaiting proper shelter from the storm,

The crisp air aching chilly bones in its frigid grasp.

Little Bird, flapping and dancing with freezing wings,

Why so aloof?

So tiny and insignificant in the grand scheme of things,

Polar temperatures could kill yet not a care in the world.

Little Bird, frosty beak chirping sluggishly,

Who is your inspiration?

With gentle tweets, singing sweet in vain,

Sounds drowned out while the crystal flakes accumulate.

Little Bird, downy feathers frozen stiff,

When will you find a way home?

The ominous blizzard hails a solid greeting of what’s to take place,

A tempestuous arctic blast seeks permanence where there is no refuge.

Little Bird, subservient portion of nature,

What is your secret for survival?

Life can be so cold for those with no warm memories.

Shivers and quivers prove futile to keep the spark alive.

Little Bird, your fragile anatomy is all there is

Without question.

Be careful, Little Bird. Wintry weather deems you fair game.

Proceed with caution while taking flight.

Copyright ©2008 Sarah B. Paquette


2/2 - Beta = 52 hCG, low estrogen/P4
2/4 - Beta = 112 hCG, 11 P4
2/6 - Beta = 284 hCG

I had an appointment for b/w first thing this morning. We got to The Center later than usual. There was some last minute packing to do. We're heading to PA to visit my family this weekend. My niece is being baptized and I am her godparent. I've been looking forward to this weekend for months and now it's finally here. Little did I know that I'd also be looking forward to this day for other reasons as well...My b/w results.

The nurse called at 3:00 with a bit of hesitation in her voice. She seemed scattered and a bit apprehensive as though she were about to wreak havoc on my otherwise "good day." She rambled, I started drifting off and then came the number - 284. We were looking for it to double from Wednesday's reading and it did just that...and a little bit more. Hoorah!

B/w and u/s scheduled for Tuesday, Feb 10th. Hopefully, there will be even better news...until then...I'm going to celebrate with Cran-raspberry juice and sparkling mineral water. Cheers!

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