last month i started feeling the baby move. curtis felt it this month. he had such joy on his face. makes me tear up to think about it. it was really kool until he got it into his head that he wants to feel her kick all the time. so he pokes my belly, hunting for the munchkin, prodding her into annoyance just so he could feel her fight back against the pressure. then proud papa pats my belly and says... "good girl". it's becoming a daily routine. i can already see the daddy-n-me bond forming can't you?
so we got into a discussion early on about race affiliation. curtis' biological mother is white and his dad is black. his skin color dictates his ethnicity (right or wrong that's pretty much the way it works). i'm part filipino and part euro mutt and half the time people don't know what to call me. but i denounce my white side and call myself flip coz i grew up there. so the question is... when it's time to fill out those questionnaires and we need to identify the baby's ethnicity do we just pick OTHER? coz you know .. you can only check one box. they really need to change that. it won't be long till everyone is just a mish mosh of racial ethnicities. if they ask us for specifics we're jotting down BLACKAPINA. hehehe. brw people... if you know me n curtis you know that we say all this with mirth in our tone so keep the nasty letters away.
btw... we've finally settled on a first name. unfortunately i've been sworn to secrecy so don't ask or i'll get in trouble. still struggling to find that second name.
on a different note...
curtis and i were walking through the patchwork indie art show last weekend and found these two lil guys sitting in a booth just staring up at us. it was like looking into a miniature mirror. even the shop guy started laughing when we held them up. so of course we had to buy them. our replicas ;)