Tonight Grace discovered what interior hiccups feel like. It isn’t the first time she’s felt them but it is the first time she asked me if I knew what was happening. We were standing in the kitchen clearing away the supper dishes.
“Mom,” she said, “What do you suppose is wrong? Can you feel this?”
There was no doubt on my part. She was much relieved. She was a bit scared. And scared is more of how she is feeling as the time for the birth gets closer.