Thursday, January 6, 2011

Heart Beat

One of the coolest things I heard in Anatomy and Physiology (have not taken the time to verify this on line) was that when a two hearts get in proximity they can match their beats. As a transplanted heart gets close to the heart that it is replacing they synchronize.  I may be saying this the wrong way from a medical perspective.  But I trust that I have no one reading this who is a doctor.  I have thought about this as a few times through our adoption of Bella.

The first time I thought of it was when Jason and I got our EKG for the medical part of our application.  Coincidentally, we have the same abnormality (minor though it is).  Apparently, it is not a commonly occurring abnormality and our doctor got a kick out of the fact that we both have it.  Hmmmm.  synchronicity.

The second time was yesterday.  To understand me completely, I have to go back to a year ago.  When Bella first came home she loved to be snuggled and read to, but there was always an under current of awareness.  When my older three kids were babies, I could hold them and they would relax completely into me until they fell asleep.   At church, they could be perfectly still and quiet if I was holding them.  Think falling asleep while being given a massage.  It's not because you are tired but because you are that relaxed. That is what I mean.  She could fall asleep if she was tired.  Like when I rocked her at night.  I actually did not think about it too much.  I put it down to her age, really.  But then yesterday, I was reading/answering emails (thank you Ellen) in the morning.  Bella woke up, came downstairs, and climbed onto my lap.  I held her, rocked her slightly in the office chair, and continued to read/answer emails.  She was perfectly still.  Before I knew it she had fallen asleep at 9:00 in the morning.  Not a tired sleep.  A relaxed sleep.  Hmmm. Synchronicity.  She woke up in a few minutes and said, "I love you, mommy."  Definitely synchronicity.

6 comments:

emily said...

That is beautiful.

Deena said...

So sweet!!!! What a little darling you have! btw...I have a crazy little heart beat too! Hope all is well with your paperwork- take care!

Heidi said...

This is so beautiful! And encouraging. One of our boys has finally started to fall asleep easily and he is extremely affectionate, but every time we get the other boy to that place we have to go back to the doctor for a shot, or he dislocates his elbow, or something and he regresses. It's amazing to see how much change can happen in a year and I am thankful to people like you for giving me that line of sight.

coffeemom said...

Love this. Synchronicity indeed. And no surprise, not one bit. Love this.

scoopingitup said...

beautiful. i look forward to that day with Jesse...

Rebecca said...

SO very sweet.