We survived our first earthquake. Or, rather, we felt an earthquake for the first time today. It was about 5am. I had just nursed the baby and gotten back in bed. I heard rattling in the walls (these old plaster walls tend to spontaneously crumble so we're accustomed to that noise) and general rattling around in the room. Then I felt the bed shaking. Pretty roughly, really, but it was shortlived. Then I felt several lighter shakes of the bed, like someone was standing at the foot gently nudging it back and forth. None of that lasted very long, but was certainly out of the ordinary and actually made me think, "Hmm, I bet that's what a little earthquake feels like." Sure enough!