pregnancy tagged posts


Posted by Tracy

September 9, 2010 The Present  No comments

I don't believe in writer's block. The word "block" implies that no matter how hard you try no words flow from your brain to the paper (virtual or otherwise). Anyone who is trying can come up with something to write down, even if it's something like, "Boy, I can't think of anything to say." That's the entire philosophy behind free writing exercises.

Of course, that doesn't mean what you write is publishable. In the past few months, I've had a lot to say, but I've struggled to come up with anything that the general blog-reading audience would actually want to hear about ... or anything I want known. Over the last few months, I've started something I intended to publish here, only to end up going off in some uncomfortable directions (family issues, inner demons and other secrets).

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The big day

Posted by Tracy

September 12, 2009 The FutureThe Present  No comments

If all goes well, I will be holding my son by the time this day is over. So why am I not sleeping away the last of my guaranteed uninterrupted time?

Because I worry. And when I wake up randomly as pregnant women often do, I can't helping thinking at least a little. And one thought leads to 20 more, which means I'll lie there with my eyes open until my mind gets too tired to go against the wishes of my body (or until my "floating through space" imagery actually works). Sometimes this only takes a few minutes. Not today. Not when so much anticipation has been building up to this day.

I didn't go through this as much when Kiki was born. For one thing, I wasn't induced and didn't know up until the last minute when she'd make her entrance - and then I was distracted by constant

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Posted by Tracy

April 18, 2009 The Present  No comments

Don't you hate it when you have a dream that's so sad and so vivid that you wake up sobbing and can't get back to sleep without trying to calm yourself down first so you get up and start a new, long overdue blog entry with a run-on sentence? My hormones are apparently hard at work tonight. Fortunately, I've never had a precognitive dream in my life ... unless I'm just really bad at interpreting them.

Regardless, here I am balancing a kitty and a computer on my lap. I have to be awake in a couple of hours to start getting ready for Kiki's first soccer session of the season, but there's no way I can get back to sleep without some kind of distraction. I've been meaning to post something here anyway, so why not get two things done at once?

Don't know why, but I've had a hard time

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