Archive for September, 2008

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

how i learned to stop worrying and love the bump

no matter how grateful one is, the end of pregnancy gets long.  especially when one kinda thought it would all be well over by now, had mentally groomed oneself to be ready for the shitshow of the NICU. being spared one endurance test usually means you’re trading for another.  cynics’ handbook 101, friends. maybe the […]

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Friday, September 5th, 2008

the dog in the manger

when i wake up tomorrow morning – barring any drastic excitement before then – i will be further along than i have ever been before, more pregnant than my body has ever managed. i am 36 weeks today, the threshold of what some – few, but some – definitions are willing to call term.  Oscar […]

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Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

autumn journal

September has come, it is hers whose vitality leaps in the autumn Whose nature prefers trees without leaves and a fire in the fireplace. – Louis MacNeice oh September, you’re a tease. you’re there, just behind the curtain, waiting.  there’s a crispness to the air, suddenly, and it promises sweaters and lined pages all new […]

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Monday, September 1st, 2008

they are what they eat?

for the past nine days, Oscar & Dave & i have been home together, just the three of us.  the sitter’s on vacation, as is Dave, and i’m home anyway, so it’s a last gasp at summer for us as a family, and a last chance – knock wood – to do stuff as a […]

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