Archive for October, 2008

Friday, October 31st, 2008

confessions and costumes

Originally uploaded by o&poecormier when i was twelve and suffering the exquisite torture that is eighth grade, i wanted to be Boy George for Hallowe’en. i had never wanted anything so badly, with such angst and investment. i found a baggy men’s shirt at the thrift store and safety-pinned patches to it. i had flowy […]

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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Obama, eat your heart out

so…we had an election, eh? nah, i’m not time-travelling. up here in the Great White North, we cast our ballots two weeks ago. our conservative minority spent millions on an election…that resulted in another conservative minority. whee. curb my enthusiasm. i’m a bit saturated with election talk this fall, from both sides of the border…though […]

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Saturday, October 25th, 2008

take two

the scream Originally uploaded by o&poecormier for six straight hours last night, she either nursed or screamed. i bounced her. her father burped her. we rocked her and i nursed her more and more and again more, pinned under my cheery giant pillow like a museum display of Motherhood. my spine eventually curled, nerves raw […]

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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

hell hath no fury

i spent a lot of today staring at the pile of thank you cards i need to write. i got half of one written. it’s hard to write thank you cards when you’re it seems like you’re holding a nursing baby all the time. and i thought, in passing, how the hell did i get […]

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Monday, October 20th, 2008

to the brim

my house is drowning. or rather, i feel like my house is drowning…to the outside observer, it more likely looks a little cluttered, overstuffed. and dusty, definitely dusty. but i can live with the dustbunnies…we reached a detente years ago, where they keep to their corners and i keep to mine. it’s the clutter, the […]

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Friday, October 17th, 2008

perchance to dream

she sleeps on me. right from the word go, it’s been clear that Posey’s a snuggler, a natural bambino-in-arms. she burrows into chests and armpits with an instinctive fetal curl, an irrestibly tiny, hot package for whom human contact is a kind of morphine, a failsafe stupor-inducing comfort. i am a sucker. Posey’s nuzzliness has […]

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Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

in the light

October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day in the US. i don’t think the day has any official status here in Canada, and this year we’re too busy reeling from a ‘more things change the more they stay the same’ election up in these parts to see much in the news about it, […]

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Thursday, October 9th, 2008

the womanly art of brain-feeding

before Posey was born, i wouldn’t have bet that i’d still be nursing her four weeks in. i would’ve hoped for it, rather like i hope for world peace and a flat stomach and the magical rebound of my ever-more-paltry retirement investments, but i’d given myself The Permission this time around. formula is not rat […]

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Sunday, October 5th, 2008

because i wanted to live deliberately

we traipsed into the woods like Hansel and Gretel…except, well, we were the parents. with our mini-me folk in tow. and there was no gingerbread house to be found. that, and getting lost in the woods in PEI is damn near impossible because if you keep walking you will, indubitably, end up either on a […]

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Friday, October 3rd, 2008


today is Posey’s due date. it’s also my mom’s 60th birthday. in my first pregnancy, with Finn, my due date was a source of excitement and mystery. the 4th of August, proclaimed the calendar – or maybe the 3rd, but the 4th was Dave’s mom’s birthday and so we went with that, thinking how fortuitous, […]

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