Tag Archives: pregnancy

We Must Hold On

I am nearing 32 weeks. At 32 weeks, in this sadly small town, I am to be transferred to the nearest town, from my current doctor, a general practitioner to a down-right baby doc. 32 weeks seems so very late … Continue reading

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Hello, Little One

How odd to answer that common question, ‘Is this your first?’ with, ‘Yes.’ All the while, I think, fully functioning baby? Yes, I hope so. Pregnancy? No. Baby? Sort of….not really…. I try not to be bogged down by this. … Continue reading

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Here, Today

What a long year it’s been. And it’s only January 16. My return to work was met with my general ‘announcement’ of pregnancy. I told my immediate coworkers, the teacher under whom I work, who was admittedly suspicious already. She … Continue reading

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

As the snow piles up around us, leaning in towards the windows of the house like a tired soldier, I stare out across the fields of white meeting skies just the same. This year we hosted Christmas at our house … Continue reading

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A Creature Is Stirring or Declaring ‘Pregnancy’

The Christmas season is upon us, and the glorious break from work draws near. I wash my hands excessively, trying unsuccessfully to fend off the colds and flus and booger jambalayas of Kindergarten. Straighten dresses, fix hairbands, wipe faces. Line … Continue reading

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Weeks and Weeks

For weeks and weeks, my posts have taken a turn, heavy on the melancholy, light on the upbeat, hopeful tone of the summer. For weeks and weeks, I’ve been lax about posting, I’ve not been present, I’ve been in a … Continue reading

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Take Another Little Piece of My Heart Now Baby

I’ve been sick. I’ve had a cold that only someone who works with children under six can truly appreciate. Today, I sound like Janis Joplin, after chain smoking ten or so packs of cigarettes . I have missed some workdays … Continue reading

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