The Joy: Reflection on my Seventh Year as a Mother

Unsure of what the balance held I touched my belly overwhelmed By what I had been chosen to perform Seven years ago, I felt this way. Seven years ago the most amazing, sacred, and scary thing happened to me. But then an angel came one day Told me to kneel down and pray For unto […]

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mother of three

They say when you have a child, it’s so hard to imagine what life was like before that child entered your life. At this time last week, at precisely this moment, I was a mother of two. Big A and Little A were my kids. That was my mommy persona. I had two kids. It’s […]

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he’s here

Pure joy. Nothing but pure joy.

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Rain

Last week sucked. No two ways about it. ***** On Tuesday, my psychiatrist and another that she is consulting with agreed that I am in the midst of a full-blown bipolar depression. This is more than the general blues of late pregnancy. It’s another episode of this illness I have. This means increasing my medications. […]

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Day 122: XY

I thought I wasn’t going to find out the sex of the baby. First, I thought it might be exciting to not know. But then I remembered myself. It’s not that I don’t like surprises. It’s that I am pretty impatient and not knowing something I could know doesn’t make any sense to me. Then, […]

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Day 119: Sausages

I don’t think I ever told my readers over here what’s been going on, but here’s the big news: I’m pregnant! 119 days in, 147 days to go. In other words, about 19 weeks. Yes, this was (semi) planned. Yes, I have a gender preference. Yes, I’m going to find out the sex (tomorrow!) Yes, […]

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