Postcards from my uterus

Closing time

27 January 2008 Postcards from my uterus

Beloved has resorted to drastic measures. He leaned in close to my uterus this morning and said, “We have candy! We have TV! We have video games! Just c’mon out and it’s all yours — follow the light!” We were in the car later, and decided the lyrics of this song are surprisingly applicable right […]

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Why I love my mom and my midwife

26 January 2008 Postcards from my uterus

By the time I figured out that the contractions were not the real deal yesterday morning, I was in a pretty foul mood. I felt supremely betrayed by my body, as false labour was nowhere near my radar screen, and it was outside the realm of the conceivable that what had started would not simply […]

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The captcha oracle

25 January 2008 How I love the Interwebs

You guys are making me laugh with your captchas, but when I went to comment on the thread and tell you so, I had my own predictive captcha experience. In fact, I had to get a screen capture and show you what the Captcha Oracle has in store for me: Cuz that’s what I need. […]

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Nevermind

25 January 2008 Postcards from my uterus

Forget I said anything. Nothing to see here today, folks. Contractions? What contractions? Sigh. I’m truly at a loss as to how one can go from 12 hours of *real* contractions (this is baby #3, I know from contractions) every 2 to 6 minutes to nothing. I wouldn’t even mind, if I weren’t so bloody […]

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This may turn out to be a very long day

25 January 2008 Postcards from my uterus

Just after 8:30 am. Contractions are sporadic and not too intense. The midwife suggested I go back to bed – as if!! If I couldn’t sleep overnight, there’s no way I’ll be able to sleep now, despite the long sleepless night. I have no experience with false labour, and was in fact just yesterday saying […]

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Hmmmm….

25 January 2008 Postcards from my uterus

It’s 7:30 am and I’m not sure what to think. The contractions almost completely died out after my last post while I was taking a shower, but are now back with mild intensity and regular frequency. Just put in a call to the midwife to see what she thinks. I guess I should wake up […]

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Liveblogging labour or false start?

25 January 2008 Postcards from my uterus

It’s 4:30 in the morning and the house is silent. Everyone is asleep except for me and the dog, who has followed me downstairs with faithful if not bleary curiousity. I didn’t sleep more than 45 minutes last night. I suppose this means I am biologically unable to bring a child into the world without […]

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Interminable Intermezzo, or, Seven thoughts on the end of pregnancy

22 January 2008 Postcards from my uterus

Back a couple of weeks ago, Rebecca from Adventures in Mommyhood tagged me for the “seven weird things about me” meme. I think the blog is a testament to the fact that there are far more than seven things that are weird about me, so I’m going to twist this one into the new all-uterus-all-the-time […]

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Shower me — with ideas!

21 January 2008 Meta-blogging

In these last, long days before Baby arrives, I’ve had plenty of time to get organized. There are freshly-washed blankets and towels and sleepers, the cradle is assembled and waiting, the car seat is installed and ready. I have diapers, nursing pads and a new nursing pillow. I’ve run out of things to worry over, […]

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Again with the pregnant stuff

16 January 2008 Postcards from my uterus

Hey, don’t say I didn’t warn you that this blog was going all-pregnancy, all the time! I went to an orientation session at the Montfort hospital last night. I was not overly receptive to the Montfort at the beginning of this pregnancy (Tristan and Simon were born at the Civic) and I was not overly […]

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