We Wait.

Today is my due date. I am still pregnant. We are waiting. When I was pregnant with Arthur, I happily told everyone that I didn’t put much stock in due dates and preferred to think about having a due month (including the two weeks before and two weeks after). It was a good thought and … More We Wait.

Expectant

I am a filled vessel, swelling and bulging at the seams. wading through deepening mud. Slowing down but working harder. July. Heavy with humidity and heat. Swimming through the air. a slug, slipping through my own skin. unfolding onto my bed. • • • I am a roller coaster, climbing to its apex. Unable to … More Expectant

Feeling Pregnant

“How are you feeling?” This is a question I get asked often. It’s a stock pregnant-lady question, but simultaneously one of the most empathetic and thoughtful things you can ask. The question acknowledge that sometimes in pregnancy, you aren’t feeling okay, that pregnancy is fraught with feelings. It’s also a hard question to answer because … More Feeling Pregnant