Sunday, April 01, 2007


Could it be? A "Mommy Poet" in the NY Times . . . or is this an April Fool's joke?

I haven't been paying much attention to poetry these days; my huge gourd of a belly is taking center stage. Signs of labor started three weeks ago and keep us in a perpetual state of anticipation. Dilating doesn't mean anything, babies come when they come, but everyone assumes that it means birth is imminent. When they see me again it is like an affront to their idea of the laws of childbirth. I want to make up a t-shirt that says:

"Yes, I'm still here."

I've made some breakthrough decisions as of late:

~Working up until your due date should be against the law.

~Online shopping has created the new phenomenom I like to call "nesting and resting."

~If you stop writing and sending out poems, then you will start getting published. A watched pot . . .

~Cloth diapering is coming back and is better than ever, buy stock in WAHM (work at home mom) companies.

~I don't care what people think anymore, really . . . what do you think about that?

~Babywearing - the latest, hottest accessory.


Anonymous prettysparrow said...

i love the sling! i totally want one now. first, tho, i need to get knocked up!

3:16 PM, April 01, 2007  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Hi prettysparrow!

Or, you can buy one now and do what I do . . . carry a stuffed pig around in it. :)

Pictured is the fancy, expensive, silk version I covet . . . I purchased the other type at:

4:31 PM, April 01, 2007  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

With my belly I could use that sling, but I don't think I could convince anyone I was knocked up. NY Times really??

7:47 AM, April 02, 2007  
Blogger Liza's Eyeview said...

I found your blog through Jakes's View. I am assuming you're related :). Anyway, I am just a "stressed mom" bloghopping at this time. Nice blog you've got. I'm sure I'd be back to read more later.

9:26 AM, April 02, 2007  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Oh Pat! :)

Yep, the NY Times, gave a so so review of a book of poems around the theme of motherhood. I looked it over in the bookstore and I agreed with the review. Click on the link to see the article . . .

Hi Liza, no, I'm not related . . . I had the honor of teaching Jake, but really he taught me lots about computers! Thanks for coming by . . .

2:00 PM, April 03, 2007  
Blogger Reb said...

Best wishes for your upcoming birth (if it hasn't happened yet)!

I do the cloth Kushies (at home -- disposable on the road) -- it works well for me.


1:26 AM, April 05, 2007  

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