Monday, May 14, 2007


As you can see, he has so much to say.

Sunday, May 06, 2007


That's me! I am a "Literary Mama" . . .

. . . finally . . .

I started submitting over two years ago and now two of my beloved poems are in there.


I have so much to write about, to document, but everything is still new and raw after the birth of Shea. Later it will settle into poems and stories, now it is whirling snippets:

~The birth story . . . with the incompetent ob who apparently has no familiarity with his area of expertise - literally. Then he almost sent me home saying I was in "false labor" - ha! Luckily, the nurses were my angels, protected me from the ob who couldn't even find the right opening, supported me through the birth I've always wanted with no hook ups or medications. Two hours and a mountain climb of pain later, there was Shea.

~I know they say to keep your baby in the house for the first 4-6 weeks, but that doesn't make sense to me. Don't they say that the inside of houses is more polluted than the outside? Plus my 7 and 4 year olds bring home plenty of germs from school. I figure that leaving the house with him in a carrier and not letting anyone touch his hands is fine. So we've been out and about in the fresh air: walks in Duke Forest, kite flying, outdoor restaurants. Shea and I even chaperoned his sister's field trip.

~Shea's umbilical cord stump finally fell off on his one month birthday, which was perplexing. With MH and Liam it was just a week or so. To celebrate, he took his first real bath with six helping hands . . .