Monday, March 09, 2009

Okay, time to come clean! Constant tiredness and permanent nausea is the enemy of writing and whoever called it 'morning sickness' was having a laugh, it ought to be called 'all-day-every-day sickness'. Yes, I'm pregnant. Had my first scan today and everything is as it should be so I thought it was time to tell the world.

Hoping as I head into my fourth month of pregnancy the nausea will wear off and I'll get back to writing. Here's a small poem offering, it's not much but it's all I've got for the moment -

Heliotropism

Waves rise from nowhere
like the water pearl

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17 comments:

swiss said...

well i was looking for some interesting reason for the gap and this fits the bill! lol

congratulations! us

Andrew Shields said...

My wife also pointed out that it's "all-day sickness"! Stay healthy and relaxed, and good luck to you.

James Owens said...

Congratulations! And best wishes! I hope the all-day sickness will go away before long.

A lovely poem. I think you have perfectly captured this moment of consciousness...

Rachel Fox said...

I didn't even suspect! Congratulations. Very exciting!
x

Jim Murdoch said...

Sounds a lot like what I've got. Maybe that's what's up with me. I feel like I've got waves inside me too.

Dead pleased for you.

Sorlil said...

hi swiss, glad it's interesting enough for you, lol! thankyou.

hi andrew, thanks very much, I'll do my best!

thanks james, I really hope so! I'm very glad you think that of the poem, thankyou.

hi rachel, you didn't suspect because you can't see me, let's just say it's been difficult to keep it hidden since the two month mark!! cheers

lol jim, now that would be a surprise! thanks, that's lovely of you to say so.

Colin Will said...

Congratulations Sorlil. I was beginning to wonder if you were OK.

Roxana said...

WOW!!!!congratulations!!!! :-) I am so excited about the news that I will have to come back later for the poem :-)
would you like a boy or a girl now? :-))))

Sorlil said...

thanks colin, apart the nausea I'm absolutely fine and excited about going to StAnza - not long now!

thankyou roxana, that's very sweet of you :) well at first I wanted another boy just because I've already got a boy and girls are the great unknown plus practically - got millions of boy's clothes etc. But my niece recently had a baby girl and she is absolutely adorable so now I'm thinking it would be nice to have a girl after all, although maybe slightly scarier! Really, I guess I'd be delighted either way, the biggest problem at the moment is coming up with another boy's name that we both like!

Colin Will said...

Boys ran in our family - I had 2 brothers, I have two sone, one of my brothers has 3 sons etc. So it's lovely that I now have 2 grand-daughters (plus a grandson).

Dave King said...

What do you mean it's not much? It's beautiful! It certainly does it for me. all-day-every-day-sickness is obviously a very effective muse. Cash in while ye may.

Sorlil said...

aah with all those boys in the family I bet you spoil your grand-daughters :)

thanks dave, I'm very glad you like it, the nausea is definitely not an effective muse though!!

shug said...

long may the sea swell in your bones. Congratulations! See you at Stanza I hope and pay my personal regards to you and the heliotrope.

Sorlil said...

thankyou shug, yes it would be lovely to bump into you at StAnza - I'll be bringing books to get signed :)

An Honest Man said...

Congratulations

deemikay said...

I never said... congratulations! :)

Sorlil said...

thankyou honest man and deemikay :)