The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible - Vladimir Nabokov

There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you - Zora Neale Hurston

26 April 2011

Forget Plans

I'm a huge planner. I have lists for everything from what to do today, to next week, and next year, not to mention the shopping lists, birthday lists, etc. From the start of my 3rd trimester, though, NOTHING went according to plan. My baby was due May 20th, plenty of time to finish up some writing projects, especially work related stuff. Well, complications ensued, and to cut a very long and interesting story (which I may revisit in more detail later in this blog) short--I've been in hospital the last two months and the baby is here already!

Meet Max Alexander:

Isn't he the cutest!
Thus, there has been no blog posts and sporadic work on my novel, but at least I finished my grant for work from my hospital bed, while being forced to lay flat on my side and type one-handed with IV's sticking out of me. This impressed all my workmates, so I hope it impressed my boss too.
Now, I'm on maternity leave, snatching one hour bits of sleep between feeds, and generally trying to learn this mommy gig.
I'm not making any definite plans--I've learned my lesson!-- but I want to start blogging/writing again soon.
Hope to see you all around!


  1. awww wee baby. I have been thinking of you often. Well done you. Beautiful Max. You will make a wonderful mummy. Take care and i will look forward to updates and lots of photos when you feel ready. XXXXXX

  2. I'm running behind, but he's adorable. Congratulations. He's just the cutest, tiny thing. Take care of both of you. I agree with Niki, you'll make a wonderful mummy and want to see lots of photos.

    Thoughts in Progress

  3. He is gorgeous. Wondered where you'd gone. Welcome back to blogging land.