#microblogmondays nine months out

Microblog_MondaysNine months ago today I gave birth. The post I planned for today was to finally finish and post one of the drafts about recovery from birth, the physical and emotional. I have one draft from 3 years ago and one from 8 months ago. I thought nine months would be fitting. But I haven’t had the energy to go there. What I should have done is post my six week recovery post I wrote after Caleb, but I was waiting to take a picture I never took. And those words now are inadequate to describe where we are. I’m not sure why this is a post I can’t write. Maybe I still have too much to process or maybe it’s that I’ve moved on and that story doesn’t need to be told.

What I have learned is that the birth stories as I’ve told them are mine. The boys feature prominently but those stories are about me. From their perspective the story goes something like this, “Mommy and Daddy went to the hospital and I was born. They loved me very much.” Maybe one day the post about recovery will need to be written and maybe not.

But today Caleb is nine months old and he just learned to clap.

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4 thoughts on “#microblogmondays nine months out

  • November 10, 2014 at 3:02 pm
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    Happy 9 months, Caleb!
    I too have some posts that have been sitting around waiting to be finished and posted. I have no idea if they ever will get posted now. Go with the flow, they will come if they are meant to be. Or not.

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  • November 10, 2014 at 10:57 pm
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    I selfishly hope you DO post those stories. I absolutely love reading about how we all process the birth experience (before/during/and after) so differently.

    9 months old…time flies.

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  • November 11, 2014 at 2:59 pm
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    It’s interesting when a topic sticks in our mind as something that must be said… and yet we never get around to writing the post or publishing the post. Maybe just having the thought or writing what you’ve written is enough.

    Congratulations on 9 months!

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