Category Archives: Flashback

Utopia Is My Peace Project

Utopia Is My Peace Project Like Big Brother, Utopia follows the interaction between strangers as they’re thrust together, this time to form a new society. “The series offers people from all walks of life the chance to start all over … Continue reading

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George Lucas

George Lucas George Lucas came to my attention in 1988. That was the year that I saw Willow. I knew of him from Star Wars. Although I liked Star Wars, it hadn’t captured my imagination like Willow did. Star Wars … Continue reading

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My Style: Then And Now

  September 29, 2004 I wore loose fitting clothes back in High School because I was self-conscious. I wore little or no make-up and the girls kept asking if I just wasn’t allowed to or what. I told them I … Continue reading

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Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression    I woke up in tears my second night at the hospital.  I’d had a dream about someone taking Ana from me.  I got up and went to the bathroom, where I sobbed uncontrollably.  I felt down right … Continue reading

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Emergency

Emergency A couple of days before my water finally broke, everyone got sick. Jason came down with some sort flu or something, or so we thought.  Both Jason and Ana had fevers over 100 degrees. Mine topped out at 99.4. … Continue reading

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Surviving Bed Rest

 Bed Rest I went for a third trimester ultrasound and found the ultrasound tech concerned. She had me see the on-call doctor. My cervix was short and dilated slightly. This all signaled impending labor. I  was only 31 weeks along … Continue reading

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Staying Home

Staying At Home There has been debate among mothers about rather it was best to stay at home or work.  In my case, I felt like I didn’t have much of a choice.  Even still, I received flack from family … Continue reading

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The Woman Who Cried Pregnant

 The Woman Who Called Pregnant 2007 I noticed nausea and full breasts on a Sunday at the end of March in 2007. That Monday I ran to the Dollar Tree for a pregnancy test. I took the test and found … Continue reading

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Baby

Baby I waited restlessly for Jason to arrive.  It didn’t take long, but it felt like forever.  I was seated next to a woman who had apparently just started having contractions and not in that much pain just yet.  She … Continue reading

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Pregnant Pause

 Pregnant Pause  The second trimester was better in many ways, but it was not without its own set of problems.  As I started to feel better physically, financially things were beginning to deteriorate.  I had been teaching English at a … Continue reading

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