Really Big News of a Non-Writing Kind

I have not been feeling well lately. For about six weeks now, I’ve been nauseated and exhausted all day. It’s worse in the evenings.

That is because this week marks my twelfth of being pregnant.



Frankly, this was a surprise for us as well. After four kids; yes, I know how it works. Just trust me that the pregnancy was a surprise.

I’ve also been on bed rest for the last 2-3 weeks due to a chorionic hematoma. Basically. Good times and all that. But, things are looking up and the included pictures are the latest as of today.



Besides a baby, look what else I’ve made:
Wednesday, June 5: Wrote “I’m Not Soliciting Ma’am…

Thursday, June 6: Nothing

Friday, June 7: Winner of the Weekly Terribly Poetry Contest. Congratulations to Peregrine Arc!

Saturday, June 8: Announced the 29th Weekly Terrible Poetry Contest. The theme is whatever you wish.Β PLEASE ENTER! Please spread the word!

Sunday, June 9: Responded to Irene Waters’ reminiscence series with “Washroom Stories.”

And “No Girls Allowed at Dead Man’s Crick,” in response to Carrot Ranch’s prompt.

Monday, June 10: An inspirational quote by Evan Esar.

Tuesday, June 11: “Wilhelmina Winters, Ninety-Six.”

Wednesday, June 12: Today.

I also posted at my motherhood site. I wrote “NeverEnding Laundry… Na na na na na na na na naaaa,” “A Bona Fide Reason to Cook with Your Kids,” and “Boy Mom Bathroom Haiku.”


Β©2019 Chelsea Owens

110 thoughts on “Really Big News of a Non-Writing Kind

  1. What Wonderful news. Sometimes surprises turn out to be the best gift of all. When I was A few months shy of 40 I wasn’t feeling well either. That surprise turned out to be my son, Johnny. (Who is now 30.) I cannot tell you what a blessing he’s been. Truth be told, that pregnancy was not as easy as my prior one and he was born a month early and was colicky for 7 months. I did a lot of crying in that first year. BUT. He was the sweetest child, the best teenager,…way easier than his brother, And he grew up to be an amazing man. He and I are so similar that my other son calls him β€œMom Junior” because he not only looks like me but we think alike. So I’ve learned that surprises can turn out to be extremely magical.
    As the mother of sons, it doesn’t matter what gender the baby is. May he or she just be healthy, and I hope you feel better soon.
    Hugs little mama. Take good care of yourself. Xo

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      1. And regarding menopause….Be careful, I got more fertile the older I got. I didn’t go into menopause until my mid 50’s. I kept having to get blood tests and the doctor would say, yep, you can still get pregnant. I tried desperately to have another baby in my 20’s and 30’s but the powers that be thought they’d make me more fertile later in life. So make sure you prepare for those surprise blessings. Life is filled with surprises. πŸ˜‰

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    1. πŸ™‚ That’s true. Most of my topics so far have been terrible poems, like: As I lay down here to die / I find, instead, I have a child….



  2. I thought you said being a mom to 4 boys meant you were always too busy.. just goes to show eh! Well done and congrats to all the Owenses on this evidence of team work…

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  3. And you don’t have to worry about labor and all because now you are experienced so there won’t be any pain, right? Have I been mislead?

    Anyway, congratulations. A new life in a happy family is a wonderful thing.

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    1. That’s an excellent question. The answer is that I lay down a lot and the house slowly turns into Lord of the Flies. I’ve had neighbors and family come help as well.

      I already have two male versions of Wil, at least in part. πŸ™‚ At this point, I’ll take what makes it to the end here.


      1. Well then, I have some more good news for you. You still have time to participate in the Raw Poetry Contest! Yes, I’ve extended the deadline to 21st June, so you do have a good week to vomit up a poem.

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