The Joys of Nap– I Mean, Pregnancy.

As I mentioned in my last post, pregnancy has not been what I expected as far as productivity is concerned. So, one funny thing about being “with child” is all of the mothers who say to me, “Oh, I just LOVED being pregnant!” …. Really? What was your life LIKE before?! I mean, the other day I woke up, ate breakfast and sat down to write. I was barely tuned and warmed up when my phone rang in the next room. By the time I could retrieve my phone from under the pile of clean laundry that waited for me on the sofa, I had missed the call. A couple of hours later, a text message woke me up from an apparent spontaneous nap on top of now-wrinkled linens. It was noon and I still hadn’t brushed my teeth.

Obligatory pregant-selfie at 22 weeks.

Obligatory pregant-selfie at 22 weeks.

(Please enjoy this obligatory pregnant-selfie.)

And this is the second trimester, a.k.a. the “babymoon” phase! Don’t get me wrong. I am absolutely ELATED and HONORED to have the privilege to bring a child into this world by way of my own body. What an incredible journey the universe has invited me to travel! Every time Cletus the Fetus kicks, I am overjoyed. I’m ecstatic! It’s really amazing. I’m actually getting weepy just writing about it! (Hormones.)

But, as far as progress on the EP goes, it is SLOW MOVING. I would have thought I’d be recording and/or playing out these new sounds by now. Having said that, I have a ton of raw material! I’m writing all sorts of stuff! I have songs about being madly in love with my husband for no reason… songs about how I passionately hate my husband for no reason… songs about all of the weird, perverted dreams I have… songs about the things that are most important to me these days, like macaroni and cheese…. y’know… all things pregnancy. So, if I can actually get enough of these songs up to par before our little blessing arrives (and preferably before I’m too big and swollen to play a guitar), we’ll have some new tunes to hear!

Now, just to make you laugh, here’s a shot of the “nursery” so far:

The "nursery" 4 months out.

The “nursery” 4 months out.

(As it turns out, we’re horrible at “nesting.” And, yes. That is Hannah Montana. (Thank you, Kirby and Kelly! 😉 )

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  1. In the evening, I undo my belt, split open and melt…

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  2. Congratulations Betsy!!!!

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    • Thank yous, Kelly!

      And 100%, Timbo. 😉

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