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beginnings: 10.5 weeks pregnant

Well, I’m about 10.5 weeks along now, and finally the “morning” sickness is easing up. I’m constantly hungry, but I still have a tough time figuring out what foods will go down and stay down best. But that’s better than being sick to my stomach constantly.

I had my first check-up last Monday. You can see Peanut’s first photos on the photo page. It was very cool to see that there is a baby growing in there, and I do have reason for my digestive tract to be all messed up. Oh! and I saw Peanut wiggle too! That was pretty amazing…

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torch bearing quietly

I will not act out, will not
yell or curse or slam doors,
will not make a scene -- you
do not deserve such a chance
to make an example out of me
to be proven right since you
are not. Instead, I'll stand
at this street corner, raise
my hand high and clench that
light which yet remains. It
will burn brightly, quietly,
fiercely before fading as I.

Then I'll be gone but found.

©JAC 2005

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