Friday, August 28, 2009

You know

It's probably best not to piss off a woman who is twenty nine weeks pregnant and has just given up her last remaining vice.*

Apologies for the lack of a substantive post today. I am having one last teeth-gritted determined effort to finish all the shite that needs to be finished before I give up even pretending to be part of the human race and go and dribble over some blue chintz curtains.

As I was just telling Shanna:

Yes, normally I am sweet and polite and patient but oh my god in heaven I need to motherfucking NEST.

Right. Am off to phone the tax office. Hoorah.


*caffeine, aka tea, drink of the fucking gods. Which I can't have anymore either for fucking sweet fucking Jesus's sake.

11 comments:

Danielle said...

if nesting is a symptpm of pregnancy ...then i m pregnant since about 9 years...:-/

hope you are well...ok...well enough!!!

Nikki Magennis said...

I'm grand thanks Danielle, just getting a leeetle bit stressed. Nothign a nice cup of tea and a handful of valium wouldn't fix, mind you.

Madeline Moore said...

I remember it well - an obsessive ache for all things baby and nothing else - except maybe tea...

All will be well, Nikki. Magic is afoot.

Nikki Magennis said...

Madeline, I'm going to cling to those words! Thank you.

I just want Keys. To. The. New. House. Then joy will be boundless, I'm sure. ; )

Nikki Magennis said...

Also, Ithink I meant substantial not substantive. Even the English language is deserting my soupy brain lately ...

Erobintica said...

Sounds all perfectly normal - says the mother of three

I read somewhere - a writer talking about how as she became a mother seemed to lose all other faculties - she said something to this effect - having a child is the most creative thing you'll ever do.

That was after I'd had two that I read that. It helps me to think that way.

Madelynne Ellis said...

I know I've said words to that effect in the past, Erobintica. I found it impossible to write while pregnant. It was as if all my creative was being ploughed into creating another life.

Have you started scrubbing the skirting boards and cleaning the tops of the cupboards yet, Nikki?

Nikki Magennis said...

Robin and Madelynne, thank you! It really helps to hear it's not just me. Weird how it seems to suck all the juice out of one's imagination, eh?

As for scrubbing, well, I've cleared stuff away, but actual scrubbing would really have me worried ...

: )

neve black said...

Yes, I think you're acting perfectly normal. Nesting is what mother's do.

I remember my girlfriend was feeling similiar to what I can only imagine you're going through, so I dragged her out - she kicked and screamed at 8-months pregnant (nope, not kidding) to a local bar that her husband's brother's band was playing at. I ordered her two non-alcoholic beers (beer was her vice) - She was in heaven and thanked me later for making her go - it's was months later, but still she had a good time.

I know non-caffeine and non-alcoholic beverages are not the same as the real deal, but as you know, this is only temporary AND, that baby in my girlfriend's tummy then is now 11 years old. Oh, and my friend drinks beer now on a regular basis too. haha.

p.s. I'm sure those blue chintz curtains are beautiful. ;-)

Kristina Wright said...

You know I'm right there with you. My husband said I'm "less tolerant of others" these days. Hmm... I wonder why?

I'm not so good as you-- I do still have some caffeine. From what I understand, less than 300 mg is okay and I usually have half that or less. I did have a lovely pot of vanilla tea when I was in Chicago a couple weeks ago that probably came it at over 300 mg. It kept me up all night, but it was totally worth it. My one true indulgence this pregnancy. ;-)

Take care and nest away as soon as your able!

Nikki Magennis said...

Hey Kristina,

Yes, I'm failing rather in trying to cut out the tea! I feel like I need one vice, at least, or I shall just disappear ...