Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!

This is me today, at 24 weeks and 3 days. Compare to the post two down where I announced the pregnancy... I grew a lot in six weeks!

That spot on my forehead is called "The Mask of Pregnancy"... I love how dramatic and Dumas-esque that sounds. It's supposed to go away after birth.

In about five hours, I leave for New York to stay a few weeks at Yaddo, an artists' colony. I've never done such a thing, and I hope it will be a great experience.

Happy 2007, everyone!

1 comment:

L.C.McCabe said...

Erika,
May you have a nice safe trip.

BTW, I thought I'd mention something I found useful during my pregnancy. My skin felt really dry and sore and no regular lotion seemed to work.

The only thing that I found any relief with was something I had heard of back at Michigan State from some students who worked with farm animals. "Bag Balm" is the tradename of a cream made essentially of lanolin and it is designed to help keep cow's udders supple.

It worked wonders on my sore stretched out belly. A girlfriend of mine who was pregnant after me got my leftovers. She felt that she'd either use Bag Balm or have to take a sheep and spread it over her abdomen.

Just a thought. Here is hoping the New Year brings you great joy with the birth of your child, good health, great success with the publication of your novel and continued creative inspiration!

Linda