Sunday, October 9

back to Sills Bend...?

Hello, it's been a while. Nearly six months, actually. Lenny is nearly six months old - most of it's been a blur for me, which to be honest is a good thing in a lot of ways. It hasn't been a walk in the park (although I've done my share of park-walking, like all new mothers).

I don't think it was entirely a matter of chance that I broke off writing about my life just at the point when I was going to have to write about having my stomach cut open and my life turned upside down and vigorously shaken. The cut has completely healed now but I still lie in bed almost every night and have a moment of complete horror at the thought of having that big hole in the middle of my body. It's only a moment, however, and who knows - maybe one intense but brief immersion each night just before falling asleep is not such an awful way of working through something that scares you.

It's never too late to mend.

Speaking of things it's never too late for, I have had a number of extremely kind and supportive emails, at different moments of crisis, from people I only know via the internet. I didn't manage to answer most of these, but believe me, they've helped a lot - both in terms of practical suggestions offered and as gestures of solidarity and recognition that other people have been through the hard moments, and survived them.

I also had an email not long ago from a person who's been a friend of this blog for years and who said that even though the blog now appeared to be over, it had been good to read. That was terrific to receive, so thank you for bothering to write and send it. I don't know whether the blog is finished or not. I suspect not? We'll see.

107 comments:

Helen said...

Huzzah! Sills bend is back. I well remember the blurriness of early parenthood and had no expectations of regulqar blog posts!

Liam said...

Old blogs never die, they just lie fallow for a little while while the authors busy themselves doing other things. Hurrah, though, for the glorious return!

librarygirl said...

The day our first child turned six months old we had a cake and candle to celebrate the fact that we'd survived.

Mindy said...

Nearly six months *scurries off to check pattern* it's all good.

Five and a bit years since my last caesar I can reassure you that I rarely think about them anymore.

Kerryn Goldsworthy said...

Oh, welcome back! If you don't feel like writing then I would like to see more pix of Leonard pls.

Kerryn Goldsworthy said...

And Basil.

Casey said...

Welcome back Laura.

The WV is: ovulased. You think this coincidence is it? I do not.

And now a prayer to the Goddess: Oh stars and moon - maiden, mother, crone. Thank you for fecunditating Laura and ovulsasing her. And now you've done that, ovulase this blog, and fecunditate it so it never really withers on the sedge. And while we are at it, ovulase everyone on this strand too. Even Liam. Specially Liam. Oh. Liam, you have no idea how exquisite is the ovulasing. The Panadol industry attests to it.

Thank you.
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Well now, Liam, let me just clarify that the panadol phase of the ovulasing occurs should the fecunditating not enflower, and subsequently vines do not climb the wall, etc and stuff. I do hope I have made myself clear today.

I'd tell you the WV, but you reckon I would be making it up. It confirms however my theory some perv reads these blogs.

Liam said...

If I find myself subject to ovulasion or fecundititiation, Casey, I don't think paracetamol will suffice. I'll be after something quite a bit stronger than that.
WV "woming". True, I'm a womerer, I womb around.

Liam said...

Hmm that pun was rather more suggestive and in more questionable taste than I meant it to be. "Womb" to rhyme with "roam", obviously

Ann O'Dyne said...

Victoria Beckham has had 4 caesars.
My friend has had 3.

and yes to what Kerryn said: just the occasional posted pix of Baz and Len (our Blogger Babe) being their fantastic selves will keep us very happy.
love to you all

Another Outspoken Female said...

Lovely to see you here again.

Maybe Lenny Lotto :)

Armagny said...

Understand completely. Welcome back. Hope you are getting some sleep...

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