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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
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Gasp. Wheeze. Choke.

It's Day Two of NaBloPoMo. I'm already out of things to write about. My hands are clammy. My pulse is weak and rapid. My blood pressure is plummeting. I'm never going to make it.

Hey, this was my first month on Clomid. I know! You all didn't even know I was trying to get knocked up, did you? I am full of surprises. Anyway, apparently my lithe 32-year-old body was much more responsive to getting pregnant than my withered 38-year-old self, so here I am. There's not much to report about it. Nothing has happened to me, except for hot flashes. These don't make me feel particularly young, but they do keep me toasty, which is nice. I could use one right now, in fact.

Hmm dee doo, what else. Oh! Here's my Wonderland post for this week. It will terrify and enlighten. It took me about five minutes to figure out why "teriffy" looked wrong. My brain is atrophying right along with my girl parts. Age is a cruel, cruel thing.

Reader Comments (33)

Good luck! (With both NaBloPoMo and the getting knocked up. Not necessarily in that order.)
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterNicole
NaBloPoMo blues ... yep it's day two and already I'm at a loss. Hooray for babies though!
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbirchsprite
Yeah, this NaBloPoMo is a strange and incidious beast. I'm not sure now why I signed up either....

Good luck with the baby-making!

November 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRuthWells
Clomid is much more friendly in the winter than in the summer! Good luck!
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKris
You are so not allowed to get NaBloBurnOut on DAY TWO!!

Buck Up already.
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterdink(y)
There is some movie or TV show that has this great line:

"If you want to get pregnant, go out and get drunk. Worked for a bunch of girls at my high school."

That's going to eat at me all day. Must drop EVERYTHING and figure out where that quote came from.
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterjon deal
That quote is from Friends. Phoebe's brother Frank said it.
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterNJ
It's scary that NaBloPoMo and Clomid are happening simultaneously for you. I predict a very interesting month! Clomid made me insane. Good luck getting knocked up, hope it's an easy journey for you!
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
Hey, that Clomid works - I'm living proof! I haven't used it, but it's how my Mom got knocked up with me!

I'm excited you're gonna post every day!
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterErin
What is it about NABLOPOMO that is shriveling up everyone's writing brain cells? I was looking forward to a month of fantastic posts.
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterangelawd
At least the trying to get knocked up thing might help with the NaBloPoMo thingie. You could just post a jaunty little cryptic message every day a la TTC message boards... "TTC#2 c9 cd24 6dpo, 1st cycle clomid! Babydust! *********" That may be the wrong symbol for babydust. I've forgotten, it's been a long time since I've frequented a TTC message board (though not for lack of TTCing, dammit). I am beginning to suspect I have an allergy to babydustmites. Wishing you luck that's better than mine!
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSummer
Clomid is no friend of mine. Headaches, moodiness and weight gain, oh my. However, I think the er, coupling, of daily blogging and the need for the many of the sexing time is a great one; has anyone else claimed Erotic Blogging? NaBloPoMoChicaBowBow?
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara
clomid can be a motherfucker. take care of yourself. wait, does your mom read this? sorry about the swearing. Best wishes to you, and seriously, take good care of yourself, keep ibuprofen handy.
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterjenB
your blog is one of my top three favorites to read, so needless to say i was ecstatic to see that you'd be posting every day for a month...

i find it hard to believe that in that brilliant noggin of yours there isn't enough gold for each day of the month of November

November 2, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterliz
Good luck with the babymaking. You seem very nonplussed by the Clomid. Or you are one hell of a faker.
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered Commentermerseydotes
You know, I thought bershon could only be demonstrated through pictures, but I swear I glimpsed some in your words just now. Everyone else is all "Ack! Must! Get! Pregnant!" and you're all "Meh, hot flashes. Whatev." You are one of a kind, Alice. ;)

(And I hope your Clomid adventure turns out to be terribly blog fodder -- uneventful and immediately succesful.)
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMir
This should make Twitter considerably more interesting.
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbraine
NaBloPoMo has made me see possibilities all over the place for entries. It's weird how it strikes some dumb and others with inspiration.
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterThursday's Child
OMG, I hope your Clomid adventures are successful - we look forward to cute things that the new baby will say once he or she starts talking. (I am way ahead of you here!). This is exciting!
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMauigirl
I love NaBloPoMo! I did it last year and it ended up being a lot easier than I thought. It helped me break down a bunch of my perfectionist writing tendencies and my blog has been a lot better ever since (in my humble opinion).

And way to go on the nomination for the 2007 Weblog Awards! You do know you were nominated, right? I want to make sure I'm fighting a fair fight here. Here's the poll:

Good luck!
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterhollywood
Clomid sucks ASS. Fo sure. Thanks for keeping us updated!
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBethanyWD
I had to use Clomid to get pregnant with my son. Good luck!
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnn
I almost wrote the same post on my blog today. Except for the Clomid part. So not really the same at all.Anyway, you did a much better job extrapolating your blogging block than did I.
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterracher
I'm just excited about daily Finslippy. Trying for daily this month too. You've inspired me.
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMegan64
Oh, Clomid. Clomid made me gain 20 pounds before I even got pregnant. Stupid Clomid.

Ok, sorry to disparage you, Clomid. You helped me get pregnant, so I have to love you. But I won't like you until I lose all this weight.

Hey - sorry, Alice. I was having such a tender moment with Clomid that I almost forgot you were there. Good luck!
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

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