Thursday, July 12, 2012

Ticking Time Bomb

I am a ticking time bomb.

I've successfully made it to 35 weeks pregnant. *throws confetti* While I'd love this little one to get a few more good in utero weeks of growth, he's made it out of the danger zone period and I'm ecstatic. (I've mentioned before my last child was a 32 wk preemie) I spent the earlier part of this week in the hospital and dr's office having contractions. Since then - nothing. Most of you know, that could mean I'm going soon, or it could mean I'll be doing this for another five weeks.

Either way, I feel like I have a million and one things to do before then. I remember the walking-zombie-no-sleep with a newborn phase. I know I'll be worthless for a good month at least before any brain activity is restored and writing can begin again. Before I plunge full fledged into my kind-of-but-not-really-functioning state, I need to get some writing done! I have a shiny new idea rolling around my head that needs to be written down already. (Why is it so hard to start a new MS?) I need to query my old MS. AND I'm thrilled, thrilled, thrilled about my upcoming interviews with bloggers and authors. *rubs hands together* Who, oh, who could they be?

Anybody else feel the pressure to get writing done NOW? Anybody else putting it off as much as I am?

On a more playful note, I'm ready to pass on the Liebster Blog Award!! I was fortunate enough to have this passed onto me a few times in the past couple weeks by Julie Deguia, Emily Yu, and Lena Reve. Thank you ladies for thinking of me!

Since Julie gave it to me first, I'll be following her rules to pass it forward. Kind of. I'm also bending the rules and cheating a bit. Instead of 5 recipients, I've chosen 6. I know....such a rule breaker I am.... I've been using the phrase "What about it? I'm pregnant" quite a bit to get away with things....if you need me to use it here, I can. There's something about a 9mo pregnant woman that causes people not to argue with her. ;)

The 'rules' of the award are the following: 

  1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
  2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
  3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
  4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less.
  5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog.
And here are the fabulous bloggers that deserve this award!

1. Rachel from Rachel Writes Things. Rachel's blog focuses on book reviews, her writing process and fun little tidbits in between. Rachel has a great sense of humor and is about as sweet as it gets. I've really enjoyed her posts!

2. Katie Conigliaro from The Fiction Diaries. Katie's blog focuses on critiques, book reviews, author spotlights and "The Writer in You Blog Hop," a weekly Saturday feature. I love Katie's creativity in her posts and ideas. 

3.  Courtney Young of This Will All Seem Silly One Day. Courtney is currently co-hosting the Buccaneer Blogfest (such a fun, creative idea!). Her posts discuss her writing process - she's currently editing her debut novel which will be published later this year - and Monday Madness, where she discusses book covers. 

4. Shane at Itching For Books. Shane gives stellar book reviews and author interviews. She both hosts and participates in blog tours for authors. The amount of books she reads is astounding! 

5. Suzie from My Not So Secret Writing Life. Suzie's posts include her own thoughts and tips on writing, interviews, and Friday Favorites, where she lists some of her favorite things. I also see her all over the blogosphere visiting other blogs as well.

6. Last, but certainly not least, Ink in the Book. She also gives fabulous interviews and has even created her own award that she calls "Inked." I love the creativity behind that! 

Congrats ladies! I've enjoyed following your blogs! 


  1. Wow, your baby is due so soon!! Best wishes for a safe and speedy delivery :) And congrats on your award!

  2. I couldn't be happier! Thank you so much for thinking of me and my blog! I'm pleased as puddin'!

    And I'm glad you made it to the home stretch. I'm rooting for a easy labor, (ha, right?)healthy baby, and a speedy recovery! Good luck on the writing. It may be your last for awhile!

  3. by the way, congrats on your pregnancy and may God bless you again with a healthy baby.

    1. Thanks so much Shane! I love your book reviews and interviews! ;)

  4. I have four more weeks to be at that point, but I already feel what you're feeling. The second I hit week 35 it's going to be nesting gone crazy in this house. I need to move my other kids to the same room and set up the crib and sort through my boy clothes and go shopping and... you get the picture. With that in mind, writing? What's that? no time for writing right now :)

    1. My trip to the hospital this weekend was my catalyst into the nesting phase. Hope you're getting lots of rest!!

  5. Congrats on your pregnancy, Kimberly and here's to hoping for an easy birth. And I didn't know your older son was a preemie. *waves* I'm a fellow preemie too! (23wks)
    Thank you so much for the blog award! I'm pretty bad at accepting blog awards and passing them on, but thank you so much for thinking of me and thinking that I have a sense of humor. I'm off to check the other blogs you posted about here.

    1. It took me a good month to pass this one along. ;)

      A 23 weeker? Rachel, I LOVE meeting preemies who are grown up, successful and lovely - especially given the rough start to life they've had!

  6. Congrats! I hope the rest of your term goes ever so smoothly. Congrats on the award as well:)

  7. The feeling of shiny new ideas is thrilling! Congrats on being in the safe zone (holds hands up and only 5 weeks until goooooaaaaaaaaalllll)

    Thanks for the award! Can't wait to post :)

  8. Oh wow, I so remember those final few weeks with my last baby. Congrats on making it to 35 weeks! I can imagine that must be such a relief. I hope you're comfortable until your new baby is born. Those early, useless contractions can be worse with each baby ... ugh. (Not to discourage you or anything ... just commiserating.)

    Congrats on the award, too! :)

  9. Hurray for passing the critical weeks, and I hope you have an easy and uneventful delivery. You know, the kind that's boring to tell people about. :D

    If you can focus on writing this close to delivery, you are a better woman than me! I don't think I could focus on anything in the ninth month except nesting.

  10. Congrats on making it past the safe zone date for the little one:) I hope you get the things done you need to before the big day! Because you are so right. Once baby comes it is zombie time:)

  11. Oh my gosh... I LIVE feeling like I need to get the writing done NOW. It's good and bad, I suppose ;)

    And yaaaaay for being out of the danger zone... so scary... and you're almost done... you're going to feel so much better soon!

  12. I have twitter to thank for finding your blog.
    Congratulations on making it beyond 32wks. I had a 24wks preemie last December and while she is now thriving I am still struggling to get back to some writing routine.
    I hope all goes well and your baby to be strong and healthy.
    Nice meeting you.