HEY YOU

I took three weeks off work to be there for the baby’s birth, starting from the week before the EDD. I hoped to get at least a week or so for bonding before I had to return to work. My first week was spent going on long evening walks with Cynthia around the neighbourhood. My … More HEY YOU

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

I have always hated hospitals. As a child, a pending visit to the hospital conjured up images of an overly eager nurse wielding a syringe prepared for my buttocks – why do they push the plunger so you see the drug squirt? Scarier than the prick of the needle breaking my skin was the thought … More WHAT’S IN A NAME?

BABY BRAIN

When my phone rang that morning it set my heart racing, no different from the last few times she had called me. Although we had made it past the first trimester, I still dreaded receiving a call saying Cynthia was rushed to the hospital. I thought getting pregnant was the hardest part, but I was … More BABY BRAIN

INSTINCTS

“Guys, you wouldn’t believe what happened to me at work last week.” I was in the middle of a match with Phantom. We were at my place – Cynthia was having a girls’ day out with her friends. I told the boys about Rosemary and, in typical fashion, they dove in. “I need to understand … More INSTINCTS

TWISTED

On the day Rosemary entered my life, I was sitting in my office staring at the computer. I had my earphones on and was listening to music, my swivel chair was reclined, my eyes shut and my cup of coffee cradled on my chest. There was a knock and, before I could collect myself, the … More TWISTED

OPEN YOUR EYES

“Babe, everything okay?” We were driving home from a day out with the guys – barbecue at Wole’s. We tried to do this at least twice a year, and we would pool finances for the things we needed, keeping the guests small to match the budget – usually the guys of Camelot and their partners … More OPEN YOUR EYES