New Writing from Sheila Squilante

February 15th, 2010

Sheila Squillante’s essay for Mama, PhD, Student/Body, describes her experience teaching a Business Writing class during her first pregnancy; this month on Literary Mama, she writes about her son’s infancy
and her hopes for an easier time with her second:

When I found myself pregnant a second time I promised myself it would be different. I was so ready to be laid back and flexible. To let her cry for more than five seconds before leaping up to tend her needs. To avoid curtailing our social life because of her schedule. She can nap in the car on the way to my friend’s house, I told myself. I was going to roll with it this time around. I had had a hard pregnancy — much harder than my first–with so much pain, nausea and discomfort on every possible bodily level. I fooled myself into believing my delivery and early days would be easier, should be easier. I had earned it, hadn’t I? And everyone but everyone had told me: second kids are easier.

Click on over to Literary Mama to read the rest.