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11 Jan 2005

Hi there Doc,

Hope you're still rocking the cazz bar.

Doc, i'm starting to feel less than great. I've noticed only now that i'm feeling more and more irritated and overly sensative. I'm also struggling to keep my eyes open and even though i have experienced very little morning sickness or general nausia i've lost my appetite. These symtoms have come suddenly. I would say since the week end.

Now Doc, i know my moodiness is from an increase in hormones, but i want to ask you if you know of any way i can overcome this. My poor guy must dread coming home to me lately. All i seem to do is sleep and bitch. I'm sure he understands, but is there some thing i can take to give me a pick me up. I've also developed a sudden fear of when i have the baby. Realized now there's no more freedom left to act selfish and do as i please. I know i definately want this baby, but i'm really afraid of the responsibility. How does one also overcome this problem?

Any way, i also just felt like a chat with you. Your words of wisdom will be greatly appreciated.

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01 Jan 0001

Dear Paris,
How dare you *** JUST KIDDING***
Relax. Even the most calm and saintly women will get moody and irritable and unpredictable during pregnancy. I bet even Mother Theresa would have become really snappy under similar circumstances. It happens, but usually as a phase that doesn't last the whole pregnancy, and the individual moods don't last long, either. One wants to avoid drugs so far as possible so the foetus doesn't get soaked in chemicals beyond the usual ; but should anything steadily unpleasant develop, your gynae can check with your shrink and make a wise selection. But that probably will not be needed ; a better remedy is different mild activities, to distract one from whatever unpleasant thread of thought started the bad mood. I'm sure he understands.
Yes, you're losing the freedom to be wholly irresponsible --- congratulations, join the club --- and it'll look good on you. Yes, this will entail some new esponsibilities, but I believe you will surprise yourself by being rather good at it, when the time comes.
And for you, bu for absolutely no particular reason except that you might enjoy it, as I did, another odd poem I happened to find this afternoon, too, by Gewndolyn Brooks ---

The Crazy Woman.
I shall not sing a May song.
A May song should be gay.
I'll wait until November
And sing a song of grety.

I'll wait until November,
That is the time for me.
I'll go out in the frosty dark
And sing most terribly.

And all the little people
Will stare at me and say,
"That is the Crazy Woman]
Who would not sing in May".
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