Happy November! Yes, I realize this is now technically late November, but let me tell you all the exciting things that have been happening lately.
First off, November has, for three years now, been my big break from writing about movies and venturing into dangerous territory. I participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo if you talk about it enough) and enjoy the rush of writing 50,000 words of fiction in just 30 days. Though I’m a bit behind (the blue widget at the bottom shows how far I’ve gotten), I’ll catch up. I just have to make time between all the sleeping I want to do and the constant scavenging for food…
Which brings me to my big announcement: I’m pregnant! Yes, I am growing brand new human inside me as we speak, and it is crazy and amazing. It’s one of those moments where I realize in my mind, I have no clue what I’m doing, yet my body just knows how to build a person from two haphazard cells. Insane. Meanwhile, I’ll just sit back, avoid certain things (I miss beer and sushi!) and keep calm while all this goes on.
As I am about half way through this glorious time of life and well on my way to parenthood, I must ask if anyone has any suggestions for movies I should see before the baby arrives? I would like to avoid anything really negative, like Rosemary’s Baby, Sophie’s Choice or Alien (I imagine birth will be like the chest-burster scene.) But any enjoyable movies about pregnancy, babies, motherhood or fatherhood (I can give my husband some required watching) would be much appreciated.
I’ll be back in December with more movies and hopefully, getting prepared (and pumped) for Oscar season. I’ve already seen Gravity and 12 Years a Slave, let’s hope writing their reviews in advance doesn’t jinx their Oscar chances.