This is part of a larger multimedia project I am working on, which includes still and moving sonogram imagery, medical documents, personal narrative, theory, Facebook posts tracking my pregnancy, and growing infant (now toddler).
I’m 39 and pregnant. About to give birth, actually. I track every stage of the surreal experience, join pregnancy blogs and Facebook groups, Google everything. My body becomes my research project. Then it becomes theirs. My title is “High Risk Pregnant Elder Primigravida.” I am under supervision. In the context of pregnancy, I am old. I have six ultrasounds, which is exciting because I get to see my peanut turn into a banana then an eggplant then an alien then my daughter who, according to the doctors, has a very large head.
"On Being a Pregnant Elder,"
Illuminations: Vol. 5
, Article 5.
Available at: http://stars.library.ucf.edu/illuminations/vol5/iss1/5