Tag: pregnant

Soaking It In and Being Done

Soaking It In and Being Done
Welcome to the Third Trimester Twilight Zone. I am both astonished at what my body is doing and utterly miserable simultaneously. Maybe if this were my first pregnancy, I’d just be rubbing my belly, taking regular naps, and thinking what a beautiful miracle this all is. And for some brief parts of the day, I *am*... Read more »

Closing Time

Closing Time
You’ve heard the song. “Closing Time” from Semisonic. Everyone assumes it’s about Last Call at a bar, but it’s so much more than that. The lyrics that hit me the hardest are: “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end…” It’s about a baby being born, according to the songwriter. And once you’ve heard... Read more »

Tiny Personifications of Time

Tiny Personifications of Time
Children are just that: tiny personifications of time. You can’t believe how big they are because you can’t believe that much time has already passed. You blink and they go from baby-shaped to kid-shaped. Two years ago today, our son, Harrison, was born. Our whole world changed. We became parents. We were suddenly responsible for... Read more »
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To My Valentine: Are We Ready to Have Another Baby?

To My Valentine: Are We Ready to Have Another Baby?
I’m writing this in advance because I’m currently 35 weeks pregnant (I’ll be 37 weeks when this is published) and our first son was born at 37 weeks, so who’s to say his brother won’t be early, too? That’s right. I said, “our first son.” We’re about to be parents all over again.   An... Read more »

I'm Okay, We're Okay.

I'm Okay, We're Okay.
For those of you sweet, wonderful humans out there who were reading my blog every week when it came out, I’m here to assure you that despite my recent lack of postings, I’m fine. The holidays are such a crazy time– as I’m sure they are for everyone– and I simply couldn’t juggle it all... Read more »

Scrooge and Date Night and Braxton-Hicks

Scrooge and Date Night and Braxton-Hicks
Scheduling a date night when your significant other works six days a week and there’s no family nearby to stay with the little one is a real challenge. Luckily, we have friends who are so close they are our family here in Chicago, and Ryan’s schedule is so wacky, he ended up with a free... Read more »
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The Whole Snoogle Truth

So, if you’re not familiar with the Snoogle, or products like it, I offer this link as a visual, as I do not have photos of myself in mine, nor shall I take any. It’s like the stuffed equivalent of the Microsoft Works paperclip guy. It is handy and supportive and great… but there’s something... Read more »

Still Thankful

Still Thankful
By the time you read this, Thanksgiving will have come and gone. I hope that people take more than just that one day to think about all they’re thankful for. I know I do. By the time you read this, I will be in Ohio seeing my grandparents for the weekend of their 60th wedding... Read more »

The Most October I've Ever Had

The Most October I've Ever Had
Wow. So, remember in this article I wrote in the beginning of the month I listed all the autumny things I wanted to do this month? I accomplished more of those than I really thought I would… and I’m the happiest for it! Here’s a little rundown of all the October goodness we were able... Read more »
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I Love Fall Most of All

I Love Fall Most of All
Fall is here! Picture me spinning in a pile of leaves and holding construction paper pumpkins and glitter bats. That’s my love of fall. And I have so many great things planned to help me truly enjoy it! I grew up in Florida, so “fall” and “winter” weren’t really “things.” In Florida, we had four... Read more »