Category Archives: pregnancy

Not to be read with your morning coffee.

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I have been sicker this pregnancy than I was with either of the girls, by about 3000%. Don’t get me wrong; I threw up off and on with the girls, unlike my sister, who never threw up even once with … Continue reading

Lost and found.

Posted by in Ella, health, pregnancy | Tagged | 14 Comments

After telling the story twice this week, and finding myself in tears both times, I realized I have never written out exactly what happened early in Ella’s pregnancy. I’ve skirted around it, because truthfully, 4 years later, it still is … Continue reading

Birth Survey

Posted by in birth, links to good stuff, Motherhood, pregnancy | 2 Comments

If you’ve given birth in the last three years, please consider taking the survey. The survey is exceptionally detailed, so it took me a while, but you can save and return to it as you have time. I am impressed … Continue reading

6 months down, 210 more to go.

Posted by in birth, Cricket, pregnancy | 7 Comments

Alice turned 6 months old yesterday, and I woke up inspired to make Alice a video of me telling her her birth story, rather than rewrite it all out. Cute idea, right? Well, I hadn’t had my coffee yet, so … Continue reading


Posted by in Cricket, Ella, Motherhood, pregnancy | 1 Comment

I Wear My Stretchmarks Like Tattoos to show I am a woman whose belly has billowed a mainsail on a pirate ship on its way to treasure a queen-size-bed topsheet on a new clothesilne in March they make silver parantheses … Continue reading

Crazy logic.

Posted by in Motherhood, pregnancy, Tom | 8 Comments

Recently in our kitchen: Me: Slamming around pots and pans, mad that I have to EAT to survive. Tom: “What’s your malfunction?” Me: “I don’t freaking know. I just feel mad. Gahhhhhh I just want food in my mouth right … Continue reading

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too, can become great. – Twain

Posted by in Adulthood, birth, Cricket, pregnancy | 8 Comments

We had our last ‘official’ meeting with Cathy the midwife the other day, and she brought by the sweetest little book for Alice. It’s this book from WA paper-cut artist Nikki McClure, and in a quick google search of her … Continue reading

Because if I didn't post, you would assume I was in labor.

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The second best thing about being overdue? Having an excuse to tell your very proper inlaws to “Shut up”. I’ve slipped twice in the last few days when they have called “Just to see…” and once even started the phrase … Continue reading

The 'Estimated' in Estimated Due Date is the redheaded stepchild of birth talk…

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Happy Due date to me, I wish I lived in a tree, because monkey’s don’t know, when they are due. (I can’t be bothered to rhyme. Give me a break.) Today I am meditating (in between keeping Ella out of … Continue reading


Posted by in Cricket, NaBloPoMo, pregnancy | 1 Comment

Well kids, we survived NaBloPoMo, and in the process.. well, nothing really. No after school special moral to be found here, except maybe that quality is a better goal than quantity. One of my goals with writing every day of … Continue reading