this baby is starting to seem like the real deal

i went in for my nuchal translucency screen yesterday. it had been over five weeks since my last sonogram, & i knew that the baby was probably going to look more like a baby this time around, which was exciting in theory. but the scan wasn’t scheduled until 3:30pm, which is usually the time ofContinue reading “this baby is starting to seem like the real deal”

what we talk about when we talk about the bulk bins at the hippie grocery store

jared wanted to go to the hippie grocery store the other day to buy pumpkin seeds so he could make homemade granola. i know, right? i probably don’t need to explain that this is the same dude who won me over to cast-iron. i had been skeptical of anything that a) you can’t clean withContinue reading “what we talk about when we talk about the bulk bins at the hippie grocery store”

there are two hearts in my body. that is weird.

today was my first pre-natal appointment with my actual ob-gyn. there was good & there was a bad. the bad mostly involved sitting in the waiting room for 9000 years. they seriously didn’t call us in for all the weight/blood pressure stuff until 45 minutes after my scheduled appointment time–& i always try to scheduleContinue reading “there are two hearts in my body. that is weird.”

all nesting all the time

in the past week & a half, i have been victimized by three different enormous spiders in the bathroom. the most recent horror was in the sink, desperately scrabbling up the basin to freedom, but being pulled back down by its own girth. jared captured all three & released them into the freedom of theContinue reading “all nesting all the time”

being pregnant isn’t all bad…except when it is

i keep forgetting to tell funny stories about interactions i have related to my pregnancy because i get all caught up in the obnoxious interactions. okay, so sometime last week i went to the gap because they were having a big 60% off sale. i had a bought a t-shirt there a few weeks beforeContinue reading “being pregnant isn’t all bad…except when it is”

a meditation on useless baby gear

sometimes i sleep like a rock, & sometimes i have really bad insomnia. it doesn’t help that the baby has decided that my bladder makes a really nice ottoman. i got up five times last night to pee, which is pretty typical at this point. i know this is one of the most routine &Continue reading “a meditation on useless baby gear”

babies & cats: pretty much the same, right?

man. i took it upon myself to sweep the living room, which had not been touched in over a week. i did what i always do when i sweep the living room, which is close the closet door next to jared’s desk (he loves to leave it open, which is also his attitude toward allContinue reading “babies & cats: pretty much the same, right?”

don’t fat-shame the pregnant ladies

one of my esteemed blog readers is just about as pregnant as i am (eleven weeks today! almost out of the first trimester!) & asked me if there are any websites or messageboards that i recommend for pregnant ladies who want to obsess about their pregnancies via the magic of the worldwide web. i didn’tContinue reading “don’t fat-shame the pregnant ladies”

relevant phrase: “on the topic of pelvic floors”

this morning i came the closest to throwing up that i have come in all my ten weeks & three days of being pregnant. & it wasn’t even because of morning sickness! it was because of a migraine. i have heard that some women who are prone to migraines have fewer symptoms while they areContinue reading “relevant phrase: “on the topic of pelvic floors””

the great china-made cloth diaper debate

after my money-related freak-out earlier this morning, i spent practically all day researching cloth diapers. even before i got pregnant, i imagined that i would cloth diaper whenever i had a kiddo. while i am not necessarily gung ho 100% all about every facet of attachment parenting, & have in fact amused myself on aContinue reading “the great china-made cloth diaper debate”