why is it so tempting to judge other parents?

i have to leave in about 45 minutes to pick jared & amanda up at the airport. jared is coming home for a few days to attend our baby shower (it is not ladies-only, obviously), & amanda is flying out from philly for the weekend to attend. i am not excited about the highway driving,Continue reading “why is it so tempting to judge other parents?”

bumpwatch terror alert: week 26

only fourteen weeks until my due date! that’s only 98 days! i’ve broken into the double digits. i’ve said it before, but this pregnancy is flying by. i can’t believe how little time is left before we finally meet the baby…& how much is going to be packed into those few months. & damn, iContinue reading “bumpwatch terror alert: week 26”

bumpwatch terror alert: week 25

this pregnancy is racing by. only 15 weeks to go. it sounded like kind of a while until i realized that we’re talking fifteen weeks until jared & i become responsible for sustaining a tiny human life. not that i didn’t know that going in; it’s just kind of easy to lose sight of theContinue reading “bumpwatch terror alert: week 25”

bumpwatch terror alert: week 24

yesterday was bittersweet. on the one hand, i achieved gestational viability, which is something i’ve been looking forward to for months. a baby born at 24 months has a pretty decent shot at being kept alive (although, obviously, the earlier a baby is born, the more long-term health issues it potentially faces, so don’t expectContinue reading “bumpwatch terror alert: week 24”

bumpwatch terror alert: week 23

i got out my fancy blue dress yesterday because one of jared’s professors is leaving to take a long-term teaching assignment in china. he’s a pretty big deal. he kind of started the entire field of environmental history, which is what jared studies, & he’s a big reason why jared wanted to come to kansasContinue reading “bumpwatch terror alert: week 23”

bumpwatch terror alert: week 22

we’ve hit kind of a boring point in the pregnancy. a lot of the pain issues i was dealing with last week have resolved (temporarily, at least) & nothing too exciting or horrible has cropped up to replace them. i did have a few days of blind panic over the whole baby health insurance situation,Continue reading “bumpwatch terror alert: week 22”