bumpwatch terror alert: week 31

i’m still a little behind, but this is the most recent pregnancy photo, from last weekend: yesterday was thanksgiving. i had to go to the hospital & get some labwork done. specifically, i had to drop off a great big jug of pee (the look on jared’s face when i explained that it had toContinue reading “bumpwatch terror alert: week 31”

bumpwatch terror alert: week 30

wow, i am so behind. this photo is from a week & a half ago. never fear, i am still pregnant. i didn’t fall behind because i precipitously gave birth or anything. instead, i came down with strep throat & ear infections in both ears. i honestly just thought it was kind of a roughContinue reading “bumpwatch terror alert: week 30”

never will i ever: baby edition

my favorite google search since this pregnancy was confirmed has got to be, hands down, “useless baby gear”. but that’s probably a post for another day. what i really want to write about is my second favorite google search: “things i said i would never do before i became a mom” (& variations). so manyContinue reading “never will i ever: baby edition”

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”

hopefully i’ll still be alive at the end of the month

i woke up yesterday in absolute agony. my entire upper back & neck were locked into place. i couldn’t look side to side or up or down without excruciating pain. i am no stranger to chronic back pain, but this is a new one for me. usually my pain is concentrated in my lower backContinue reading “hopefully i’ll still be alive at the end of the month”

plan-it-xyerra fest

inspired by jared’s sterling example of internet restraint, i installed leechblock on my browser & blocked all the pregnancy/trying to conceive websites i like to look at. i just don’t have any self-control with them. i can spend hours scrolling through old posts, looking at people’s fertility charts, comparing them to my own & wonderingContinue reading “plan-it-xyerra fest”

i call it crazy refrigerator lady blush sauce

photo challenge day #3: take a photo of something you ate. oh, girl. i can tell you about something i ate! okay, many years ago, before i was even dating jared, & i lived with this crusty punk couple. i had a surprisingly rocky relationship with them. sometimes we got along beautifully, drinking beers &Continue reading “i call it crazy refrigerator lady blush sauce”

fun a day! pies! cats! wishes!

so maybe people already know about fun-a-day. it’s been going on for a while now. the legends i have heard indicate that it was started like ten years ago by punk kids in philly who were concerned about getting bummed out & losing their motivation to do cool, creative projects during the wintertime. so theyContinue reading “fun a day! pies! cats! wishes!”

how is it april already?

so, jared & i are moving into our new house in less than a month. i’m going to try to keep up with my to-do lists (including the routine update here) while we are preparing for the move, but considering that we haven’t even started packing yet…we’ll see how it goes. we also have notContinue reading “how is it april already?”