Whenever people string together that I am both 6 months pregnant and a fairly-newlywed, they always give me this piteous smirk. The kind of smile that subliminally says, “I didn’t realize I was better than you!” Somehow they all feel it is perfectly acceptable to ask about my marriage. “Are you sure you should have … More Spare Keys
As this incredibly life-changing summer drew to a close, my husband thought it wise to drag my swollen body to the beach for an attempt at ‘fun-in-the-sun’. Between planning a wedding, moving into a new apartment, work, and school year prep, we hadn’t had much time to relax and enjoy the Michigan sunshine this summer. … More Tale of the Whale: A Bikini Story
I have developed an obsession recently with my husband’s last semester of college. I keep hovering over him as he buys books and picking up mechanical pencils whenever I go to the store. I picked out an outfit for his first day of class. I’ve been planning his lunch now for a few days. I … More #pregnantpostgradproblems
Six months ago, I was on a plane to California for Spring Break, going to the beach, swapping career plans, and drinking Cosmos with my girlfriends. Six days ago I had a doctor’s appointment, spent 2 hours vacuuming, made two trips to the grocery store, and went to bed at 8:45pm. I am slowly starting … More Vantage Point: A Lesson in Letting Yourself Down
Currently, according to the vegetable scale someone fashioned, my baby is corn-sized. In truth, I think that this baby-veggie-measuring system is slightly silly (1. Who wants to compare their child to a vegetable? 2. We pump so many GMOs into our crops- is there even an average size any more?), but it’s a useful comparison … More Child of the Corn: Thoughts on the 3D Ultrasound
Yesterday at my doctor’s appointment, I was forced to face the most feared and loathesome device in the office. It happened to be my single, most sinister enemy- the instrument that could ruin any mood I am in at any particular time. I shudder to even murmur its name, akin to the nature of ‘Voldemort’ … More My Hump My Hump My Hump, My Giant Baby Bump
A friend shared this article with me this morning from The Atlantic, and I just couldn’t resist posting it on here. This mom’s outlook on life is pretty refreshing and inspirational, as she responds to Anne- Marie Slaughter’s popular article Why Women Still Can’t Have It All with a resounding “I am happy with what I have.” Something we should all think about! Especially in regards to disabled children!
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This morning, I logged onto my Twitter account, and after reading some exciting things about landing on Mars, I came across an angry little Tweet from one of my friends. Though I am pretty tempted to, I won’t put it on here- but it was one of those “Why are so many girls our age … More A Little Bird Told Me…
Today marks week two whole weeks of picking up someone else’s socks… or being married, as it’s called in the legal spheres. I had always thought marriage would be a sort of natural, easy transition- especially for my husband and I. We were inseparable while we dated. In fact, since we met, I think there … More The Marriage Mystique
As this is my very first blog entry, I thought I would mark it by “coming out” to the world. Here it goes…. I’m 22 and pregnant! It feels so good to publicly release that information for millions of people I’ve never met to have access to. As an unexpectedly expectant mom, there’s nothing quite … More Coming Out