Week 6 of What to Expect When You Are Expecting, Again

Week 6 How you are feeling: Hello, nausea! Remember the giant horse pill they call a prenatal vitamin? Yeah, that sucker is going to try to kill you slowly, as it gets lodged in your gag reflex area and you struggle to remember the point of the dang thing, if it really is so important […]

Week 5 of What to Expect When You Are Expecting, Again

Week 5 How you are feeling: Tender nips, especially if the baby you are still breastfeeding is teething. Lil punkin’ is just asking to be weaned. You also increasingly notice your heightened sense of smell. Like, to the point where you can tell your husband everything he ate that day because you can smell it […]

Week 4 of What to Expect When You Are Expecting, Again

Week 4 How you are feeling: tender nips, heightened sense of smell, and kinda tired. (Though, to be fair, you can’t really be sure if you are tired because you are pregnant or because you already have several other tiny humans to chase around.)Your baby is smaller than a seed and looks nothing like a […]

Week 3 of What to Expect When You Are Expecting, Again

This week is super emosh. If this is your first pregnancy it may not have crossed your mind yet that you could be pregnant. If this is your second pregnancy you might have a tingling sense that you might want to grab a test the next time you are at the grocery store. If this […]

What to Expect When You Are Expecting, Again

So, here I am, pregnant again for the billionth time and like any neurotic, er, I mean, normal type lady human I find myself interested in all the weird things happening in and to my body, and I like to follow the progress of our lil punkin from cells to fully formed miracle. Here’s the […]

Friday the 13th/Father’s Day

In honor of Father’s Day, I’m dedicating this post to the firefighter.   Friday evening the firefighter called to me to join him outside. He was so excited to share something. I rushed out to find him gazing at the moon rising. The moon was gianormous and red. Blood red. We could hear a pack […]

Adventures in Being an Introvert

I have mentioned before that I am an introvert. And someday I might write a poignant post all about the angst, the depth, and the beauty of introverted people. But not today. Today let’s just bask in the awkwardness, shall we? Situation 1: I have a friend (that is noteworthy for an introvert) who is […]

When the Thought Doesn’t Count

This morning I called the firefighter. There was a dang tractor rolling all up and down our land. I was wondering if I needed to go out there in my pjs, with Eva Tennessee on my hip, brandishing a rifle, hollering at him “You best git offa my land or we kin both see what […]

Unpacking the “B” Word

bewbs.   The other day we were standing in a very long checkout line at Sprouts. The little old lady in front of us was talking to the littles as they orbited the shopping cart, then she came close to me, pulled the nursing cover OFF of Eva T and said, “Oh mercy, and what […]