Mom for a month

I’ve been a mom for a month. Owen has grown so much. All those clichés about one minute they’re coming home from the hospital and the next they’re off to college? True, true. Owen’s gained almost two pounds, he’s much more alert, he’s tracking objects with his eyes and he’s generally the most adorable thing … Continue reading

Breastfeeding bootie…

“It’s the most natural thing in the world.” How many times did I read this during my pregnancy? In my mind, each time I read that, I translated it as: “Breastfeeding is easy, like breathing. People who have trouble breastfeeding are like people who have asthma… something is interrupting this normal, natural, easy process. For … Continue reading

Birthing bootie

Hey everyone! Long time no blog. Pregnancy sucked toward the end so I stayed off the blog. Well, here’s how Owen got here: Wednesday (6/5) morning I woke up at 7:30 to Matt coming home from night float. I went to pee and kept going as I walked out the bathroom door. Then I realized … Continue reading

Bustin’ out bootie…

Recently I posted this picture to facebook under the caption “Big Things Poppin’ at 22 Weeks” Matt’s comment: “Baby, you look beautiful in that picture. But you’ve got big boulders.” And that’s what they feel like. Boulders. I hear they’ll get even bigger. I sincerely hope not because I’m already using a heating pad and … Continue reading

Boy bootie

By now most of y’all know it’s a BOY!!! Lemme give you the long version. When we first got pregnant we questioned whether to find out the baby’s sex. No matter how conscientious you want to be, you make lots of assumptions about your future kid based on their sex. But, selfishly, I am impatient … Continue reading

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get … Continue reading

Bump bootie

You guys. It’s here. This is me at 11w/3d So that was two weeks ago. Last night as I was reminding myself not to lay on my back, I felt A Bump. Not a Bloat, which I’ve had since day one, but A Ginuwine Bump. Proof at 13w/4d:       The top button on … Continue reading

Thankful bootie…

Thanksgiving and I have a love/hate relationship. Love: traditions that involve family, gratefulness, feasting. Meh: turkey, nut job shopping. Hate: mashed potato hangover and the absurdity of a celebration of how our ancestors murdered an entire race to take land that their god (I think his name is Moola, some kind of weird cash bovine … Continue reading

Belly bootie…

When I thought about being pregnant, I imagined weekly belly photos, super healthy eating and being a work out queen. Heh. Here’s some advice: Don’t feel guilty if this is your experience: Incessant hunger (like, stomach growling, not “I like food and want to eat it”) + Inability to stomach anything but simple carbs = so … Continue reading

Baby bootie

Well, here’s my solid excuse for my sporadic at best blogging lately: WE’RE HAVING A BABY! We had our first ultrasound today and everything looked great. I’m due June 16. My diet has been anything but balanced. I have to eat or I’ll puke (I tested that this morning. I puked in a Panera before … Continue reading