I have what's been called a "baby face" - if babies had short, bushy eyebrows and persistent acne, that is. People tend to think because I look like a sloppy, awkward teenager, I probably am one. So now that I'm pregnant and starting to show a little, when I have somewhere important to go, I'll … Continue reading Oh, to be a teenager again!
I might be the worst expectant mom ever. (I did pre-name the baby Skullface, after all.) Okay, maybe not the worst - I'm not on crack or in a fight club or anything. But there's one big sign that I feel like indicates I'm a bad mom-to-be. I don't want to tell people. I could … Continue reading Annunciation
Vivid dreams are a common pregnancy symptom, which I guess makes sense. Dreams are expressions of latent thoughts and feelings, and when you're pregnant you've got a lot of those. It's common that your deeply felt joy and anticipation comes out in happy dreams of holding your new baby close. It's also common that your … Continue reading A dream is a wish your heart makes
Throughout the whole first trimester, I felt intermittently queasy throughout each day. It was bothersome, and sometimes I'd have to delay eating until I felt better, but I never threw up or even felt like I was really going to...
I used to have so many feelings. The decision to start a family was one I spent years contemplating, working out my depression and anxieties, working out my faith in life and in myself and in families...
It's taken me a long time to accept that this whole baby thing is really going to happen. Even now that I'm well past the point of most miscarriages, I still find myself saying things like, "assuming we're going to have a baby in August..."
It's Friday, February 24, 2017. I'm 15 weeks pregnant. My head is stuffed with mucus, my stomach is turning, I've barely pooped in three months, and a second person I've yet to meet is living inside me.