Category Pregnancy

Born in a Car: Anna’s Birth Story

Over the holidays, I was scrolling through all the Christmas greetings in my Facebook feed when I stumbled across my friend Anna’s status update. It was the kind that you start reading and by the time you’re done, you have to pick your jaw up off the table and give it a reread just to […]

My (Graying) Roots

There are roughly 32,863,021 essays that have been written about the bodies we get stuck with after we have kids. Mine isn’t going to be any better and I’m likely not going to say anything that sheds light on the subject of why I think that as a mom I have to look a certain […]

Raw Meat In My Purse: A Primer to Images That Populate My Dreams

Since my blog stats are already at a super low right now*, I am going to go ahead and talk about a dream I had last night. There is nothing I could do to further estrange my readership, so I figure that now’s as good a time as ever to write a post that is the […]

I am that friend who doesn’t shop off your gift registry.

So you’re having a baby shower. Cool. You made a registry? How cute. I made one too when I was pregnant. I registered for nothing I needed. Hear that? NOTHING. I thought I knew what I was in for when C was still on the inside. I insisted that my maternal intuition kicked in the […]

Have you disappeared down the parenting rabbit hole?

My parents think I don’t understand them (at least I think they think that). So today I’m making an effort to get into their brains. [Full disclosure: MY PARENTS ARE TOTALLY BORING. FEEL FREE TO SKIP TODAY’S POST.]  ♦  ♦  ♦ After seven years of parenting, my mum and dad aren’t doing so well in the social…

The Person I Waited For

Mondays and Wednesdays are B’s late days at work. He teaches evening classes those days and doesn’t get home until 7:30. So on those nights, I make dinner around 6:30 and then sit down at the table with Miss C by my side in her walker. I eat. Monday night, I looked down at her […]

Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Hate Photo Shoots

Remember a few months back when I shared a picture from Miss C’s photo shoot in Memphis? Today I’m handing over the reins to the lady who made that happen – my friend Melissa! You’re in for a treat. Enjoy! -Emily Hello to all of Emily’s wonderful readers! I feel like I know so many […]

Babies Are Absurd

I was washing the dishes yesterday with Miss C in her little Rock ‘N Play thing next to me, just watching me. And it occurred to me. Babies are ridiculous. Truly ridiculous. I think it’s like when you say a word over and over and over, and eventually it sounds like martian-talk. When you think […]

The B Word

You should always have an ongoing project. Last year, my project was being pregnant. And it’s funny, but when I was pregnant with C, actually having a baby was still a hypothetical thing to me. This is probably pretty common among first pregnancies. It’s hard to wrap your brain around the immediacy of actually having […]

Super Awesome One Year Extravaganza!

Last August, I published my first post to The Waiting. Want to be the first person to read it? You still have time. At that time, only two people other than me knew of the impending Miss C so I needed a room to tell my secrets to, Brian Wilson-style. A lot has happened in […]