Category Pregnancy

Here’s to Babies

A year ago today, this happened: I will celebrate by eating Cherry Garcia. Granted, eating Cherry Garcia is a regular activity for me, but if you’re celebrating with a Miss C perched upon your knee, it is all the more delicious. Happy Thursday!

7 Ways Waiting Tables Prepared Me For Parenthood

When I was in the final stages of my pregnancy with Wee Cee, I remember thinking that I hadn’t felt so tired since I had worked a swing shift on Mother’s Day at a restaurant in Chicago. Little did I know that I would be reliving some of the best and worst moments from my […]

Waves of Awesome

This has been a great week, and not just because Florida decided to mind its manners and clear its skies once we got there. (Although I would like to give a big shoutout to the Sunshine State for living up to its name.) First, Dear Expletive Baby had her baby. Awesome #1. Then, Squatch from […]

A Letter to Postpartum Me

Dear Me, If you are reading this, it means that you’ve just had another baby a few days ago. I know, I’m just as surprised as you are. Apparently you have reconciled yourself with the idea of not paying off your own student loans until you reach retirement age. Somehow, though, that new baby smell […]

Getting Some Stuff Off My Chest

You may or may not have noticed that I haven’t really written a lot about breastfeeding since having Miss C. This is odd, of course, because it’s basically all I do. With all the TIME hoopla, though, I think now is the time for me to go on the record with some quick notes and […]

Miss C Emulates Gregor Samsa

Last night I had a bad dream. The sad thing about it is that I know that it will eventually be real. In my dream I awoke like I do most mornings around 5:30 or 6 and went to the baby. In my dream, though, she wasn’t a little lump swaddled and sweetly sleeping in […]

The Weighting

See there in the title? I made a funny. This is the post about losing baby weight. And the blog is called The Waiting. Get it? I kill myself sometimes. So, yeah, having just had a baby, I gained some weight. Some. A lot. Whatever. By the end of my pregnancy with Miss C I […]

Wherein I stare down the enemy of sleep

You may remember that back when I was preggo, I was kind of obsessed with the creation of our baby registry, mostly because I had no idea what we actually needed and I didn’t want to look like a fool to my friends and family when they saw the ridiculously¬†unnecessary things I had registered for. […]

The Other Side: Notes on the First Month

Powered by some high octane coffee and Miss C’s morning power nap, I am now going to attempt to hammer out some comments on this, the eve of her one-month birthday. (I know?! ONE MONTH, right?!) I am IN LOVE. Obvious, I know, but I can’t help but shout from the rooftops how much I […]


I have the best besfrinn in the world. Sometimes it seems like the honorific “best friend” is phased out of people’s vocabulary as they get older, but I will always call her my besfrinn because that is exactly who she is to me, and no amount of years can change that. Cameron and I met […]