Category Pregnancy

Not the Hardest Part

So. Two weeks into motherhood. And where oh where to begin? The first thing that pops into my head is, thank goodness for blogging. Even if I’m personally not doing too much of it these days, I sure as heck am glad all y’all are. You see, Miss C and I are breastfeeding on demand […]

Born This Way: Part Deux

As a reminder, I’m going to break from my general pattern of trying not to gross you out too much with body fluids, body matter, and the gory side of pregnancy simply because it’s impossible not to when you’re describing a person coming out of another person. I mean, she CAME OUT of me…. So we […]

Born This Way: Part One

First off, welcome to all the new followers of The Waiting! I really can’t believe I was Freshly Pressed only FOUR DAYS after giving birth. Not going to lie; I have fantasized about getting that WordPress distinction ever since I started blogging but I never really thought it would happen, much less during the most […]

Bebe Becomes Miss C

Miss C was born on March 31 at 11:45 PM, narrowly escaping a lifetime of April Fools birthdays. She was 7 lbs. 3 oz., 21 inches, and sweet sweet sweet. We’re going to take a little break from here for awhile, but I’m hoping to post her birth story in a couple of weeks. Thanks […]

The Emancipation of Bebe

So, it looks like today is The Day. For a pregnancy blog, that can only mean one thing. Keep your fingers crossed for us. Oh and if you’re having some trouble putting this together, just scroll down to the tags.  

Learning German the Blogging Way

There is nothing more fun than sitting around waiting for your water to break and to start experiencing what could be the most intense pain you have ever felt. And actually wanting it. Bring it on, Bebe. This is my life. It’s pretty quiet in my little apartment here in North Carolina these days, and […]

Notes on the 38th Week

Can I just gush for a sec? Thanks. I’M 38 1/2 WEEKS PREGNANT! I could have my Bebe in my arms by next week’s end! Or – gasp! – this week’s end! Or – faint! – the end of today! I think back to when I found out about my pregnancy last July and I […]

It’s a Wonder Google Works At All

One of the fun things about WordPress is that you can see the search engine terms that brought others to your blog. The pure randomness of them helps give you a pretty nice snapshot of how miraculous it is that the Google functions with any efficacy. The other day I got a search engine term […]

The Eve of Bebe

How does it feel to be on the cusp of a radical life change? It’s strangely calm. B and I spent the weekend making some preparations. We bought about 100 rolls of toilet paper, made a mountain of food to be stored away in the freezer for when Bebe first comes home and we don’t […]

In Praise of Glasses

In February 1995, a very important discovery was made as I rode home with my mom for dinner. Trees have leaves. And you can see them. Like, from far away. I had just been outfitted with my first pair of glasses and it was love. (Yeah, the “first sight” kind. Har Har.) I didn’t need […]