Posted in December 2012

Mistletoe and cake and presents, oh my!

Mistletoe and cake and presents, oh my!

It’s been such a big year! I don’t know about you, but this time of year always gets me reflective and smooshie about life, with heightened thankful for the year’s lessons and blessings, big and small. Continue reading

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The Baby Reveal: Who to tell and when

The Baby Reveal: Who to tell and when

The question of who to tell when is both strangely political and blithely practical. If you’re heading into this stage, you’re going to find yourself in a strange middle world where close friends are kept in the dark, but total strangers get to hear all about it. ‘What strangers would you tell?’ you may well wonder. Heck, you’d be surprised. Continue reading

Good news in a time of tragedy

Good news in a time of tragedy

At first, it was just a headline on my phone. A shooting in Connecticut. It seemed a teacher had been shot in the foot. I didn’t click on the story as I sat in the IVF clinic’s waiting area, filling in time between our 12-week scan and our final visit with the doctor. Another shooting … Continue reading

Dumb as a box of hammers

Dumb as a box of hammers

Horrible reality check for anyone who hasn’t been pregnant before: Pregnancy brain is totally real. It feels like I’ve lost about 20 IQ points and dropping. Evidence? The fact I forget totally normal things, like the word for, you know, the sauce that has tomatoes in it. Uh, tomato sauce? That’d be the one! I … Continue reading

Dang you, Duchess, and your royal womb

So the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant. After months of tabloid speculation glaring at her non-existent belly, she’s in hospital with wicked bad morning sickness. To be puking so much you need to be poked, prodded, monitored and medicated? No thanks. But couldn’t they have waited just a *little* bit longer before getting themselves up … Continue reading