Category Archives: Pregnancy

You Came Out of My Vagina

You came out of my vagina, but that’s not when our story began. Seven months before you came out of my vagina, I got a positive pregnancy test on the day my grandmother died, and I hoped this time I was … Continue reading

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And Then There Were Three

SNG was born on Saturday, November 23rd, clocking in at 5 lbs 1 oz, 17.5 inches, and off-the-charts cuteness. Labor was quick (not counting the weeks of hospital-bound preterm labor in September and October). I woke up with contractions at 3am, we … Continue reading

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The Pre-Term Labor Movement

28 weeks and 1 day 10:00 am – Arrive at ultrasound to see if baby is still measuring 11 days behind. 10:15 am – Baby is getting back on track at 7 days behind. This is good. My cervix, however, is … Continue reading

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Stunted

This blog isn’t developing the way I thought it would. Over the past 2 months, I’ve started two posts that have yet to be completed: one about the effects of this pregnancy on my sex life (short answer: not good), … Continue reading

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Tiers of Joy

Admitting that I don’t know what to write isn’t the best way to up my readership, but what can I tell you? I have no fucking clue what to say. No, I still don’t trust that this is happening. No, … Continue reading

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Belly Flop

A conversation at 8 weeks and 1 day. Me [pointing to my double chin]: Do you see this? Him: Your gullet? Me: Just say “yes.” Him: Yes. Me: Do you know what it means? Him: That you’re fat? Me: Just … Continue reading

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