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Preparing for the Unexpected: A Control Freak’s Guide to A Second Baby

There are exactly 12 weeks left until due date!! Time to stock the liquor cabinet!!!!! But besides stocking the liquor cabinet what am I up to? Oh you know. . .the usual, trying to locate all the baby gear I swore I never wanted to see again after Mac was born, slapping a few coats of paint on a few
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Can You Just Leave My Placenta Alone ALREADY?!

Shee-us . . . I’m so sick of this pregnancy. It doesn’t have anything to do with the fact that I haven’t had booze in at least 27 weeks. It’s not the poor sleep or the fact that I’m certain this kid somehow manages to stick his arm OUT of my uterus into the birth canal at least 16 times
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It’s a BOY! And I WEEP

For those of you not on the colossally entertaining time-suck that is Twitter:  IT’S A BOY!!!! This is not why I’m weeping. . .exactly. . .WE ARE THRILLED!   Now we won’t have to contend with a massive amount of girl-gear on top of all of Mac’s goodies.  That’s got to be a space saver.  At least initially, until we’re
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Husband: “It’s Too Small!”

It’s TOO SMALL! For once it wasn’t me uttering these words referring to my pants, bra, or swimsuit.  (Thank you Land’s End for engineering a suit that seems to be able to accommodate my protruding belly. . .at least for this weekend). It was my Husband. It’s not what you think.  What ARE you thinking?!   He was talking about
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“I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” The Reluctant Mother Edition

All of you regular readers are well aware I’ve been complaining (probably ad nauseam) about my second pregnancy.  It’s been much more difficult physically than the first.  In fact, to be perfectly candid, there have been multiple occasions when I deeply regretted our decision to get pregnant again. And all along, I’ve had the nagging feeling something was wrong. .
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The Pregnant & Delusional Reluctant Mother: What I Didn’t Know

Word has it my Sister is at the hospital ready to deliver her first baby.  A little boy.  I’m very excited!  Maybe more excited than when we had Mac. . .because duh, I’m not the one giving birth this time! Anyway in honor of the event, I thought I’d share a few things I was surprised to discover along the
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The Pregnant and Delusional Reluctant Mother: 20-Year War v Chaos

Nope.  Not pregnant. . .Just the title of certain posts I do when I look back on all the crap I was delusional about when I was pregnant. I’m feeling a little bleh today.  I probably just haven’t swilled enough coffee or something.  I feel like I could happily sped a large chunk of the morning in bed. Of course,
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Tick Tock. . .The Disturbing Sound of Your Eggs Rotting. . .

It has always been our desire for Mac to have at least one sibling. Watch now as Deni clumsily opens a huge ass can of worms. . . In a perfect world, there would be three siblings.  We would have 2 and adopt 2. But we live in a world of 900 some odd square feet of pet plagued squalor.
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The Pregnant & Delusional Reluctant Mother: Breast “Feeding”

Ok. . .I’m just going to blurt it out and so you can start judging immediately should you feel compelled:  I never, never, never. . .not even when I saw my son for the first time and my heart swelled with joy and love. . .wanted to breast feed him. I KNOW.  I know they say it’s absolutely best for
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