February 2012

boy oh boy

February 27, 2012

Well, we’re having a baby boy. Unless they were mistaken. Which the Ultrasound Tech assured me she was not. So, baby boy it is. Boys are so many things. And I want to think about all the positive things, and not the teenage boys from high school, or the houligans from my childhood neighborhood. In […]

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and the results are in…

February 24, 2012

Well, I could say I found it amusing that I have been craving anything banana flavored. Or that I’ve been eating like a teenage boy. But you probably know already– Today we found out which gender our next baby is. Ready??   Oh yeah. It’s a boy!

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boy or girl?

February 23, 2012

Ha, That got your attention, I bet! We still won’t know ’til tomorrow, but I thought I’d give you a list of what is the same/different about this pregnancy for me, so far. That way when you make your bets, you’ll be educated! With both girls I threw up and was very nauseated. The first […]

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gender bender….

February 21, 2012

Well, it’s Tuesday of the week. This will be the week we find out which gender our unborn child is. Putting aside all arguments about gender stereotyping even before birth, I’ll say that the biggest thing that’ll change for us is that the nursery is now pale yellow, and has been for years, and if […]

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broken home

February 18, 2012

I grew up in a broken home. Hmm, that’s not exactly how I mean it. It wasn’t broken. But there were tough spots. I grew up in a really (kind of snotty) upperclass neighborhood. My parents moved out there before I was born, when it was just little cottages in the sticks, away from Detroit […]

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18 weeks!

February 16, 2012

Allllright, I know you get a lot of flack from me about not loving pregnancy. Not at all. Gross. Ugh.   What? Oh, sorry, were you planning on me saying that I actually do love it? Or that it’s all worth it in the end? Nah, you should know better by now. I really don’t […]

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don’t worry, about a thing

February 15, 2012

There are so many things I worry about as a mom that I never, ever would have batted an eye over when I was kidless. At the very same time, I’m not a huge worrier, and sometimes when I have gone to the playgrounds with other mommies they’ve made the “reach out and grab and […]

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My little immigrants

February 12, 2012

My children are like immigrants. First-generationers, right off the boat. They get English amusingly wrong, they don’t always follow the “cultural norms” that we hold so dear, sometimes they even sniff at the local cuisine presented to them. Cute immigrants who must obey me, that is. Not like normal immigrants who do not have to […]

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handle (me) with care

February 8, 2012

I take it all back. Winter’s here. Poo. Things have been good this year–I’ve been healthy until the last few weeks, and the kids too. And Carpenter, which is good since he makes the money. We’ve been managing the bills okay (still dreaming of having two incomes one day. Or maybe winning the lottery), and […]

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harsh winter

February 6, 2012

Where is winter? Winterrrr? Where aaare youuuu? That’s what my kids would say if they were playing hide-n-seek with winter. Which I kind-of am. Don’t Get Me Wrong, please, I am not at all in any way sad that it’s been a winter of, what, a few 20-degree days interspersed with day after day of […]

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