June 2012

“50 things” summer to-do list

June 30, 2012

Well, now that it’s officially the end of June and summer is well on it’s way, you might very well be settling into the summer blahs of “what do I do nowwwww Mommyyyy?!” and, even worse, “I’m borrreddd.” My friend and neighbor, arguably the coolest mom ever, has done a list for a long time […]

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9 month update

June 25, 2012

Well, here you go! “What is it like being 9 months pregnant, AJ?” Thank you for asking. It’s heavy. That’s it, mostly. Just heavy, and unwieldy, and tiring. It’s knowing full well that I should appreciate this time but also not being able to appreciate the time at all since all I want to do […]

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hard labor

June 22, 2012

well, for the past few weeks I’ve been in labor. As in every night, for like 3 or 4 hours, I’ve been having regular contractions, lower back, painful, where I have to sit down (actually lay down). And then when I went in for my appointment last week–don’t worry! Not dilated! No progress! Which is […]

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summer plans

June 22, 2012

What do you and your family plan to do this summer? We plan, as you know, to have a baby…but that’s not something fun per se. Actually, it is fun, as long as you consider laying on your stomach again “fun,” which I do. C’mon, plans? How about Cedar Point? Kennywood? (If you live in […]

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not really thankful

June 18, 2012

It’s 36 or 37-something weeks into the longest pregnancy on record! Just kidding. Actually things are going right on schedule, and I’m not sure why this one seems like it’s taking so long. Maybe because it would be so much easier if I could tie my shoes. Things I can do: shave my legs (barely). […]

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have you ever cried?

June 16, 2012

“have you ever cried in your whole life, Mama,” asks my six-year-old, this afternoon, while we were all outside and enjoying the gorgeous day. It’s still so amazing to me, sometimes, that they are old enough to ask questions like that. First they start only totally self-aware, and then gradually move into an awareness of […]

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time after time

June 13, 2012

Okay, there shall be no more complain-y “this pregnancy takes forever and is awful” posts. After this one. I am standing inside an hourglass. Only, instead of being smothered by the sand pouring down, I only see one grain at a time squeezing out of the opening above my head. In order to speed things […]

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friends and family plan

June 11, 2012

Carpenter and I have been graced by a fantastic neighborhood. We love our neighbors. They’re a bit like family, all quirky and funny and things can just pick up where they left off the last time. The difference between neighborhood gathering and Family Gatherings is palpable, though. I’m not even sure what it is, exactly, […]

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trying to be a yogini

June 7, 2012

I think they can feel that things are getting close. The children, I mean, or should I say The Children of the Corn, since I am pretty sure I must have left my own, truly sweet and listen-y children somewhere some time this month and accidentally taken home these two. They look the same, but […]

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a love story

June 5, 2012

When Carpenter and I first met, I was with a friend. She had brought me to a Bible study. It was at a very conservative church, and by that I mean that they felt women shouldn’t teach, and that men should really wear the “pants” in a relationship. Literally and figuratively. Although I did not […]

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