A Third

July 7, 2015

The days are generally tolerable but the weeks and months drag on. Somehow, miraculously, we’ve made it to the last trimester. While I fully understand I won’t be pregnant forever, the remaining 11 weeks feel today somewhat akin to 11 months. What’s the difference, really? 

I’m not exceedingly uncomfortable yet, it’s just that life support for two humans is exhausting. Working 30 hours a week and still trying to keep up with all my other commitments is exhausting. Trying to keep us from the brink of abject squalor is exhausting. Parenting Tweens who no longer hear anything I say is exhausting. 


April 20, 2015

Last night I had a dream that Thursday’s upcoming sonogram revealed quite clearly that this baby is a girl. 

It does not change the way I feel about this baby not does it change my prediction. I know not to believe my dreams, especially the pregnant ones: those ex-boyfriends are not still in love with me nearly two decades later, and my stepmother does not recycle nail clippings. 

Dreams are funny things. That said, of all my crazy pregnant dreams that one is the most likely to come true, and that would mean breaking a family record standing for over one hundred years. 


March 14, 2015

I know, I know. I say this every year. But for the love of whatever it is you love, people:

STOP ASKING THE BUSY PERSON! Find a lonely person. Find a new person. Reach out. Stop doing what’s easy because the busy person will always do it and then your task is done. The busy person is BUSY. 

Of Monkeys and Such

March 11, 2015

Curious George did a fantastic job of raising Little Red during my pregnancy with Boy Blue. As a result, when that impish toddler wasn’t trying to convince me to name his new brother after himself he thought we should name him George. 

The other night as I was tucking in the boys I asked Blue if he had any thoughts for naming the new baby. He replied “George,” then after a brief pause, “Lucas.”

The Best Way to Start a Family

March 9, 2015

When we shared the news with the boys that I was pregnant it was hard to tell how Blue felt about it because Red’s reaction was so huge it made the rest of us look unhappy by comparison. He screamed with joy and bounded across the room to smother me in hugs and kisses. And he said the two sweetest things:

“I’ve been wishing on dandelions for this.”


“Being a big brother to Blue was the best thing ever, I’m so glad he gets to experience that too!”

Anxiety Girl and Self Examination

February 28, 2015

Mr. Anxiety Girl says he wishes she wouldn’t worry so much. She wonders how someone who loves her would deprive her of her superpower. 

She’s also still waiting to see how she can use her superpower for good. 

Maybe she’s a villain. That would explain a few things. 

And now, the rest of the news

February 20, 2015

I’m pregnant.


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