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The Family That Wiis Together

I fought it. I fought it hard. I was convinced that, if I gave into it, my  little boy would be lost forever. He who still thought that dancing with me to 80’s pop music was a valid form of entertainment and exercise. A little boy who was still attached to his faded baby blanket and slept […]

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when something isn’t right

“Do you think it’s weird that she doesn’t walk at this point?” I asked our pediatrician. “Some kids just walk late.” By the time my daughter was 18 months, she didn’t really talk much or understand. She wasn’t walking, either. But, because this was the second child, I learned not to freak out about not […]

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Great Expectations

My husband is disappointed in my pregnancy. Okay, not really … he is actually very supportive, but he did have some expectations about my pregnancy that didn’t quite pan out. 1. Ice cream cravings. He was CERTAIN that after I got pregnant, I would demand ice cream. I certainly don’t hate it – but let’s just say that […]

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Awkward.

I’m two-thirds cooked these days.   Two-thirds round and waddling, two-thirds wheezing and pausing, two-thirds rotund and awkward. It really is a monumental occasion reaching this third trimester mark, one I have certainly not passed up celebrating. I may have treated myself to a plate of seconds at dinner (a few times), may have even […]

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Modest is Hottest

I thought it would be easy. That’s right. I said it. I, naively, thought that we would make our appointment for our twenty week ultrasound and walk out with an envelope which would eventually reveal the sex of our baby. I had already prepped gender reveal party favors, made the snacks, and told everyone where to […]

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Thirteen Weeks

I started the day seated on our toddler-sized potty chair and puking into the cold toilet. The bright side? My two-and-a-half-year-old’s buns have been nowhere near the strategically placed chair, so it’s been unused (and we can pretend, germ-free) for over a year now. Apparently, my already-pooching tummy hadn’t gotten the memo that we’re at […]

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