The Fairy Reading Tent

We’ve finally started getting The Acrobat’s room ready in earnest. I’m hopeful that we’ll have it mostly ready to go this week, but it really depends on my energy level. I wake up in the mornings exhausted, after “sleeping” fitfully all night, so I run out of gas pretty fast these days. I’ve been setting…

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The Acrobat’s Heart

I have recordings of both of my daughters’ heart beats when they were in utero. I recorded Madeline’s when I was in the hospital on bed rest, and Annabel’s was at home with a portable Doppler. I had to make sure I got a recording of The Acrobat’s heart, too, but the bonus was this…

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Bye Bye Belly

Even though I really am not enjoying being pregnant, there is, strangely, one thing I like: my belly. I have countless reasons to hate it: ~ At last measurement, it was 49 inches around. I am only 63 inches tall. ~ My back hurts and my ribs ache in a way I cannot adequately describe…almost…

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The Tail End

In the waiting room at Dr. Risky’s office yesterday, I noticed that a lot of people were looking at me. At first I thought it was the, “Holy Crap She’s About To Pop” look, but then I realized it was the “OMG THERE IS SOMETHING MOVING IN THERE” stare. The Acrobat was particularly wiggly when…

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Making Peace With Pregnancy

I’m in the last few weeks of this pregnancy, and I’m sort of stupidly realizing that I’m in the last few weeks of this pregnancy. As in soon, this phase of my life will be over forever. There’s a part of my brain that’s telling me I need to enjoy this remaining bit of time,…

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