31 7 / 2014

I’m so excited to get this shirt. Jen, the blogger for Plus Size Mommy Memoirs, recently did a teesping campaign to raise money to cover her server costs and I was happy to contribute to her mission. Inspirational sayings usually aren’t my jam but her website was so empowering to me as a pregnant person. 

I originally came across her site the day of our disastrous midwife appointment where I was told it’s irresponsible to have a baby at my size and it doesn’t matter who my provider was because I would just end up with a c-section anyway. Fuck that noise. I *did* believe I could and just as importantly I found a provider that believed in me as well and I *did* go on to successfully have my baby at 42+2.

I’m so excited to get this shirt. Jen, the blogger for Plus Size Mommy Memoirs, recently did a teesping campaign to raise money to cover her server costs and I was happy to contribute to her mission. Inspirational sayings usually aren’t my jam but her website was so empowering to me as a pregnant person.

I originally came across her site the day of our disastrous midwife appointment where I was told it’s irresponsible to have a baby at my size and it doesn’t matter who my provider was because I would just end up with a c-section anyway. Fuck that noise. I *did* believe I could and just as importantly I found a provider that believed in me as well and I *did* go on to successfully have my baby at 42+2.

31 7 / 2014

Draw me like one of your French babies

Draw me like one of your French babies

31 7 / 2014

tessniko:

adventuresintralalala:

Pretty sure I received generic mom cut #4 and not what I asked for but I’m trying to reserve judgement until it’s styled normally. Trying and failing.

Pls let me dye your hair rad colors.

I’m down!

30 7 / 2014

Today I managed to keep two small humans alive for several hours with minimal tears! In fact, we were entirely tear-free until Finley had to go in Dex’s crib so he wouldn’t get all handsy with the diaper change. Finley was extremely  unimpressed and let me know prefers being a cage-free baby.

Today I managed to keep two small humans alive for several hours with minimal tears! In fact, we were entirely tear-free until Finley had to go in Dex’s crib so he wouldn’t get all handsy with the diaper change. Finley was extremely unimpressed and let me know prefers being a cage-free baby.

30 7 / 2014

kimber-leigh:

not-the-mom:

how2beadad:

I’m ashamed to admit mine was Wings with Paul McCartney. Not very punk rock. But I made up for it in the subsequent 25 years. How about you?

James Taylor with my mom. On my own? The Clash at Red Rocks.

New Kids on the Block was my first concert…I remember making “I love you Donnie!” signs in glitter paint and screaming pretty much through the entire show.

New Kids on the Block in second grade. Pretty sure I’ve been chasing that high ever since

kimber-leigh:

not-the-mom:

how2beadad:

I’m ashamed to admit mine was Wings with Paul McCartney. Not very punk rock. But I made up for it in the subsequent 25 years. How about you?

James Taylor with my mom. On my own? The Clash at Red Rocks.

New Kids on the Block was my first concert…I remember making “I love you Donnie!” signs in glitter paint and screaming pretty much through the entire show.

New Kids on the Block in second grade. Pretty sure I’ve been chasing that high ever since

29 7 / 2014

At least in my experience it involves very little sleeping and a whole lot of clinging to the tiniest sliver of bed while a ravenous badger noms all night. I still haven’t quite figured out how something so small can take up so very much bed.

28 7 / 2014

🐍

28 7 / 2014

Finley now knows that snakes hiss and will happily hiss on command.

27 7 / 2014

He went to sleep a baby and woke up a toddler.

He went to sleep a baby and woke up a toddler.

25 7 / 2014

1. I’m going out without Finley tonight and I’m positively giddy about it. It’s not anything very exciting but I’m going to watch a movie at a mama friend’s house but baby-free time is precious these days.

2. Tomorrow I have to go to a wedding shower for my cousin’s cousin (not related to me) and it’s really hard to wish someone well when you just want to scream at both of them to run the other way. He has eight kids with six baby mamas and has spent more time incarcerated than not since his late teens. She once fabricated an entire pregnancy, complete with fake ultrasound pictures and birth story, and only came clean when the grandma was pressuring her to meet the non-existent baby. They currently have two children together and the kids are relatively clean and well-cared for but it’s just not a good idea.

3. Brad started college this summer so hopefully he will have a B.A. in 2018. It’s an interesting commentary on our economy that he is able to make enough money to support a family with only a 12 month certificate (PC/LAN) while I have a bachelor’s degree and would be working to barely pay for daycare if I weren’t a SAHM.

4. Storytime competition is no joke. There is a strict limit of 15 kids and it fills up really quickly. We’re currently 2/6 for our storytime attempts. At least there’s a playtime after storytime ends so it’s not a total waste.