Aug 11, 2011  •  In Aerin, Personal, Pregnancy

Third Trimester

I am 28 weeks pregnant with BebeDeux today, which means that I am officially in my third trimester. I wish I had a belly shot to share with you, but I still don’t have a functioning laptop with which to transfer photos from my camera and my cell phone camera isn’t working. So here’s what I looked […]

Aug 5, 2011  •  In Personal, Pregnancy, Relationships

Wishing for Boredom

Thank you all very much for your kind comments regarding my father. I received word that he was discharged from the hospital about an hour ago, and is well on his way to recovery. I wanted so badly to be see him again today, but I could not as I had Claire to take care […]

Jul 29, 2011  •  In Claire, Personal, Pregnancy, Relationships

Healing, and Thank Yous

This week has been one of the longest of my life. I know that an appendectomy — a laparoscopic appendectomy, no less — is considered a fairly common and simple procedure in modern medicine. But with the pregnancy having slowed my healing time in addition to lowering my threshold for pain (both very common pregnancy […]

Jul 24, 2011  •  In Aerin, Personal, Pregnancy


I am currently writing this on my phone while lying in bed at the hospital. Early yesterday morning I woke up to excruciating abdominal pain, similar to the severe round ligament pain I had experienced during my pregnancy with Claire. With this pregnancy being so similar to the last, I had believed myself to have […]

Jul 6, 2011  •  In Aerin, Art/Design, Blogging, Books, Personal, Pregnancy

Brain Dump

As I rolled out of bed this morning, I almost collapsed to the floor in a ball of agony. “Hello, pregnancy hip pains,” I muttered to myself. “Now I remember you!” Hip pains and crotch pains. Hip pains from my hip joints loosening (I was not officially diagnosed with Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction in my last pregnancy, but […]

Jun 28, 2011  •  In Aerin, Food, Personal, Pregnancy

Chocolate Chip Cookies Without the Chocolate Chips

The #1 craving I have had this pregnancy? Chips Ahoy! Chocolate Chip Cookies…without the chocolate chips. Does such a thing even exist? To be honest I have never liked chocolate much. I actually don’t like most sweets and have not craved many sweets with either pregnancy. But there is something about the carb-laden “cookie” part […]

Jun 20, 2011  •  In Aerin, Blogging, Personal, Pregnancy

Winner of the BB Cream Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who entered my BB Cream Giveaway! Without further ado, the winner is… According to my spreadsheet, #31 corresponds to commenter Ruth, who wrote: I will be contacting Ruth via email shortly to work out all the details. A huge thanks once again to everyone who entered…and please stay tuned for more […]

Jun 14, 2011  •  In Aerin, Personal, Pregnancy

Level II Ultrasound (And Some Blood…)

Today J and I trekked down to the hospital for our Level II Ultrasound. We were excited to see BebeDeux again, but more excited to definitively find out the gender of our impending one. BebeDeux was not cooperative right from the get-go. The ultrasound tech actually told us that just from the way the baby […]

Jun 12, 2011  •  In Aerin, Personal, Pregnancy

19 Weeks

I feel bad that I haven’t been writing about BebeDeux and this pregnancy as much as I did with Claire. But with the two babies so close in age, I haven’t forgotten much about my pregnancy with Claire, and aside from a few minor differences, this pregnancy is very similar. I do not consider this […]