The Recovery

Today marks two weeks post-baby, and there are still lots of changes going on body-wise. Almost all of the PUPPS rash has faded and now the scratch scabs are finally healing. So glad that I don't look like a leper anymore. My feet started swelling this summer. Certainly by mid-August they were puffy pregnancy feet.... Continue Reading →

What I will and won’t miss

I will miss: --how easy it is to take care of babies when they're on the inside. --how quiet babies are when they're on the inside! 🙂 --freedom. --sleeping an entire night. --taking a nap if I want to. --a smaller wardrobe. I kind of like having only a few options for clothes that will... Continue Reading →


There are many things that I am and have been very thankful for over the past eight months, and I want to acknowledge them. Perfect timing with this early Thanksgiving! * I am so, so lucky to be on my husband's health insurance. My full-time employment has been on and off for the last three... Continue Reading →

Failing to Plan

McSweeney's: Jamie and Jeff's Birth Plan Mom Stories: I'm Still Mad About My Birth Story. You? Thankful for a Cesarean Delivery ------ One of the hardest things for me as the end of this pregnancy journey nears is how it's all going to end. With twins, a lot of birthing options go right out the... Continue Reading →

DIY Maternity Photos

If we had the budget for it, I would have loved to do a professional maternity photo session. This is a once in a lifetime experience (we hope!), and I know that I will enjoy looking back on the photographic evidence of this pregnancy journey. Alas, we don't have that budget. I do plan to... Continue Reading →

35 weeks

Dear A and B, Hurray, we've made it to 35 weeks--this is a big milestone for your growth and development in utero! You'll be even more developed if you can hang in there for another week at least, if not two. We're hoping for two, obviously! A, you're really wedged in, head-down, like you're trying... Continue Reading →

I’m a Hater.

No joke, one of the first things that I started worrying about after getting pregnant was names. Seriously. I Hate Your Kids' Names  (I originally wanted to use that for this post title, but didn't want to outright insult anyone.) I hate most names. Either they're just stupid (Axel! Nevaeh!), or trendy (Brayden and all... Continue Reading →

34 weeks

I feel like a Barbie doll whose legs have been unsnapped and then put back on incorrectly. It all just, somehow. The chiropractor said last week that my pelvis is really loose, so I guess that's why? Also, a lot of the time it feels like I've been horsekicked in the ladybits. Ouch. This... Continue Reading →

Out and About

Here's what we've been up to in October: When Andy went back to Brooklyn for a long weekend at the New Yorker Festival, I went up to Seattle to see family one last time. I also got to go to Issaquah Salmon Days, my favorite small-town festival! And then some lovely ladies threw me a... Continue Reading →

Blog at

Up ↑