Archive for the Parenthood Category

Gramma Grew the Egg

Gramma Grew the Egg

“In the fifth month of pregnancy, if your baby is a girl, she will begin to grow her own eggs.” I don’t know if this statement hit you with the same revelation that it did me.  If not, let me explain:  When my Mom (maternal grandma) was pregnant with me, in her fifth month I (her daughter) began to grow my eggs (her future grand babies).  When Annabelle was born, she came from eggs her grandmother grew.    It also means that when I was pregnant with Annabelle, I helped […]

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Through Her Eyes I See

Through Her Eyes I See

A telltale quality of a good friend will agree to tell people at a happy hour that you met on the Jerry Springer show.  It’s not just the fun you’ll have for the evening, but the conspiritorial winks you’ll share ten years later.  A good friend will run through mud puddles in high heels and jump to bands at the Cork and Bottle, swim in the Potomac on the fourth of July with fireworks going off at the Smithsonian Mall and drive across country to take an epic […]

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Beyond the Pretty Eggs

Happy Easter!  The spring holiday is marked with squealing children high on pastel sugar while they search for hidden eggs and the treasure it may contain.  When it gets annoying I turn off my hearing aids and bask in some peace and quiet.  What? Did I see that right, did she say hearing aids?Yes, I did.  At the tender age of 18 months old I contracted meningitis and as a result of the medication (massive antibiotics) I lost more than half of […]

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Here’s Looking At You (Or me, since I’m facing a mirror right now)

Here's Looking At You (Or me, since I'm facing a mirror right now)

My Facebook profile picture is, in my opinion, a cute picture of me before marriage and babies.  My hair and makeup look good; I have a jawline.  I wanted to update it with a real picture of me, and instead opted for one of the baby.  Truth is, I’m kinda vain.  Since I’ve only lost ten pounds since my January start date, I don’t want a real picture of me up there, just yet.  It’s my own damn fault, wanting to make a wedding cake […]

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