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How Gender Prediction Worked For Me

I am pregnant for the second time and both times I really wanted to know the sex. Actually both times I had an incredibly strong sense of what the sex was form day one (conception) and just wanted the confirmation asap. I enjoy coming up with names early and imagining what they would be like and starting the bonding process. It’s just difficult for me, with my writer’s imagination, not to know the gender. From day one the story of my child starts and I enjoy the process of getting familiar with that story as soon as I can. It’s just how I like things. [What about you? Tell me your reason for finding out or not finding out in the comments] Continue reading “a girl or boy”

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As the US election approaches and debates about key issues can be seen plastered on the walls of Facebook, one particular comment resonates with me and my current situation. It is the statement that, ‘My body belongs to me and I can do whatever I want with it.’ I don’t know about other women but I don’t really like to go around boasting about my body. In reality my body is a lot more faulty than I ever would have wanted it to be. Continue reading “arrogant”

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Faith Through the Uncertainty of Pregnancy

I remember looking down at that long plastic wand and seeing the undeniably flat, pink line, and then again looking at another one that read, even more unmistakably, ‘1-2 weeks’. I was pregnant. I was about to get something I looked forward to having since I was eight years old and understood that I could have my own babies. Back then I just wanted another baby that looked like me and I loved my family so I wanted one of my own. But finally being the reality, it didn’t feel as magical as I imagined it. Exasperated by the fact that it was not planned, it just felt scary. Continue reading “pregnant”