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December 29, 2020

Perfect Face in Staying Connected

Guys, I just got my kid to take a nap for me for the first time in literally a month. Maybe longer. At this moment it seriously feels like a fucking miracle. I’m on about day three of relief fro...


December 28, 2020

Like a Bandit in Staying Connected

It has been A WHILE since I’ve updated considering my usual frequency of updates. I’m happy to report that things have improved tremendously. Christmas was… impressive. I’m not sure what other w...


December 22, 2020

Husband Rant in Staying Connected

If my last entry made me seem like I’m a nice wife, I’m here today to admit that it’s not totally true. I do try to make it a point to remember and focus on the things my husband does for me, but...


December 21, 2020

Men, Take Notes in Staying Connected

Ways my husband has been impacted by the current circumstances: Because I’m working Tuesday through Saturday again, and we only have childcare Wednesday through Friday, he now has to finish work...


December 19, 2020

Real Blah in Staying Connected

Uggghh. I do not feel great. I don’t feel as sick or as fatigued as I was feeling last week or the week before that, but I do feel completely unmotivated. I want to say that “it’s like I’m float...


December 16, 2020

10 Weeks in Staying Connected

I am about 90% certain that my fetus is a boy. The main reason I think this is because of the foods I’m craving. With my daughter, I craved sweets. With this pregnancy, I’m craving savory. The ot...


December 12, 2020

More Woes in Staying Connected

Right now one of the few thoughts that brings me relief is the belief that I am going to feel better in about 3 weeks (when I hit my second trimester) and then, from that point forward, I will ne...


December 11, 2020

Problem in Staying Connected

The first thing I felt today was good. The other day one of my friends asked why I decided to convert my daughter’s crib into a toddler bed, and I explained the benefits of her being able to get...


December 10, 2020

Lower Expectations in Staying Connected

As you know, last week was a rough week for me morning sickness-wise. I’m sure I’ve written on countless occasions how my household goals each week include a minimum of washing, drying, and putti...


Well, it’s official. My fetus has a heartbeat. In other news, my kid has really been testing her limits with myself and my husband. Man. A few days after we changed her crib into a toddler bed, ...


December 04, 2020

Super Sick in Staying Connected

Well, the last 24 hours have been real bad for me. Yesterday, around 5:45am, my daughter woke up, crying. We recently turned her crib into a toddler bed, so she will just come walking into our r...


December 01, 2020

Full Time in Staying Connected

Well, I just got done with my first “day” at my new job. It was an interesting experience, I suppose. First of all, I should mention that I’ve been so fucking sick and exhausted these past few d...


November 27, 2020

Yawn in Staying Connected

Happy Black Friday, everyone. I’m still fatigued as all hell almost all the time now. What else? My husband and I got into a relatively big argument yesterday morning about him insisting we’re ...


November 24, 2020

Oh, Hi in Staying Connected

Hello friends, Let’s see. What do I have to report today? Well, I’m coming up on week 7 (out of, hopefully, 40) of pregnancy, and symptoms are starting to ramp up. I have two modes lately: tired...


November 20, 2020

Wonky Month in Staying Connected

Man, today is going to be a long day for me. I have six clients scheduled, which was a totally normal day back when I worked full time, but for the past two months I don’t usually see more than f...


Toasted English muffin with peanut butter and jelly Quesadilla made on whole wheat tortilla with refried beans and shredded Mexican cheese blend Canned chicken with mayo and mustard on Ritz...


I’m having a really hard time feeling motivated these days. I know I’ve mentioned it before. It’s worth mentioning again. All I can think about is the future. First Christmas with my daughter o...


November 19, 2020

All Systems Are Go in Staying Connected

Hey. It’s super late and I shouldn’t even be writing right now, but I just wanted to quickly document a few of the changes that I’m expecting in the near future. I got an email from my new boss ...


First of all, I just want to say THANK YOU to the friends who left super thoughtful comments on my last entry. It really means a lot to me and gave me a lot to think about. I’m going to attempt,...


Today was a pretty productive day. I had my first doctor’s appointment with ultrasound and got to see the little grain-of-rice growing in my uterus. We couldn’t see or hear the heartbeat yet, whi...


November 15, 2020

Anticipation in Staying Connected

This past week feels like it’s been about a month long. It’s hard to believe it’s only been seven days since I found out I was pregnant. I caved and ordered the announcement onesie already. I wa...


November 14, 2020

Plans for Fetus in Staying Connected

I know it’s way too early for any of this, but the truth is that it was all planned out a long time before I was pregnant and I’m just putting it here now because I’m excited. The first time we ...


Do you ever wonder what it would be like to be someone else? Not in, like, an I-hate-myself kind of a way, but more just in a curious kind of a way. Ever since the moment I found out I was pregn...


November 12, 2020

Shoot in Staying Connected

Well, my daughter’s fighting of naptime has now expanded into a fighting of bedtime. Joy! Last night it took us nearly two hours to get her down, and that was with my husband and I calmly throwin...


November 11, 2020

Calmly Optimistic in Staying Connected

I don’t know what my hormones are doing, but I’ve been feeling very calm and happy about some of the same things that used to make me feel stressed out and uncertain. I’m such a fragile human, ha...


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