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August 08, 2018

8/8 in This Tornado Loves You

It’s been awhile, I feel like. Well, I’ve decided that I want to apply to the MD-PhD program at the university I work for in a few years, so I’m doing some pre-reqs for med school requirements an...


I don’t write here much anymore. I have a difficult time trusting these journal sites. Recently… – I started a new job. I like it a lot. I’ve learned some new things, and will continue to. I’m ge...


You know when I wrote about how I was frustrated with people commenting on my body? It must have worked on the universe because I’ve heard “you look great” a lot instead, which is a good change. ...


May 08, 2018

5/8 in This Tornado Loves You

Maeve is one month, three days old! I can hardly believe it! The past month has been really great. My husband was home with me and the baby for four weeks. He’s so good with her! He gets less sle...


April 26, 2018

4/26 in This Tornado Loves You

I’m done with grad school!


April 25, 2018

4/25 in This Tornado Loves You

Just a quick entry – I’m taking a break from writing my last paper for graduate school… I wish it was over. I’m only about halfway through it. Ugh. I just feel so done. Maeve is doing well! She’s...


April 19, 2018

Sigh in This Tornado Loves You

Can people refrain from commenting on my body? It gets really annoying. Before having kids it happened. During pregnancy it happened. After pregnancy it keeps happening. Just stop. It’s also get...


April 19, 2018

4/19 in This Tornado Loves You

I started writing in a paper journal that my husband got me for Christmas. I think it was a hint that I need to do something meaningful for myself. The entries are much different from my online j...


April 11, 2018

4/11 in This Tornado Loves You

I don’t know how to rest after having a baby. I keep feeling okay, then doing too much, then getting achey again. I forget that my body just went through a physical trial and I need to give it a ...


Maeve was born yesterday (April 5) at 9:12am! She was 7 pounds, 5 ounces (only one ounce bigger than her brother!), 20.5” long. I was in labor for about 13 hours total. Here’s the story: It was a...


April 05, 2018

39w4d in Baby Stuff, Part 3

I might be in labor!?! Oh dear! I’m ready? I’m not ready? I don’t know! I’ve only been having contractions for four hours but it feels like the real deal! We can hope, anyway. I was similarly con...


March 31, 2018

39w0d in Baby Stuff, Part 3

Waiting. I didn’t gain weight at my last appointment, which is promising because it could mean labor is near?! Well, I am hoping so. I’ve been having unpleasant stomach things and nausea too. St...


March 25, 2018

38w1d in Baby Stuff, Part 3

I’ve tried a bunch of wives tales this weekend knowing it was all in vain, but here we are. Spicy food? Check. Sex? Tons. Walking? You betcha. Babylon 5? Yes. Oh, that’s not one. Well. Nothin’ bu...


March 23, 2018

37w6d in Baby Stuff, Part 3

I’m 2 cm dilated. I wish my doctor would give me effacement details, but she never does and I always forget to ask! I’m still in a bunch of pain and having irregular contractions sometimes. My fl...


March 19, 2018

37w2d in Baby Stuff, Part 3

I don’t feel great. I’m wondering if my body is gearing up for labor very soon. I have had consistent period-like feeling in my groin since last night. I was so nauseated I couldn’t sleep, and g...


March 17, 2018

37w0d in Baby Stuff, Part 3

I’m 1 cm dilated which is progress from last week. I figured those contractions I’ve been having weren’t for nothing! I gained 2 lbs in the last week and I’m measuring two weeks ahead of where I ...


March 14, 2018

3/14 in This Tornado Loves You

I received an unofficial offer for that job I applied and interviewed for! I’m calling the director soon to iron out details, so we’ll see. She didn’t say anything more than that yet. I asked the...


Didn’t miss you, dudette. I’ve been having Braxton Hicks contractions on and off for awhile now but last night it was about every ten to fifteen minutes and pretty painful for about three hours. ...


March 12, 2018

3/12 in This Tornado Loves You

Friday (the 9th) was my birthday. I’m 28 now. How am I this close to 30?! We only have two years left to plan the trip! My twin and I want to take a fun trip for our 30th birthday and we were thi...


March 12, 2018

36w2d in Baby Stuff, Part 3

I am having a hard time functioning. I can’t think. All I have energy for is… sleep. I slept 12 hours on/off and still have nothing to give. I had an appointment Friday and everything was looking...


March 05, 2018

35w2d in Baby Stuff, Part 3

I have contractions in the middle of the night for the past few days now. Last night I woke up and had them and couldn’t sleep for a long time. I’m really exhausted. They aren’t too painful and g...


March 02, 2018

interview in This Tornado Loves You

It’s funny how I was boo-hooing about “omg how will I find a job” and I landed myself an interview for next week, the day before my birthday. The kicker is that I’m almost 9 months pregnant. I so...


February 28, 2018

34w4d in Baby Stuff, Part 3

I had an ultrasound today. My fluid level is the same as it was last week, so it’s barely above the threshold but I’m okay with that as long as it’s above! She does very big movements lately and ...


February 27, 2018

brain stuff in This Tornado Loves You

I was diagnosed with ADHD (finally getting help) and… Bipolar 2. I wouldn’t have guessed. I’m going to start medication soon after the baby is born. I’m not breastfeeding so I’ll be able to get ...


February 25, 2018

. in This Tornado Loves You

I don’t ever say how much I completely adore my husband. And he loves me with a ferocity and gentleness I didn’t know could coexist. I love how he feels against me when he holds me. I love when w...


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