It wasn’t supposed to be this way

Parenting, Personal

It wasn’t supposed to be this easy. When we started talking about trying to have a baby I was a pessimist as always. I’ve been dealing with PCOS for several years now and I know that can make it difficult if not impossible to conceive naturally. My worst fear was that I wouldn’t be able […]

August 31, 2009

Sugar and spice

Parenting, Personal

Today I read two posts about the difference between being childless and being child-free – or the difference between women who consider themselves childless or child-free. It’s an argument I have heard all about before and one I have never involved myself in because for most of my life I just didn’t know what I […]

August 27, 2009

I feel pretty

Parenting, Personal

One of the things I’m concerned about now that I know I’m having a little girl is my complete lack of knowledge where make-up and hairstyles are concerned. So I’m spending a bit of time this weekend rummaging through my sorry little make-up case and reading Carmindy’s 5 minute face to see if I can […]

August 22, 2009

Exposing myself

Issues, Personal

A year and a half ago, Joe and I were ready to leave the city so that we could both find jobs without worrying about knowing how to speak and write French. Then, through a whirlwind of activity, we both landed in jobs here – his permanent and mine continually extended until I became permanent […]

August 18, 2009

Lessons my daughter can teach me

Parenting, Personal

I’ve said before here that I’m terrified of having a little girl, this is mostly becuase I had a hard time growing up as a girl (though I admitedly never experienced growing up as a boy), and I have a hard time being a woman now, but I think there are a lot of things […]

August 12, 2009

I was convinced it was a boy…


But it’s a girl. And now I have a lot to think about – partly because I dwell on the future in a generally pessimistic way and partly because in my mind I was sure it was going to be a boy (until a week or so ago, actually). I’m not sure yet if I […]

August 12, 2009

Let’s talk about gender…


In just a couple of days we’re going in for the 18-22 week ultrasound. This is the one that lasts a little longer and they will finally be able to tell us whether this baby is a boy or a girl. Every time I feel the baby kick (which seems like a lot sometimes) I […]

August 10, 2009

What to expect

Parenting, Personal

Being pregnant for the first time, without having had much experience with pregnant women, I have searched out books and websites to gather as much information as possible about everything I can think of. Part of this information seeking has involved signing up for a few mailing lists, specifically from (it still bothers me […]

August 8, 2009

In defence…

Canadiana, Issues

We knew coming out of the US election in November that Barack Obama would be making a push for a new healthcare system down south, something akin to Canada’s healthcare system (just don’t call it socialized medicine). As soon as that push started, we in Canada suddenly started hearing all these arguments against our system […]

August 3, 2009



I am very nervous about this pregnancy. There is no way in the world that it should have been this quick and easy for my to get pregnant – women with PCOS are supposed to have a difficult time, and often need fertility treatment – and so I sit in wait for the other shoe […]

August 2, 2009