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When being downright cheap was healthy…


That fever I’ve been sporting for the last few days was actually Mastitis. It’s a crummy infection you get from nursing.

Tired, fevered, and in tremendous pain, I considered quitting. Formula would make things so much easier in my life. I went to Target, browsed the formula aisle, coughed in shock from the price tags, then pushed my cart straight to the ice pack section and went home.

The baby is fabulously healthy according to his doc, I’m couch surfing with ice packs and warm compresses, and my checkbook is safe.

April Bump Update


Here is April’s baby bump update. If you aren’t interested, sorry. Skip this and resume reading tomorrow.

April 1st:

Some days, I swear I hear the Hungry Hungry Hippo tune blaring as I eat. It’s usually after I’ve devoured everything in the fridge in one sitting.

April 4th:

I’ve been having trouble keeping my blood pressure above 90/50. Apparently I haven’t been hanging out with my family enough. My mother can elevate it in under 2 minutes. (Love you mom)

April 8th:

My husband was looking for our tax information for a school form and I told him I didn’t know where it was.

He asked, ‘Is it in the garage?’

‘I don’t know’ I replied.

‘Is it in the office?’

‘I don’t know’

‘Is it in the bedroom?’

‘I don’t know’

‘Is it in the living room?’


‘You don’t have to yell! I was just trying to refresh your pregnant brain so maybe you’d remember something’ he said.

Quietly and calmly, I said, ‘I’m going to give you a ten second head start to put yourself in a public place. Otherwise, there will be no one to witness your murder.’

He disappeared. Quickly.

April 13th:

My sister let me borrow her baby/birthing books. One is titled, ‘Natural Childbirth.’
She’s such a comedian.

April 18th:

Our neighbor heard I don’t keep junk food in the house because I lack self-control to stop myself from eating it.

He brought over a roll of Oreos and some homemade apple strudel. I wanted to punch him…after I ate the strudel and Oreos of course.

April 22nd:

I asked my doc, “How much exercise is too much exercise?” He told me to rely on my common sense. Hmm. He may be too generous in his assumption I have any.

April 27th:

I don’t know what this horrific deformity on my stomach is… but it certainly doesn’t look like my belly button.

28 Week Belly Bump