Round Up – Issue 14

I love this article called, “The moment I Fell in Love with My Son” By Jenny Mollen. It’s a great piece for all of you wondering if you were cut out to have kids.

“The truth was, children scared me. I knew that no matter what I did as a parent, I was bound to do some things wrong. I didn’t want to bring a person into the world just to fuck them up and have them send me to voicemail for all of eternity. My dogs would NEVER do that!”



This compilation of Daddy Dressing fails. For the record, I don’t think this is unique to fathers. In a tired haze I dressed my son in a sleeper that was about two sizes too small for him – he looked like he could compete in the Olympic luge.


I found this meme and it made me laugh – mainly because I was guilty of this one. When the hell do you stop weeks and months anyway?



Here’s a video to make you laugh and confirm that you aren’t dead inside (who are the 643 people that gave this a thumbs down?)

First off, I’m not sure if you’ve heard but I finished the Pregnancy Calendar. Snort. I know I’m becoming one of those assholes that ran a marathon or climbed a
mountain and can’t shut up about it now. I promise I’ll stop soon, but I haven’t been this proud of finishing something since I learned to drive stick shift. If you haven’t read it (perhaps you were being held hostage by Yeti or some other reason that I cannot fathom) then feel free to check it out here.


Next up is an amazing book, and I don’t say that often because I rarely have time to wash my hair let alone read a book. It’s called: The Circumcision Decision: An Unbiased Guide for Parents. I have two boys so the topic of circumcision did come up before they were born and I wish this book had been around at the time. (I won’t tell you what we decided because I’m sure they wouldn’t appreciate me broadcasting the state of their peens on a website – I hope they remember that when I vacuum up their stupid Lego.)

This is an excerpt from the intro, “We set out to write a short book about circumcision to fill the gap between the pro-circumcision books and websites and the anti-circumcision books and websites, all of which work earnestly and often effectively, to convince you to adopt their position. We wanted to give you a balanced, accurate, and fair book to help you make a smartdecision about circumcision. We also thought that the decision deserves more information than the few pages most books for expectant parents devote to the decision. And we decided that the subject was serious enough and interesting enough for us to devote more than a year of our lives to research and write it!”

It’s a well written, easy read and I’d recommend to anyone having a boy. You can find it on their website, or at Amazon and Barnes & Noble as well.

If you missed this on my Facebook page, I found this post about this sweet dog. Please let me know if you know the source for this – I’d love to send this dog a box of biscuits and a pillow. I know how he feels.

Holla for the Holo! Are you shitting me? This is beyond brilliant and I’m thinking about getting one just so I can cool my paunch in August.

It’s called a Holo and this brilliant woman from the U.K. (Emma Benson) came up with the idea when she was pregnant and unable to lie on her stomach comfortably. It was originally created for floating, but it can be used at home, for massage (damn straight) or just chillin’ like a villain on your stomach. They aren’t cheap (because they aren’t made by the billions for Walmart) but I would have paid big bucks to be able to lie on my stomach when I was 400 months pregnant. They run about $90.



If you are looking for Baby Shower inspiration, check out these printables from Carrington Schaeffer along with my Baby Shower Stuff board on Pinterest.


When I saw this I thought, “yes!”.



The Gray Attic – Etsy

Wowza. These are some of the most beautiful birth announcements I have ever seen in my life.  Check out the whole series of them at The Gray Attic’s Etsy store.


honeysuckleblog honeysuckleblog

I also love, love, love this beautiful announcement from honeysuckleblog . So sweet and perfect.

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  • What happened to Jenn happened to my brand new family too. I’d had a cesarean and my two day old daughter choked while I nearly tore myself back open trying to get her and threw pillows at my husband (He’s an incredibly heavy sleeper) and screamed. A nurse happened into our room and after a few quick maneuvers and some use of suction our little girl quickly returned from blue to pink.

    I didn’t sleep the rest of our time there. The nurse said it was common for babies to choke on their spit or mucus. I didn’t understand why the care organization wasn’t all different. Why was a major surgery patient given the task of caring for a human so new it couldn’t cough spit out of its throat? I didn’t want to hand my baby off, but a safety net would have been nice. It still horrifies me, even watching my 7mo old squirm around her crib. We used the Angelcare at home and I finally got some sleep. Now that she’s sleeping longer and longer at night it’s a comfort to look and see the green light blinking whenever she breathes.

    Women should really spread the word on this. If hospitals won’t provide the monitors we should come with our own. I’m certainly using the Angelcare in the hospital with our next child.

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