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10 Things Vol. 2

10 Things Vol. 2


With so many changes since the first installment of 10 Things, I figure there’s no time like the present to add to the list.

Here are 10 things I am grateful for.

(All photos that are not my own, are linked to their source.)

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New World Disorder

New World Disorder

Everything I have ever known has changed. We are Mommies! It’s the most amazing and terrifying feeling in the world.

Our little Wesley was born on December 1st and he instantly took over our hearts.

This is our birth story.

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10 Things Vol. 1

10 Things Vol. 1

I’ve been sitting on this one for a while, editing, manipulating, writing little by little. It think this is a series I would like to continue.

#lessisnow

I believe in finding pleasure in the small things in life. The little “I love you” right before falling asleep next to my amazing wife, the smell of fresh brewed coffee first thing in the morning, the feeling of an oncoming rain in the air after a dry spell, a pair of warm socks.

I have compiled this list to remind myself that we live in a world where there is still so much to be grateful for. To take those things for granted just feeds into the already abundant negativity everywhere. Whether it be through social media, overheard on the public transit, or at work, or through direct conversation.

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Hello Third Trimester

Hello Third Trimester

I hear every pregnant woman say the same thing around this time (and there are a lot of us out there right now!). The time seems to have flown by! I am now 30 weeks in, and boy, knowing that we only have (more or less) 10 more weeks left to go… shit just got real.

Week 28 pregnant

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Lesbians Get Pregnant: Part Two

Lesbians Get Pregnant: Part Two

For real this time… I am well into my second trimester, and so far everything seems to be going smoothly.

Source: cowgirlmagazine.com

Included in this installment:

Life in the First Trimester: my experiences, the first ultrasound video, symptoms, a funny story about my super-human olfactory sense, a video clip referencing my emotional state (you may recognize it).

Life in the Second Trimester: more things I have experienced thus far, second ultrasound photo, and a bathroom belly selfie.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: grateful moments, and a list of pet peeves that I’m pretty sure most pregnant women deal with regularly.

On a Lighter Note: a video of a really cool trick my cousin showed me. I can’t stop doing it now.

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“Coming Out” is a Daily Thing

“Coming Out” is a Daily Thing

Lily and me watching Dora

We all have fears about what we will be like as parents. We pray to whichever God will listen that we don’t fuck them up too badly. As hopeful lesbian parents, we face some challenges that most people wouldn’t give a second thought.

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Black Coffee + a List of Canadian Coffee Companies I REALLY Want to Try

Black Coffee + a List of Canadian Coffee Companies I REALLY Want to Try

Step aside, cream and sugar. This is a job for black coffee.

I’m digging black coffee right now, and this past week has definitely warranted it. It included moving job sites, a trip to the vet, the cone of shame, antibiotics, a lot of baths for a kitten with diarrhea, and testing out the new carpet cleaner.

It pairs quite nicely with reading emails, listening to my new obsession: podcasts (loving Call Your Girlfriend and Another Round), catching up on blogs I’ve felt too blah to read lately, and toast.

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Let’s Guess Anna’s Ethnicity: Part II

Let’s Guess Anna’s Ethnicity: Part II

I got my results back!

I have to admit, they were a little different than I was expecting. All my life I have had people tell me that I must have some African descendants in my lineage somewhere. Mostly due to the curly hair in my family. It’s a pretty dominant feature in myself, my brother, and a couple of my cousins.

Now, I have learned that this is likely not the case.

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What You Might Not Know About The Women’s Movement

What You Might Not Know About The Women’s Movement

International Women’s Day was yesterday.

There are a massive amount of hashtags floating round the subject too: #beboldforchange #iwd2017 #SheInspiresMe #InternationalWomensDay #ADayWithoutAWoman #fundhercause

The list goes on.

I’m posting this now because I think awareness should go on for more than just 1 day.

And I think we all know why the big push for equality now – it looks like an orange asshole.

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How to Tame a Kitten

How to Tame a Kitten

A couple of months ago, Lucien said to me, “No more cats. We have Stitch, and that’s it.”

Stitch and looked at each other like “Yeah, ok.”

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