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