Author Archives: Ophelie

Motherhood is so Glamourous

The glamour of motherhood dawned on me in the wee hours of the morning during my first or second week as a mom. I woke up with my front soaking wet. Night sweats again? Maybe? Doesn’t feel quite right… Then … Continue reading

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Starting April 1, Baby Box Co. Boxes Won’t Be Distributed in Canada Anymore

I’m quite heartbroken about this. I was planning to write a Baby Box post to let everyone know how how awesome the box is, but instead I’m writing a “get it while you can!” post. The concept is this: you … Continue reading

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A Baby’s Story, Or, How Almost Nothing Ever Goes to Plan

Content Warning: Close call for baby but everything turns out ok in the end. Also possibly too much information (TMI) and slightly graphic… the easily grossed out may not enjoy. It felt like it would never happen, but finally, on … Continue reading

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The Final Stretch

Here we are. My due date has come and gone. Baby is wiggling and stretching, looking for the exit (I hope) but ultimately failing at finding the way out. (No worries, baby is still young, lots of time to work … Continue reading

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Past the Halfway Point

23 weeks today! (On paper it goes up to 40. I didn’t know that before getting pregnant so I figure I should add details for those who prefer a deeper context.) I was told wonderful things about the second trimester. … Continue reading

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The Good News

A few weeks back, one Friday, a day before my period was due, I took a lolpregnancy test. It was negative. Nothing new. As my post history (overly?) details, we’d been trying for nearly a year and a half. Other … Continue reading

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Holidays and Conventions

When I graduated school, I was excited to get into the workforce: get paid, not constantly be graded and, most importantly, the ability to come home and shut it off. Turns out it doesn’t really work that way. I’d still … Continue reading

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