Tag: maternity

  • Taking my full maternity leave left me living beneath my means

    Taking my full maternity leave left me living beneath my means

    As maternity leave comes to a close and I return to my 4th grade classroom, I am feeling overwhelmingly grateful to have had this time to care for my son. We were able to bond and enjoy one another’s company without the stresses of work. Returning to work, whether I feel like it or not, […]

  • Baby hair and afros

    Baby hair and afros

    One never knows the texture a newborn’s hair. And Bailey’s so far nothing like mine. But her texture can be found in our gene pool. She’s her uncle’s twin. Thick, silky, and curly, while mine is thick, coarse, and kinky. She’s nursing in the picture above so I apologize for her nose being cut off. […]

  • The F Word | Part 2

    The F Word | Part 2

    Read part 1 here. While learning more about fibroids, I came across an article from Gessie Thompson regarding fibroids and fertility. At the time, I knew I wanted children and wondered if fibroids would be cause for concern. (Sidenote: I came to this realization at the same age I found out about my fibroids, age 33…so […]

  • Pregnancy Journey [approaching the end]

    Pregnancy Journey [approaching the end]

    As I’m in nesting mode with less than 3 weeks remaining, I’m reflecting on all the things I’ll miss about my pregnancy journey… –Kicks from my healthy baby…though it started feeling awkward toward the end, her movement still equates with enjoyment. –Getting out of doing “adulty” things…my feet are kicked up many-a-times when I’d usually […]

  • Maternity Wear On a Budget

    Maternity Wear On a Budget

    “No one wears maternity clothing,” so said the father of my child. Sir. Please. o_O I’ve known plenty of pregnant women in the past few years. Shucks, almost half the women at my school have been pregnant in my last five years there…the running joke is that there is something in the water because there […]

  • Maternity shoot (and baby name reveal)

    Maternity shoot (and baby name reveal)

    Time is winding down. I’m to the stage where I’ve mapped out every store’s restroom because chances are high I’ll need to visit it. *rolls eyes* Translation: My little one is almost here!:) I had a baby shower thrown by my wonderful crew of Sorors last month and on that same day I had a […]