36 weeks

Last week was the 36th of my pregnancy, and as of this past Sunday I’m officially less than three weeks away from my due date. I can’t believe I’m going to go ahead and admit this but, Internet, I’ve been eating powdered doughnuts THIS WHOLE TIME: Just think about all those empty calories screwing with [...]

An unscheduled ultrasound

Yesterday I had a routine 35-week check-up with my OBGYN, and because my belly had not grown significantly in the last three to four weeks she ordered an ultrasound for this morning so that we could take a look at the size of the baby and the level of amniotic fluid. She seemed a tiny [...]

32 weeks

This week marks the 32nd of my pregnancy: First of all, how much does that photo look like a recreation of the new Pepsi logo? Seriously, go look at the new Pepsi logo and tell me it doesn’t look like the belly of a pregnant woman who refuses to buy maternity clothes. Or maybe the [...]

30 weeks

Last week marked my 30th week of pregnancy (tomorrow marks week 31), so I had Jon snap this photo last Wednesday night in Austin at our hotel room a few hours after the book signing: Friday morning I had an appointment with my OBGYN who made a point of telling me that she was much [...]

Third and final leg

This week marks the final dates of my book tour spent on the road, and I couldn’t be more excited to meet my readers in Denver and Austin: DENVER, CO Monday, April 6 7:30 PM MST TATTERED COVER 9315 Dorchester Street Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 AUSTIN, TX Wednesday, April 8 7:00 PM CST BOOKPEOPLE 603 [...]

A belated 28 weeks

I’m a bit late with this, but last week marked my 28th week of pregnancy (today actually marks the 29th week). I took this photo in the bathroom of my hotel room in New York: I don’t know why I’m even telling you this, but that was the first hotel room I’ve ever stayed in [...]

Recovering from all that exhausting sobriety

It is such a weird, confusing feeling to have to relieve myself so very badly, only to sit on a commode in absolute silence, waiting… waiting… Last night I was perched in a stall in a women’s restroom in Salt Lake International Airport, contorted, meditating intently on the idea of going pee, so panicked that [...]

26 weeks

Yesterday marked my 26th week of pregnancy and to celebrate I thought I’d forego the usual sports bra: I never thought I’d say this, but I can’t wait to have my little boobs back. And I know it will be months if not years (IF EVER) until I am reunited with them, but these are [...]

24 weeks

Yesterday marked the 24th week of my pregnancy, and since we’re on vacation near a scenic, coastal backdrop we thought, why not? I wasn’t anywhere near this big when I was this far along with Leta which makes me look at these photos and think, oh dear, and the voice in my head sounds exactly [...]

22 weeks

I know it’s no maniacal fairy princess, but come on. How fucking precious is this? Only thing that would make this photo more heartwarming was if a koala bear was giving birth to kittens on Leta’s head: I think maybe it’s because I’m on this side of the halfway point, but I’m finding it much [...]