the smell of my desperation has become a stench

29 Weeks, Photo Collection: Autumn in Utah

All of the following photos were taken by myself and my dark-haired, deliciously long-eyelashed husband whose sparkly eyes I really hope our baby inherits. If not his sparkly eyes, then at least his ability to make me laugh at 7:35am in the coffee aisle at the grocery store as he properly demonstrates how to operate the bean grinder. You’ve never seen bean grinding until you’ve seen Jon grind a bean, people.

You’ll notice in the last photo of my belly at six and a half months that the top of my belly button has formed a frowny awning, perfect for protecting the bottom half of my belly from inclement weather and sunburn. When I look in the mirror I half expect the little pooky thing to start talking to me.

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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