Month 9 – September

If you’ve ever been pregnant, you may have noticed that around month eight or nine, people stop asking “How are you?” and start asking “How are you feeling?” I was never quite sure how to answer that question. Normal? Normal, but pregnant? I never reached a point of feeling terrible in general, and it seemed…

Month 8 – August

Did you ever have a moment in your childhood when one of your friend’s parents were being really cool or a teacher became a true mentor or you just bonded with an adult in a way you never had with your own parents, and in your childish mind, you thought, “Why can’t they be my…

Month 7 – July

Anyone else out there have physician anxiety? See, I have issues with doctors. And hospitals. And needles, and tests, and being poked and prodded and talked down to and charged an arm and a leg for it. I have avoided professional medical help with great success pretty much my whole life. I don’t even like…

Month 6 – June (Part 2)

Apparently, despite the fact that I was cruising through this pregnancy with no complications, getting on a real cruise ship while pregnant is, well… complicated. It had never occurred to me that pregnant women are restricted from various forms of travel as they get closer to their due date. No one mentioned it to me….

Month 6 – June (Part 1)

If I was naming these segments something more interesting, I would call this one “Cruising Through Pregnancy: Figuratively and Literally.” Clever. Anyway, I’ve split this one into Part 1 and Part 2 because it ended up being really long. Lord knows I’ve got a lot to say. Once you’ve worked on cruise ships, going on…