The Wee Two’s Birth Story: IV, Epidural, Drugs, Please

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I didn’t want to start contracting at night.  I was hoping for a day time birth because laboring overnight means less sleep and the dark makes everything seem scarier.  Alas, my body seems to enjoy contracting in the evenings… Tuesday March 1st.  Both The Scottish and I are relieved to have made it to March.  We didn’t want a leap year baby and we had our hearts set on March and a slightly more spring time birth.  I begin losing my mucous plug and I’m tentatively excited. Wednesday March Read more […]

DramaLite: Pregnant Lady Down

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Does anyone remember the DramaLite series I started many moons ago?   I know, I barely do too, but it was a series of posts that all shared something embarrassing about me. I find it’s really important to be able to laugh at yourself, and being a klutz, I have many opportunities to do so. Let me set the scene.  I’m out to lunch with a fellow mama friend and her daughter.  We are at a restaurant in the Mall of America.  We are sitting in a booth.  The kiddos have booster seats on the inside Read more […]

My Year+ of Breastfeeding

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This post is going to be very personal and very cathartic for me, and to be honest, probably a little dramatic too.  I definitely have more feelings on the subject of breastfeeding than I can articulate into words but I’m going to do my best to recap things, for myself so I can look back on this in years to come, and for those of you with interest in breastfeeding and weaning. First, some notes.  (And a catch-up for anyone new-ish to DH, hello!) All photos taken this week by The Scottish. Timeline Read more […]

The New Royal Baby is Hurting My Ovaries

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I’m sure you’ve all heard the newest royal baby was born on May 2nd to Prince William and Princess Kate aka The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.  They had a girl named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana!! But you can also refer to her with the official title of Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge if you feel so inclined. Man, they’re a gorgeous couple. OK enough royal family fawning.  The real point of this post is that the new little princess is giving me terrible baby Read more […]

The Name Game

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It’s obvious that my first name is on the long side as far as first names go.  Stephanie was always one of the longest names in my classes growing up.  It never fit on those Scantron tests that spelled out both your first and last names, but instead read as Stephan.  Regardless of its length, I would meticulously write my name out on each and every piece of homework I was given, never shortening it.  I only introduce myself as Stephanie and can’t imagine calling myself Steph. I love my name, Read more […]

It’s Not That Noticeable

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This post has taken a while for me to sit down and write.  For some reason I’m embarrassed about both the situation and my response to the situation, and I don’t embarrass easily.  I’m also worried what others may think, which is puzzling because most of the time I don’t care what people think of my posts.  Drama Happens is a place for my thoughts, my life, and my stories.  Yet, this one made me pause. Luckily, I don’t let fear dictate my life, so here goes… The Wee One has a flat spot Read more […]

My Husband Makes Me Pee My Pants

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To start off this little tale, I must explain how jumpy of a person I am.  Also, I’m afraid of the dark.  When I was little I used to speed-run up the stairs in my parent’s house because I was convinced there was a witch was chasing me after I turned off the lights.  I scare easily but I don’t like to be scared so you won’t find me in any haunted houses come October. You might not realize this but The Scottish is one scary dude.  Why, you ask?  The Scottish is a slender guy.  He’s light-footed, Read more […]

DramaLite: Adult Fail

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When I first moved to Chicago after college I was the head counselor/leader of a teen camp in the summers for a park district outside the city.  I was still my dorky self but I liked to think some of those kids thought I was kind of cool. Six months or so later I had a new job in Chicago as a nanny.  I had to take the blue line train everyday into downtown for work.  At that same time I was also in a show in the evenings with a theater company in the suburbs.  I barely had enough time to take Read more […]

DramaLite: Motherhood

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I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted a DramaLite,and in case you’re new to these parts, this a series dedicated to laughing at the silly and embarrassing moments in my life. The Wee One is not only adorable but he also has a well-developed humorous side.  Case in point, he giggles at me when I cry.  I WISH I was kidding. It’s happened twice although I’ve yet to get it recorded for proof. The first time was after I cut one of his nails so short that it gushed (ok maybe not gushed) blood. Read more […]

I love my birthday.

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FRIENDS!  I turned 31 on Saturday!  Exciting right?  🙂 It was a fun and fast weekend and I’d love to tell you all about it, just not this moment.  This moment I need to start packing because we leave for Scotland in what feels like two seconds. In accepting the fact that I cannot get everything done at once, I’ve decided the priority right now is my sanity and getting my family ready to leave the country.  There’s so much to do!  Laundry, packing us, packing McKenna for G and G’s house, Read more […]