See You Later

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Hey guys!  It’s been a while hasn’t it??  🙂 I figured I should probably check in on my small slice of the internet and make sure it’s doing OK.  Looks a bit dusty around here and sounds pretty quiet but all is well! Here’s hoping all is well with you guys too! Unfortunately, this isn’t going to be a rejuvenating post filled with ambitious plans to start back up with more frequent blogging. The time has come, and it finally feels right to close this chapter of my life, at least Read more […]

It’s OK to Feel Uncomfortable

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It’s OK to feel uncomfortable.  Your feelings might get hurt.  You might regret how you voted.  You might feel like your vote didn’t matter.  You might feel like you didn’t do enough.  And that’s OK.  This past election has been eye-opening for me.  I went through so many stages and feelings and to be honest, I’m still processing everything that happened.  I’ve experienced anger, sadness, guilt, bewilderment, and sorrow.  As a writer, it’s cathartic for me to write things out, so if you Read more […]

Sweet Iced Lattes

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Hi friends, how is everyone doing?  We had a wonderful time with The Scottish’s parents the past few weeks and I will share more when I do a photo-filled blog post of their visit. I also need to write The Wee Two’s three month update.  Can you believe it’s already the middle of June!?! But first I have some musings to sort through. Being a parent is hard. OK, duh, right?  A lot of it is frustrating or terrible (up at night with a baby, toddler tantrums) but most of it is sheer bliss.  And Read more […]

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 […]

Remember Me? Frazzled Mom of Two?

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Hiiiiiii friends! I finally found time for a quick check-in so I could update you all on how we’re doing as a family of four (five with McKenna!). Umm, life is tough!  The first two weeks after The Wee Two was born were a total blur of doctor visits, nursing, attempting to sleep (The Scottish and I took turns on the couch at first), and moments of “What have we gotten ourselves into?”  The third and fourth weeks got even worse at least for me.  After The Scottish went back to work and Read more […]

Hello Anxiety, My Old Friend

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My apologies for going MIA at the end of last week, that might continue to happen every so often in the next few weeks as I near my due date.  Sure, I’m feeling overwhelmed and tired but that I can normally push through.  However, much like my last pregnancy, in approaching month 8 I have become anxiety-ridden.  I’m a worrier by nature but being extra hormonal, swollen, and emotional, it’s gotten worse recently. I am no stranger to anxiety over things like money, life changes, and travel, Read more […]

Blogging About My Bubble

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I’ve been feeling extra emotional these days.  Pregnancy hormones are mostly to blame, but let’s be honest, I cry at the drop of a hat even when I’m not pregnant.  There are so many thoughts zipping through my head at all times, so much to do in preparation for baby #2, and yet, so much joy and gratefulness in the everyday little things.  Life is good, and we’re really trying to make the most of this blessed time of year. However shiny my little bubble is, there is turmoil, death, sorrow, Read more […]

Goodbye Sweet Home Chicago

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My title doesn’t make a lot of sense because I left Chicago in the summer of 2013.  The goodbye is actually in reference to the condo I owned from 2009 until about a week ago!  That’s right, I recently sold my first home.  But I should back up a bit before I get into that… I didn’t have a lot of reason to discuss my junior one bedroom (studio) condominium here on Drama Happens but it’s been a huge part of my life for years.  I lived there from 2009 to 2012 and since then I’ve been renting 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 […]

One Night Away

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This past Friday evening was my first night away from The Wee One.  The Scottish and I were attending his work holiday party and we decided early on to book a hotel room so we could make the most out of our child-free evening.  We were gone from about 5 PM to 11 AM the next day, not even a full 24 hours. But it was still painful.  It might seem silly to some people, but believe me when I say it’s a very nerve-wracking thing the first time you leave your child for a long period of time.  I Read more […]