Tag: pregnancy


What to Pack for the Hospital

I’ve recently seen and received requests for a “what to pack” list when having a baby. The fact that I got about 32 women pregnant last year means I’ve seen this a lot. I’m tired of sending individual emails so here’s my list of things that you should pack for the hospital/birthing center. Documents: Insurance information and any paperwork you will need Copies of your birth plan For Mami & Daddy: Robe and slippers – if you wear them Clothes for delivery, if you don’t want to wear the hospital gown –......

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So, before you go on spreading rumors, I am NOT pregnant. Confused? Um, yes. That one I can’t deny. I haven’t done a Mami Moments in a while and this time around I decided to give the ‘hood a taste of another Mami. Granted, her bun is still baking but to me, she’s a Mami already. Meet Ms. Brittany, also known as Clumps of Mascara (how cute is that?). She is pregnant, adorable and apparently, confused. Alas, I was too old anal retentive seasoned to have this particular problem (remind me to tell......

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I wrote this June 18, 2009. I think I was 14 weeks pregnant at the time. And as I read it, I could almost feel the flutter… Love, Volume I There have been no words dedicated to you No poem to tell you how I feel No volumes explaining this journey No verse to make this magic real It has taken me 10 weeks of thinking And feeling guilty at not working my craft All it took was a few minutes before dawn And at the simplicity I just laughed...

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I was looking through my little girl’s journal. I haven’t written in it very much since last year but, this one caught my heart as I was copying it over to Evernote. It is the very first entry after finding out that we were pregnant. 4/15/09 11:10 p.m. These are the first words written just for you: we love you and can’t wait til you get here.  We are so excited that you are on you way.  Your aunt Shereen and uncle Paul just left after coming over to celebrate the news....

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June 16, 2011

The Beleh Swagger

I just got wind that Shell over at Things I Can’t Say is talkin’ ’bout rockin’ the bump! Thanks to The Mommyologist for posting her awesome big beleh pic! You look fantastic! Ya’ll, I’m not even going to lie. I felt all beautiful and sexy with my beleh! Maybe it was the hormones and perhaps I was the only one who felt the hotness for my changing body but, I embraced it! Here are some pics taken by the awesome Mr. Zach Taylor! I never did newborn pics because I didn’t think......

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This is my last entry in the journal before I went into labor. I am feeling very mushy this night as I think that a year ago today, I was full of life and ready to burst......

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November 29, 2010

A Look Back: Epiphany

Mushy month continues. Today, this came in handy because it reminded me of a few things that I tend to forget when I get wound up in the details of life... ...

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November 15, 2010

A Look Back: 36 Weeks…

I realize now why some prisoners commit crimes shortly after leaving prison in hopes to be put back in (well, kinda). At 36 weeks and 1 day, I was allowed to finally leave the prison that was my bed. Although truth be told by that stage, I didn't want to. Well, I did but I was so tired most of the time that I wanted to run and do what I had to and then jump back into the bed....

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November 09, 2010

A Look Back

As I inch towards my baby girl's first birthday, I am looking back to the journal I have kept since we found out we were having her. It's amazing that a year has gone by and now I can hold her and cuddle her and love her all I want to (and I am not on bed rest: thank you Jesus!). Here's what I said to my frog princessexactly one year ago....

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November 02, 2010

Mami Mementos

As we approach the frog princess's 1st birthday, I am looking back and reading the journal I've been keeping for her since I was pregnant. I didn't write as often as I liked but, a few things have caught my attention. Sometimes I read some things and think: holy crap! Did I write that? This is one of those. ...

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