getting pregnant with michelle tea
When I finally polish off a big, fat jar of Vlasic dill spears, I gaze down at a pint or so of absolutely mouth-watering pickle juice. And I want to drink the whole entire thing.
getting pregnant with michelle tea
It is my suspicion that every little weird glitchy thing happening to my body is somehow related to being pregnant, and I don’t seem to be incorrect.
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getting pregnant with michelle tea
I brought both pee sticks back into the bed with me. Was that gross? I’d just peed on them.
getting pregnant with michelle tea
Don’t get your hopes up. The higher they go, the harder they fall.
getting pregnant with michelle tea
Did you know having a weakened immune system makes you more susceptible to getting pregnant?
getting pregnant with michelle tea
I stopped looking like I was pregnant and then it was time to try to get pregnant again.
getting pregnant with michelle tea
If you are a white person one experience you will have throughout your life is other white people saying racist things to you, in this super comfortable tone rich with camaraderie.
getting pregnant with michelle tea
It just feels so lousy to have to detail the vagaries of your inherited mental health.
getting pregnant with michelle tea
I made it through my wedding without having a natural miscarriage all over my ivory J Crew wedding gown.
getting pregnant with michelle tea
This body of mine, that I’ve so worried just wouldn’t be a hospitable place for a baby to grow, is growing a baby.
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getting pregnant with michelle tea
getting pregnant with michelle tea
Maybe Dashiell and I never fight, or maybe we fight really well. Either way, I’m pretty into it.
getting pregnant with michelle tea
Martina seems to think it is possibly a good thing that pregnancy will be bumping me off my Citalopram. “You don’t want to have to take a pill every day for the rest of your life,” she says, and my blood runs cold.
getting pregnant with michelle tea
I found this great chart that lists all of the local therapists that do take my insurance, and I opened it up and got overwhelmed. There are so many of them! How do I make my choice?
getting pregnant with michelle tea
When you start typing ‘Can Stress’ on Google, the phrase ‘Can Stress Cause Miscarriage’ pops right up.
getting pregnant with michelle tea
“So, like, you could make sperm from my stem cells?” I ask Maria. “Like, I could make sperm? And fertilize Dashiell’s egg?"
getting pregnant with michelle tea
I worry that the psychiatrist will be discouraging or condescending or fear-mongering. That she’s going to make Dashiell feel like an egg donor and me like a lady bumming an egg off some young hottie with a killer set of ovaries.
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“Oh my god,” I say, coming through the fog. “That was totally crack.” “It was?” Dashiell looked alarmed.
getting pregnant with michelle tea
We kiss and hug and eat croissants and Dashiell calls me into the living room for a surprise. I pull myself out of the pile of Sunday New York Times I’m shrouded in and waddle onto the couch. She has a big, wrapped present for me.