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
“He’s going to take this -- wand,” I warn her, “And put it up your hooch.” Dashiell makes a terrible face. “It’s like he’s playing a video game. He’s going to get it up there and clear a screen of Ms. Pac-Man.”
getting pregnant with michelle tea
Don’t get your hopes up. The higher they go, the harder they fall.
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.
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
“So, like, you could make sperm from my stem cells?” I ask Maria. “Like, I could make sperm? And fertilize Dashiell’s egg?"
gender
Folks in my world have separated sex from gender so wholly that there is no way to comfortably relax into the idea of a baby girl being like THIS, or a baby boy being like THAT.
preganancy
Every now and then something surges inside me and I think, that’s a feeling. But then it goes away.
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’m not going to press charges,” Candy says, “But a lot of people would. You should know that. Your dog could be put down for this.”
childbirth
If these shady drugs don’t hook me up with a belly full of triplets or at least one good set of conjoined twins within six months, I think it’s time to move on to the harder stuff.
coffee
getting pregnant with michelle tea
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
Dashiell mostly wants the baby to look like a mini-us, which I understand but I know that my own beauty can be improved upon, and as a mother I just want what’s best for our baby!
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.
getting pregnant with michelle tea
Smoking is for single people. Now that I found Dashiell, I want to live forever.
getting pregnant with michelle tea
Donor kids suffer from a higher rate of depression, addiction and crime, regardless of the economic standing of their family.
getting pregnant with michelle tea
My god is not a mean trickster god, nor is she a humorless taskmaster judging my pregnancy attempts and punishing me with infertility if I don’t kill myself trying.
getting pregnant with michelle tea
It just feels so lousy to have to detail the vagaries of your inherited mental health.
fertility
A great Dad is really most certainly amazing, it is also a rarity, and so in 90 percent of the cases having no dad at all beats having a shitty Dad.
fertility
Rhonda’s back! She’s wearing sweatpants and some crazy shirt with a sunset…