Tag Archives: Second Trimester

Dear Dumplings — Week 20: Words Of Wisdom

Dear Dumplings: We’re half way there, can you believe it? Your Mama is getting quite the bump.  I can’t believe how much you have grown since last week.  It’s amazing, actually.  This week they tell me you are as long

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Dear Dumplings — Week 19: What Is Happening To Me?

Dear Dumplings: Here it is the very last hour of your 19th week of gestation.  This is your Mama’s busiest week of the year.  We are in Chicago at a conference called ASCO, which stands for the American Society of

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Week 18 — Tri-Two: Where Is My Community?

Wow, look how big that woman who looks like me has gotten!?!  The belly has definitely popped out this week and it’s pushing up on me. Jonathan just looks at me and says, “That’s amazing.  Beautiful.” I look at me

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Week 17 — Tri-Two: Happy Mother’s Day, Your Uterus Is Perfect

Your uterus is perfect.  Your cervix is great.  I think you can carry these babies to 39 nine weeks if you keep doing what you’re doing.  The way they’re growing you could have 14 pounds of baby in there!  Strong!

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Week 16 – Tri-Two: Interested. Always Stay Interested.

At the moment I feel like a complete failure as a mother.  Last week I did not write a Week 15 Dear Dumplings letter and there is really no way to go back and write one, since I will soon

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Week 15 — Tri-Two: Happy Birthday, Willie!

Willie Nelson has been on a loop in my house today.  It is, after all, his 80th birthday.  Right now I’m listening to Funny How Time Slips Away.  Ain’t that the truth? I’m also listening to the new Kenny Chesney

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