An Open Letter to My Hook

"You may not care, but it's your grandmother's birthday." I know this game all too well. The taunting. The bait. But over time, I learned to see the hook. It's a tactic of narcissism. Reeling you in with a dig, but to call them out on it is to invoke gas-lighting - it's automatically your… Continue reading An Open Letter to My Hook

The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 10

Here we are. November 2016. I've never felt worse than I currently did on Metformin. In addition to the other symptoms I mentioned, I also couldn't eat. I was in a constant state of nausea and "fuck this shit" because I felt so terrible. It's like walking into your favorite restaurant absolutely STARVING, ordering your… Continue reading The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 10

The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 9

In some ways, it felt like I was starting over again. And in some ways, I was. We had scheduled the repeat sonohysterogram (SHG, for short - seriously that's a long word to keep typing, guys). At this point, I wasn’t afraid of these tests anymore. I had spent hours holed up in the fetal… Continue reading The Bump, The Glow, and The Baby – Part 9

Anxiety

Trigger warning: Intrusive thoughts and discussion of suicidal thoughts. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please text 'HOME' to 741741 and chat with a crisis counselor. Credit: Facebook Today you're getting a bonus post. It's been a particularly rough few days. I'm learning as a new mom that my clueless-ness is a new trigger for… Continue reading Anxiety