Knocked Up


Oct
03
2013

You Are Doing Just Fine

One of the things that has surprised me so much about having a baby—and there is so much that does surprise you; leaves you reeling, in fact—is that almost everyone I've spoken to in the last eleven weeks since Hugo was born has asked me how I'm doing. How I'm doing. Once we've ascertained that the baby is thriving and well and sleeping just enough that Sean and I aren't contemplating driving him back to the hospital and asking about their return policy, their attention is turned to me.

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Jul
13
2013

He's Here!

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Hugo Patrick, born (two weeks early!) on Friday July 12th at 6:18pm, weighing 6lbs, 10oz and measuring 19.5 inches long. He is the most amazing thing ever to have happened to us. 

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Jul
02
2013

It's My Party And I'll Cry If I Want To, But It's Only Because I'm So Happy And Touched

Last weekend, my wonderful friends Alison and Sherry threw me a baby shower. Now, since baby showers aren't something we really do in the UK and most of my American friends with kids had had their kids before I met them, I'd only ever been to one baby shower prior to my own. The large bulk of my knowledge of baby showers, therefore, came from the same place most of my knowledge of US-based traditions comes from: sitcoms of the 1990s and the Babysitters Club books.  

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Jun
23
2013

Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Judged One Day In The Line At Starbucks

One of the things that's been really interesting to me about pregnancy is how strangers act towards you when you're pregnant. For the most part, they seem to smile at you and ask you how you're feeling a lot more than they do when you're not pregnant, and every once in a while you'll get some kind soul who'll insist you go in front of them in line at the grocery store even when you assure them that you're fine and you don't need to. People, for the most part, seem to like pregnant women, and this is lovely.

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