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Learning How to Be Better at Sucking

By kate on February 26th, 2015

It’s fun to post about things I’m good at or know a lot about (like trapeze, where I’m working on the double – very exciting). I have a much, much harder time when people see me being bad at something. I get embarrassed, upset, and self conscious and just want to hide. I’d like to […]

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Associated Press tattoo article

By kate on July 14th, 2007

A couple of months ago, I was interviewed by a freelance AP reporter who was writing an article about new tattoo trends. He found my website, specifically the page on my inkless tattoos, and wanted to ask me about them. He told me that the story would go out on the wire in mid-June, and […]

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Maternal

By kate on May 28th, 2007

I’ve been home full-time with Ruby for just over a week, and in that time our relationship has changed dramatically.   I feel like a mother for the first time.   I’ve been hesitating to discuss this, but I had a lot of trouble bonding with Ruby. It had nothing to do with her (of […]

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New Hole

By kate on May 3rd, 2006

I got my left helix (upper ear) pierced on Monday, after wanting to for a long time. I’m not looking forward to the supposed 8-12 month healing time, though! After two nights, I’m already dying to sleep on my left side again (at least some of the time). Update: It healed in 3-4 months.

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Introducing Ruby Leroux!

By kate on March 20th, 2006

  Ruby Joan Keelty Leroux was born (in a natural birth) on Friday, March 3rd, 2006 at 3:59pm. She weighed 6 pounds, 10.5 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long.

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A whole new way of sleeping

By kate on March 1st, 2006

I realized recently that my whole perspective on sleep has changed during pregnancy. Before, if I was woken up once in the middle of the night, I considered it a serious interruption and felt like I hadn’t gotten a good night’s sleep. Now, I wake up every two or three hours throughout the night, to […]

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No more pencils, no more books, no more boss’s dirty looks!

By kate on March 1st, 2006

My last day of work was yesterday, and it really feels like summer vacation. I should have at least a few days to relax and enjoy the time off. This weekend, there’ll be some hard work as we will finally be able to move some furniture and things into the basement (it will be mostly […]

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Inflation

By kate on February 26th, 2006

After several days of focusing on the swelling in my hands, I took a minute to look at my legs and feet, only to discover that they are now hilariously swollen. They already looked like someone else’s extremities, but now they’re losing all their curve and definition as they get more swollen. This particular symptom […]

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We have a doula!

By kate on February 26th, 2006

Steve and I had gone back and forth on whether we wanted to have a birth doula or not. After interviewing one woman who was not a good fit for us, we were leaning against it. However, one local doula, Alissa Wehrman, was highly recommended by both our midwives and an aerialist friend, so we […]

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It hurts

By kate on February 22nd, 2006

The swelling in my hands has gotten painful. Several joints in my thumbs and index fingers are tender to the touch, and worse when in motion. The only time it feels OK is if I’m not moving my hands at all, or if I’m using the computer. (Believe it or not, mousing/typing is the easiest […]

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General Update

By kate on February 17th, 2006

This weekend, we cross a big milestone: what we’re calling Term Day. That’s the day when I’ve completed my 37th week, and Zippy is considered “full term.” This is important because after that point, we can give birth in the birth center instead of the hospital. Before that point, I could probably give birth with […]

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No baby here!

By kate on February 13th, 2006

Steve surprised me tonight with an amazing present: a hand-sewn hat for Zippy! We’ve been looking for a nice hat for her, but hadn’t found anything in stores that we liked. He made it in secret, mostly late at night while watching hockey after I had gone to bed. When we were in Vietnam, we […]

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Conversation # 20,004 and its hidden meanings

By kate on February 7th, 2006

  Actual Conversation Subtext CO-WORKER / RANDOM STRANGER / DENTAL HYGENIST / CASHIER / ETC: So, when are you due? They’ve noticed I’m pregnant and need to let me know they know. This is how they always start. KATE: In March. To conserve syllables, I omit the actual date. Nobody seems to mind, unless they […]

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A sad day

By kate on February 2nd, 2006

Today I had to take my wedding ring off. It’s never been off my finger since we got married, so it felt weird and sad. My hands have been getting a bit swollen (along with my feet and ankles), and I noticed this morning that it was almost impossible to slip the ring over my […]

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Stuff Stuff Stuff

By kate on January 30th, 2006

Zippy’s birth is seeming more imminent now, so today Steve and I buckled down and went on a shopping trip to acquire some things we don’t yet have. At the end of it, I feel like we’re in pretty good shape for the first few months of her life. We have the small stuff and […]

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