A Rose By Any Other Name

June 10th, 2012

Graeme and I were fairly picky when it came to choosing a name. And given the last name “Hunt,” it certainly ruled out any names or nicknames which ended with a hard “c” or “k.”

However, we knew for certain we wanted to make my maiden name the baby’s middle name. I’m the last of the Winter clan, so it’s a bit sentimental. Plus, it’s kind of cool. So far, two out of three names are chosen, we just need one more…

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If the Shoe Fits

June 4th, 2012

One side effect of pregnancy is swollen feet. Due to every ligament in your body relaxing and preparing to birth watermelon-sized humans, it’s not uncommon for women to go up a shoe size. Even though I was armed with this knowledge, imagine my surprise when one morning, while attempting to wear my cutest, reddest, kittenest heeled pumps, I find that my fat pregnant foot is barely willing to squeeze into my favorite foot adornment.

I panic.

I have Hobbit feet.

I scour my closet wondering what to try on next. Flats? Flip-flops? Sneakers? What kicks are appropriate in this situation?! I’mGoingToBeLateForWorkAndMyFeetAreRidiculous. There is no way I can last a full work day in shoes that feel two sizes too small.

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