Be Mine…9 days early?

I’m a relatively private person. I haven’t shared too much about my pregnancy because I am afraid if I start talking about it, I wouldn’t be able to stop: referred to as “Word Vomit.” So, I will leave it as this: I am crampy and moody. I am sore and contracting. I eat spicy food and take hot baths and will stroll around the temple for an hour a day just to meet this baby sooner. I am 38 weeks and 5 days pregnant and 9 days away seems too far.

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OH! How I love thee…

We’ve been photographed together for years… I have driven a red Ford Focus since I turned 16. I learned how to drive in one. I took my driver’s test in one. In 2002, we traded in the old red Ford Focus for a new one. Red. Ford. And still a Focus. When my family moved across the country, the red Ford Focus came with us and even had its own spot in the moving truck next to our couches and table. I eventually bought it off of my parents and when I came home from my mission, it was still in one piece waiting for me. Now, it’s friends with Chris’s white Toyota Camry…they share a driveway. The truth is, although I have always driven a red Focus, if someone gave me a Lexus–I would be okay with that. If someone gave me a cute little Rav 4, I would…

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"Wath is your age?"

I’m only 26 years old. My hair is falling out, my joints crack and I think I’m even starting to develop a twitch. How could this have happened so early? I’ll tell you how: baby. Now before you jump to thinking that I’m insensitive and am going to be a horrible father, let me explain. I’m not talking about our baby, but about the idea of a baby and the stressful preparations we’re all tricked into making. Specifically, the nursery. The baby industry is making a KILLING off first-time parents, like Jules and myself. Every baby website comes equipped with a list of “Gotta Have’s” for the little one, and each list seems to be bigger than the last. But these baby sites aren’t stupid. They know that I don’t need to buy a $100+ changing table. And honestly, I know that too. But they somehow turn these luxury items…

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