Pregnancy Week 25: Motherhood

Get ready. This is a deep one. My feelings about the concept of “Motherhood” have always been a little bit complicated. Maybe you’re thinking, “Geez, Nikki. What the heck does that mean? How complicated could it be? Moms are awesome. That’s why athletes say “Hi Mom!” during their brief interviews on the news broadcast. It’s why celebrities MUST thank…

Pregnancy Week 24: Mama Bear

Rage is not a familiar emotion for me. I mean. Look at this picture. No rage. No fear. No angry expletive-laden outbursts. One of my new favorite side effects of pregnancy is the whole “mama bear”- protective – angry outburst – thing. Here’s a scenario: I’m walking my dog across an intersection, and girl in silver…

Pregnancy Week 19: Focus

  Pregnancy is WEIRD. And cool. I’m typically the kind of person who is anticipating the next event. I rarely stay in the moment, preferring to eagerly entertain fantasies of “what it will be like when…” or shudder in anxiety over “what if…”. Yoga and crisis events have been my only escape from this pattern…