• grateful for the presence of dear friends in my life, even the ones whose support comes from afar (bindel from Emily)
  • sad to have gotten my very first cavity — attributing it to my pregnancy
  • trying to strike a balance between embracing my mama body and attempting to “improve” it; taking a break from sweet drinks in the meantime


  • trying to take some time out to do the “want to”s and not spend all my time on the “need to”s
  • in bed by ten, up at five- the first one by choice, the second by necessity
  • watching her smile as she takes her first sniff of lilac