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Monday, December 30, 2013

Bump on a Blog: Polyester Onesies & Ruffled Undies

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click to enlarge Yes, I once wore undies with my name on them.
  • Yes, I once wore undies with my name on them.
When I called my mom to tell her I was pregnant, she screamed. She was in a Starbucks at the time, and I could hear her stumbling into tables and over other customers as she dashed outside, hysterical with joy. 

My mom had recently begun dropping not-so-subtle hints about her desire to become a grandmother. She'd tell me about friends of hers whose daughters were pregnant, and then she'd add wistfully, "I'll probably be dead before you or your brother ever have children."

Au contraire — both my brother and I are expecting babies this spring, within a month of each other.

Once my mom got over the initial shock of the double-header baby news, she started to get excited about the details. When I came home for Christmas, she suggested, we could go through the attic and dig out all the baby clothes I used to wear. Maybe I could reuse some of them. 

So last week, at my parents' house in New Jersey, I took a stroll down a very polyester, very pink, memory lane. 

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Megan James

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Megan James began writing for Seven Days in 2010, first as Associate Arts Editor. She later became an editor for Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT, and is currently a freelance contributor.

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