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Monday, December 30, 2013

Bump on a Blog: Polyester Onesies & Ruffled Undies

Posted By on Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 3:03 PM

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

Megan James

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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