Mighty Life List
Feb 27 2007

Stating the Obvious

“You know what I haven’t seen in awhile?” I say to Bryan. “Fight Club. I love that movie. Let’s rent it.” Bryan heads to the video store and returns with the movie. As we’re watching, I realize that momhood has ushered in a new era of overreaction to bloody images.

Me: Whoa! Oooooo.
Bryan: …
Me: Jeez! JEEZ!
Bryan: …
Me: This is violent.
Bryan: It’s not called Cuddle Club.

Feb 21 2007

Things on Which We Now Have Opinions

Bryan: I voted for American Idol last night.

Me: You did?

Bryan: Yep.

Me: Our world is shrinking.

Bryan: Yep.

Me: Who’d you vote for?

Bryan: Young Indian guy and big curly haired guy.

Me:… Well played.

Feb 17 2007

Adjusting to Breastfeeding

Last night I dreamt that a bald man was chasing me, intent on slaughtering me for cannibalistic purposes.

Feb 16 2007

The Ghost of Motherhood Future

In a desperate bid for more television hours to fill our depleted Tivo, I record a show called Yummy Mummy. They’re doing a makeover segment on a mom who collects holiday sweaters.

Mom: And this is a Christmas sweater! But I wear it throughout the winter because it’s a nice wintry scene.

Me: Stop it.

Mom: And this is my Halloween sweater.

Me: Stop it… Stop.

Mom: This is my Valentine’s Day sweater, with all the hearts.

Me: Stop it.

Bryan: She can’t hear you.


Mom: And this is another Christmas sweater.

Me: …

Mom: And I even have all the jewelry to match!

Me: Stop it.

Bryan: Maybe you should watch something else.

Feb 15 2007

He’s here!

Henry Martin Mason, originally uploaded by MaggieMason.

Hey everybody, we had a baby! A tiny, pink baby!

His name is Henry Martin Mason, but you can call him Hank.

I went into labor February 11 at 2 a.m., and he was born around noon that day — 8 lbs. 2 oz., and 21 inches long. I had a really good labor, and as you can see, he’s pretty much the sweetest baby ever.

I’ll tell you more later, after we’re a little less dazed. For now, thanks for all the happy wishes and strong support throughout my pregnancy. I can’t tell you how much I’ve appreciated you guys in the past few months.

Hank is one exceptional baby, and I wish you could snuggle him. He even smells soft.

Feb 8 2007


Heather just sent me a link to a very amusing countdown ticker site. I wish I’d had this all along. Anyway, you’ll find my ticker at the bottom of the page.

Feb 8 2007

Pregnancy Doesn’t Suck, Part 4

You lay down to read around noon, and wake up at 4 p.m. Refreshing.

You start to let go of the little things without shame. Shaving your legs falls lower on your priority list, somewhere after training for a marathon.