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Things I’ve Cried About While Pregnant


I wrote this comic as a way to cheer myself up. During this pregnancy, I’ve had, what I feel, are frequent bouts of “the blues.” Sometimes I over-think things and get hung up on some pretty heavy stuff, but I’ve realized at other times I cry over the most ridiculous things. This is a look at the lighter side of that.

When I first thought I might be pregnant, it was because of the crying. A friend of mine was nominated for Teacher of the Year in her district. I was really happy for her! But then I started thinking, “What if she doesn’t win? She’s such a nice person! She deserves to win!”

(Never mind the fact that I’ve never actually seen this friend teach. Or in a classroom. We don’t even teach in the same area. And I don’t know the name of her school. Actually, she’s really more of an acquaintance than a friend. She’s someone I used to ride the the bus with in middle school. Now we see each other at parties every now and then though, and she seems nice…)

Anyway! While I was preparing for my next class to come in, I started getting weepy over the fact that this person might not win Teacher of the Year. And that’s when I thought, “Maybe I’m pregnant.”

In this comic, the only thing I’ve really cried about was the cop thing. I police officer pointed his radar gun at my car, but he didn’t pull me over. But he really should have, and I felt bad about that.

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Chelsea Carr has been cartooning for over ten years. Currently, she works as the editorial cartoonist for Harford County’s The Aegis and The Record. She has also had her work included in MAD Magazine, b, and Baltimore’s City Paper. Chelsea holds a B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute, College of Art (2005) and an M.A.T. from Johns Hopkins University (2011.) In addition to cartooning and being a first-time mother, she has worked as an elementary school art teacher.

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