Category: Preggo-ness

Gifts a new mom REALLY wants

It started when my sister innocently sent a group text asking for ideas on what to gift a new mom — like BRAND-NEW, still-in-the-hospital new. I had some ideas. She ended up taking my first idea — a gift certificate for a restaurant where…

The unexpected pregnancy test

While I was cleaning up some folders, I found one loaded with photos. All photos of a pregnancy test and the box, taken from various angles. I was like … WTF?! What was this fr– OHHHH right. That. They weren’t from the time I…

Throwing a baby shower for your bestie

Throwing a baby shower can’t possibly be more than sitting everyone in a circle and cooing over ducky onesies and impossibly tiny sneakers, right? Well, there’s a bit more to it — like the guest list, food, games, gifts and general hosting duties. Not…

How do you decide when you’re done having children?

How do you know when you're done having children?

When you get married, you’re harassed about when you’ll start popping out babies. Once you have one child, you’re bugged about when you’ll have a second little bundle of joy. But it gets But it gets really interesting once you have two children. If…

The leap from two to three

When you are married without kids, everyone knows you are constantly harassed to have a baby. That’s just common knowledge. And do you know what happens once you DO have that baby? Yup, you get asked when you’re having a second one. The trick…

Attack of the VBAC: Why moms who only have C-sections can feel like losers

So … I had C-sections. Two of ’em. When I went into labour with D, it was a long, drawn-out, basically horrible affair that went on forever and ended with a semi-emergency C-section. (You can read about it all here, here, here, and here if…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 38

Week 38 (April 14-20) Symptoms: Back pain, heartburn, Braxton Hicks contractions, teary hormonal outbursts, minor ankle swelling but major leg pain. Oh, and a healthy dose of “I’m so effing done!” Body changes: I have no concept of if my stomach got any bigger….

Overwhelmed by one, fearful of two

I have raging heartburn, my back hurts, and I kind of feel like I’m going to throw up, but I just had to get this blog published. I don’t want to forget how I’ve felt for the last week or so, because I suspect…

I am 262 1,203 days pregnant, and therefore capable of only writing in bullet points

I can’t believe I have my final doctor’s appointment today! My C-section is ONE WEEK from TOMORROW! Eight days, eight days, eight days! I have been technically pregnant since JULY! Woah! Do you think today will be the day they actually TELL ME SOMETHING?…

The full-term itch

No, I’m not talking about a physical itch (luckily). I’m talking about that itchy feeling you get when you reach full-term status. That’s what I’m going through right now, and it … is not fun. In the past few days, whenever I watch TV…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 37

Week 37 (April 8-14) Symptoms: Back pain is still a bitch. Heartburn is actually getting a little worse, even with four pills a day, so the baby definitely hasn’t dropped. Ankle swelling is still very minimal, luckily. Body changes: None, except possibly that my…

Five ways I know I am full-term tomorrow …

My one-year-old son picked out my clothes today, and I wore them. I didn’t have the energy to care. After whining to Darling Husband and my mom on the phone, I was disappointed when I realized I didn’t have anyone else to call to…