Category: Second time around

Breastfeeding the second time around

Just when you think you’re a breastfeeding expert? You, uh, might be totally freaking ABSOLUTELY wrong. As you may or may not know, I breastfed our son, D, for 13 months. One year had been my goal, and when I reached it, I used…

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…

Lunch for preggos in 25 easy steps

Reheat leftover pasta and serve it to your toddler. Look through all cupboards, the fridge, and the freezer, and whine to yourself about how nothing is appealing for your own lunch. Decide you could probably stomach some Triscuits, as they are deliciously salty. Grudgingly…

The Pregnant Chick Who Went Crazy Over Bathroom Shelves: A Memoir

So, today I’m 36.5 weeks pregnant. The baby is arriving in precisely* 15 days. FIFTEEN DAYS, PEOPLE! (*Yes, precisely. If you’re new to the show, let’s re-cap: Our heroine is having a scheduled C-section, since last time she experienced a 17+ hour labour with a…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 36

Week 36 (March 31-April 6) Symptoms: Back pain is ramping up — uncomfortable to sit just about anywhere! Heartburn has been surprisingly fine (still taking four pills/day though, and when I skip a dose … I really feel it). Have-to-pee-constantly feeling is annoying, but I’m getting used…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 35

Week 35 (March 24-30) Symptoms: Back pain is getting worse. It’s really uncomfortable to sit at my desk chair, which makes working sooooo much fun. Heartburn has been a lot more managable — maybe the baby’s dropped? The have-to-pee feeling constantly is VERY annoying….

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Weeks 33, 34

Week 33 (March 10-16) & Week 34 (March 17-23) Got behind on my blogging, so I’m cramming two weeks’ worth of re-cap into one. This whole pregnancy-when-you-have-a-toddler-and-work-from-home gig is … hard! Symptoms: Heartburn — still taking the daily max of four pills, and it’s…