Pretty recently, I was lucky enough to be interviewed for two separate articles written for today.com. Both featured women who have been through cesarean deliveries – their stories, outcomes, and their feelings. One article highlighted the stigma sometimes associated with such deliveries and the other focused on recovery stories. April is C-Section Awareness Month. Over…… Continue reading Don’t tell me how to feel about my birth story!
A couple weeks ago, I had my blood drawn for that standard glucose test all pregnant women have to do. Ya know, the one near the end of the second trimester, where you drink the orange sugary stuff, then your blood is drawn after an hour. I failed – which apparently isn’t hard to do…… Continue reading Blood-Sugar Rush: My Gestational Diabetes Diagnosis
Weird food combos or cravings are not at all uncommon during pregnancy. If you’ve yet to experience any for yourself, you’ve at least heard of or know someone who has. Ice cream with a side of pickles, anyone? But, what about craving other things during pregnancy? Yes, I mean other than food. The truth is,…… Continue reading I’m pregnant, and craving more than JUST food!
I have three children, ages 8, 7, and 3. I truly thought I’d seen it all in regard to pregnancy. I’ve been through it enough times, after all. I’ve experienced swollen ankles, growing feet, back pain, heartburn, rashes, stretch marks, Placenta Previa, an emergency c-section, planned c-sections… So, when I became pregnant with baby number…… Continue reading I Thought I Knew It All – But My Pregnant Body Just Took Me For A Loop!
I have always had fair, sensitive skin. I burn really easy, never tan, and literally everything gives me hives. At 33 though, it’s something I’m totally used to. I know which irritants to avoid and I wear my sunscreen! Unfortunately, my skin has changed pretty dramatically as of late. My preggo hormones have decided to…… Continue reading My Pregnant “Glow” Is Actually A Rash
It’s a tale as old as time… I spent all day picking up toys, reorganizing, and cleaning – yet, the house still feels trashed. A mom’s work is never really done – We all know that. There will always be mess. There will always be laundry. Homework. Dishes. Bath times… As a SAHM, I’m pretty…… Continue reading The Untold Truth About Nesting
You know what I hate about being pregnant? Everything. I feel like as women, sometimes we are led to believe that all pregnancies and deliveries are this amazing, magical experience, on par with how we expect our wedding days to be. When you’re pregnant, you’re glowing. Your hair is so full and your nails grow…… Continue reading Things No One Told Me About Having Babies
Yep. I’m pregnant. In years to come, our new addition and I will be referred to as a stastic I can only assume will be dubbed “pandemic births” or something equally boring yet scary. As I write this, I am 18 weeks along. Morning sickness has finally subsided, but my belly is starting to grow,…… Continue reading Why Did I Get Pregnant?