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People rarely greet baby showers with indifference. These events either fill you with an inexplicable sense of joy or dread. Sometimes mamas-to-be get the extra treat of feeling both at the same time. I have always loved hosting baby...
So this is it. (Read IVF Part I and IVF Part II) After two weeks of medicines and doctor’s appointments, we are ready to try to get pregnant. On a day determined by my doctor, I gave myself one final...
My first birth took place in the same place most births do. Hospital room, surrounded by my awesome husband, very sweet nurses and a competent, caring doctor who delivered my baby with expert hands. Alice and I were both...
I remember reading Megan’s HELLP post back in January and thinking my preeclampsia experience was a breeze compared to hers. So when she asked me to share my own story I felt a little silly following her rapid weight...
My first pregnancy was full of surprises, including finding out that-- SURPRISE! Ten days before my wedding--my nausea wasn’t wedding nerves, but morning sickness. At my last wedding-dress fitting my boobs were spilling out the top, not because it...
I was 18 weeks pregnant when my high-risk OB (advanced maternal age and conceived by IVF) saw it on the ultrasound. He pointed to the screen and said, “This thumb appears to be wider than the other one. It’s...
One of my biggest fears, each and every pregnancy, was that I would be diagnosed with gestational diabetes. And each pregnancy, I managed to escape. I may have had any number of other high-risk issues pop up — pre-eclampsia,...
Let me just start off by saying that I am NOT a Pregzilla. And it's not just me saying it- I have friends and family that can vouch for me, too. I'm 34 weeks along now, and I haven't...
Throughout our five years of marriage, my husband and I have shared a running joke. After my many attempts to make things from scratch or purchase unique items from the grocery store I thought he would enjoy, he would...
There I was, 14 weeks pregnant, on my knees on my bedroom floor just praying, praying for a healthy baby — and for the utmost acceptance over any possible outcome. (I don't always pray on my knees, but when...
After having a baby, the last person a new mom makes time for is herself. However, in the weeks following the birth, it is very important for mothers to care for themselves so they can take care of their...
I will be 37 next month and my baby-makin' days are done. Insert major mixed emotions here. At my last lady doc appointment they kind of laid down the law about the fact that I am rapidly closing in...

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