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Pre postpartum thoughts

05 July 2018

As I enter the last month of my pregnancy, I have this recurring and overwhelming thought: Holy crap! I will not be pregnant this time next month. Instead of having a tiny human inside my body, I will have a...

Feelings from the inside

28 June 2018

It just occurred to me that I haven’t written about what it feels like to actually have another human growing inside you. To be honest, I’m not even sure how to describe it. Sometimes I don’t feel her at all....

My new medical condition

27 June 2018

I logged onto my OB’s website today to check out the latest updates to my medical records. I read through a bunch of new test. (All of them are normal.) And then I discovered that I have been diagnosed with...

She's growing... hair

14 June 2018

At yesterday’s ultrasound, the tech made a comment about my daughter: “She’s growing (pause for dramatic effect)… hair.” At least now I know that she is truly my kid. #arablife

Contractions != Labor

13 June 2018

I am 33 weeks pregnant as of yesterday, which (naturally?) means contractions start. Seriously. They started. I haven’t had many (maybe a couple a day) and they are not painful, nor are they a sign that I am in labor...

Advice to older mamas-to-be

05 June 2018

A true story This morning, I had an appointment with my high risk doctor for another sonogram. It had been a while since my last sonogram, because all was well way back in February when they last peeked in on...

Thoughts about pain

31 May 2018

Going into this pregnancy, I always knew the last trimester would be rough. I expected bloating. I expected needing to waddle wherever I go. I expected to hate how my looks. Oddly, none of that has been the rough part...

Wait! Weight?

16 May 2018

One of my biggest worries about getting pregnant was the inherent weight gain that comes with it. Yes, I know that sounds really superficial. Yes, I know that I am growing a second human inside of my body and, of...

A typical conversation at work

07 May 2018

Now that I am quite obviously pregnant, I find that I have more conversations with colleagues that center around my growing belly. This is a conversation that I have with someone at least once per day: Me: (On my way...

Eating like a hobbit

02 May 2018

It has occurred to me over the last several weeks (months) that a hobbit’s eating schedule is also the perfect eating schedule for a pregnant woman - or at least this pregnant woman. Allow me to demonstrate. Breakfast: Around 6am....

From zero to viable in 24 weeks

12 April 2018

I just had my 24-week appointment today. All is still well! The kiddo has a heartbeat that is high enough. I have blood pressure that is low enough. I am up 9 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight. At least it’s...

Lost: One belly button

08 April 2018

Lost: One small “innie” belly button. Round and relatively symmetrical. Last seen in the center of my belly, perhaps a week ago. Just looked down today and suddenly it was gone. I would offer a reward for its return, but...

First kick

21 March 2018

She kicked me! I was laying in bed last night (or rather, this morning, since it was after midnight) and felt a soft, but distinct, kick coming from inside my belly. My kid kicked me. This means 3 things: She...

Registry making

12 March 2018

I have finally started working on my baby registry. I have been feeling quite a bit of angst about this whole registry-making process for a number of reasons: I have never registered for anything in my life. I have never...

Officially popped

06 March 2018

I have heard about women “popping”, but I never thought it was a literal description of what happens. I always figured that the process of showing would be pretty gradual, like a sine wave. Nope. Pants are impossible I went...

Pregnancy is not for the weak

22 February 2018

I’m going to start out this post by saying everything is fine. I am fine. The kiddo is fine. Fine. (Spoiler alert?) Last night… Just before I left work yesterday, I discovered that I was bleeding. There was not a...

Fun with names

12 February 2018

Since my pregnancy announcement, and especially since my “it’s a girl!” announcement, I have gotten a lot of name suggestions. This is despite the fact that I have already decided on the kiddo’s name. Regardless, I decided it would be...

The girls are out

12 February 2018

I have to say that, so far, my second trimester has been quite pleasant. I finally feel less tired. (Read: I am no longer sleeping 12 hours a day.) I am definitely not nauseous. I may almost go as far...

A hodgepodge of updates

23 January 2018

For (hopefully) obvious privacy reasons, I originally kept all of my pregnancy posts private, especially while I was still trying to conceive and during my first trimester. In reality, very few people knew about any of this. Now that I...

Over the first (trimester) hurdle

22 January 2018

I will be 13 weeks pregnant tomorrow. This is huge because it means, not only am I super officially out of my first trimester, but I am also at a point where I have been getting a lot of test...

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