Tag: pregnancy

3 Things I Wish Every NICU Parent Knew

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I became a NICU parent last October and by golly if 2020 did not have enough challenges, this completely turned our lives upside down....

Hot Take: Baby Showers are Not Enough for New Moms

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The other day I was listening to a podcast (honestly can’t remember which one of the many podcasts I listen to), and the host...

Chemical Pregnancy, Your Loss is Worth Grieving

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Last November my husband and I were so excited to find out that we were pregnant after only trying for a short while. We...

True Life: I am a Mom with an Eating Disorder

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When I was a teen/in my early 20s I had an eating disorder. You know what? That’s just not true. I still have an eating disorder....

When All You Want for Christmas Are Two Pink Lines

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Two pink lines. Positive. Pregnant.  It's the only thing some of you are wanting this Christmas. To see a ray of hope in the long journey of...

Happy Mother’s Day to You, Too

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Happy Mother’s Day to you, too. Yes, I’m talking to you, the woman who expected to be dressing a baby bump or even holding a...

Just Buy the Next Size

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Some of you are ready to pounce and lecture me just because of the title of this blog. I understand your hesitancy to accept...

The Day We Were Finally “Pregnant”

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When you struggle with infertility, you develop a laser focus on tiny details that's hard to shake. I've written a little about our infertility...

6 Things You Should Know About Giving Birth

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Be prepared, y'all. I'm about to use the word "vaginal."  When I first got pregnant with my daughter, I was in shock. I was trying...

7 Registry Essentials for Baby #2

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Well, it happened. Our first child lulled us into a false sense of security, and we decided to have another. After spending much time...

Please Stop Telling Me To Enjoy My Pregnancy

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I know you mean well. I know you're just trying to convey the joy you think you experienced when you were pregnant decades (or maybe even a...

The Question I Never Expected My Rainbow Baby to Ask

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"Hey Mommy, you know the other baby you were going to have before you had me? How come you had me instead of them?" So,...