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Tag: pregnancy

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,...

Chin Up: Getting Pregnant is Hard

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It took us nearly 18 months to get pregnant, and that might not seem like a long time to some, but when all you...

The Good & Bad of Having Two Under Two

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When I realized I was pregnant with my second son, my first son had just started crawling.  Two under two. It felt like an achievement...

Adventures in Labor

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A woman remembers special events very vividly in her life: her first kiss, her wedding day, and the first time she gives birth. During...

A Mom’s Introduction to Clubfoot

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He has what, now? The words seemed to hang in the air around me as the doctor continued his assessment. I was as stunned by...

My Road to Motherhood Was Long, But So Worth It

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“Should you start putting a towel or something underneath the sheets in case your water breaks while in bed?” my husband nervously asked. (Insert big...