Archive for tag 'pregnancy'

How Can I Tell If I’m Pregnant With Twins?

I follow a twin message board on another parenting website, and one of the most common questions I see is, “Could I be pregnant with twins?”  So many people ask this based on a variety of facts that they think may make them more likely to be experiencing a twin pregnancy. The short answer is [...]

Pregnancy and Eye Health

I’ve always had horrible vision. I started wearing glasses in early elementary school and wore them full time until I got contacts my freshman year of high school. Since then I have worn contacts full time. Before I got pregnant with Wagon Jr., my prescription was -6 in my left eye and -6.5 in my [...]

surviving the first trimester

My husband sums up my pregnancies in a pretty accurate way.  The first trimester: Oh my god, what were we thinking?  The second trimester:  This is SO EASY.  Let’s have another baby!!  The third trimester:  GET THIS THING OUT OF ME. He isn’t too far off, even though he’s probably teasing me a bit. My [...]

16 weeks pregnant

And Baby Makes 4

In a few short months, the Checkers family of three will become a family of four! We found out I was pregnant the day after Thanksgiving, and for the next three months I went into hiding.  I stopped writing altogether, and I sat on pins and needles to reach the end of the first trimester. [...]

pregnancy after infertility

My nuchal translucency scan was yesterday. Before we started the ultrasound, the sonographer asked me a series of questions. Is this your name and birth date? Yes. Do you smoke? No. Do you drink? No. Is this your first pregnancy?  No. What number pregnancy is this for you?  … Five.  How many live births have you had?  … One.  Were the [...]

early pregnancy symptoms

Logic seems to defy me when we are TTC, and even still during early pregnancy. I assumed that if I was pregnant, my symptoms would be just like those during my first pregnancy.  But I read too much into them, and somehow I always make my way over to see what Dr. Google has to [...]


My Hindsight View of Pregnancy

A recent thread on the boards made me start thinking about my pregnancy and how I remember it now.  While the whole 9 months on-9 months off things hasn’t worked for my baby weight, I think a similar thing has happened to my pregnancy memories.  Nine months later, when I think back on my 8 [...]

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