Archive for tag 'pregnancy'


Your First, My Last

As a first time mom, one of the things I anxiously awaited most was Drake’s first movements. I wanted to know what it would feel like… weird, bubbly, emotional. Week after week I would touch my belly and prod it, wondering when the little one inside me would finally greet my movements with one of […]

Nearing the Finish Line

It’s been a rough year. For me, probably the roughest of all rough years. Pregnancy is no picnic for anyone, but it seems for me complications are unavoidable. My first pregnancy was a challenge, and not to be outdone, my second pregnancy has been even harder. Throw in caring full time for a very active […]

At the End of a Well-Traveled Road

This post was written on January 23, 2015. Well, dear friends, it’s officially time to call the game.  As I’ve written about here and here, I really, really wanted to have a VBAC. At 39 weeks, with no dilation in site, I was discouraged but I still had hope that in the next couple of […]

I’m scared!

You are exactly where you are supposed to be. This is one of my absolute favorite axioms/universal truths. Something about this simple yet incredibly powerful statement rings true with me every single time I hear it, even when I don’t want it to; even when I really don’t want to be exactly where I’m supposed […]

Five Tips for Fighting Morning Sickness

Morning sickness (a cruel name for all-day-long pregnancy nausea) has been very real and very present in my life. With my first pregnancy, the vomiting continued from week 10 to week 16, buffered on either side by weeks of ‘just’ nausea. I was on an awesome pill called Diclectin to help with the nausea, but […]

A few weeks ago, already growing impatient with my lumbering pregnant form.  I've only gotten bigger since then.

To Induce or Not to Induce – That is the Question

It’s official – I am ready to pop.  Days shy of 40 weeks pregnant, I am feeling pretty over it. As much as I know that welcoming baby to the outside world is a game changer – it gets harder before it gets easier. At this point, I don’t even care. I am swollen, waddling, aching, not […]

Pregnancy Leg Cramps

Those stabbing calf pains that wake you up at 2:00 a.m.? One of the not so fun parts of pregnancy. I thought I knew what leg cramps felt like — until I hit the third trimester. It’s not a dull ache or general soreness, but an OMGWHATISHAPPENING sensation when you panic, suddenly realizing you can’t […]

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