Archive for tag 'pregnancy'


15 Pregnant thoughts

I wrote these random thoughts throughout my pregnancy and thought it’d be fun to share them with you. Actually, some of them are tips for me to remember the next time I get pregnant.  Speaking of remembering, I thought “pregnancy brain” was just an excuse you get to use when you’re pregnant, but it’s no [...]

Second Pregnancy Symptoms

Pregnancy symptoms this time around have been… rough. I thought that I experienced some pregnancy-related symptoms in my first pregnancy, but in looking back it was pretty smooth sailing. This time around, now that I am in my second trimester, I am finally starting to feel human again. And while I am fortunate to share [...]


Our growing family

We are so excited to announce that coming this October our family of three will be growing to four! I know I’ve been pretty absent the last few months, and the truth of it is, morning sickness has been brutal. Feeling sick coupled with Little Deer only taking two 30-minute naps a day (come on [...]

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. [...]

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