Posts tagged "pregnancy"

We Decorated the Nursery the Right Way this Time!

My son helping to paint his little brother's room. We picked the color Planetarium.
My first son was born prematurely at 29 weeks. During his stay in the NICU, we bought and moved into a new house. Needless to stay, his nursery was put together quickly. I still feel like I’m working on his room. I am currently 38 weeks pregnant with our second son. We are so happy... Read more »

Odd Side Effects of Pregnancy

Morning Sickness - Thank you hormones for making us feel extremely hungry but not want to eat anything and then throw up.
PWAP’s friend, Jess Bedsole, is due this Spring. Her recent posts got me thinking of what women actually go through while pregnant. There are common side effects that we suffer through that are not talked about too much. Hormones cause most of the side effects. For others, I could not find a reason. Enjoy!… as... Read more »

My Pregnancy Anthem

My Pregnancy Anthem
Music has always been an outlet for me emotionally, not because I make or play music, but because I feel like some music speaks to me in any given mood. When I was a teenager and discovered “Emo Music” was “a thing” I about lost my mind. “Finally!!” I thought, “Music that ‘gets’ me! It’s... Read more »
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Honey, Put A Baby In Me!

Honey, Put A Baby In Me!
Months ago, my womb was an insatiable beast. Whenever I saw a pregnant woman, a stroller or even a tiny little foot sticking out of an infant carrier, my uterus squeezed and clenched, reminding me that it was still there and ready to work again. The sight of a baby sock brought tears to my... Read more »

Miscarriage: The Dirty M Word

Miscarriage: The Dirty M Word
By Brandi Lee I sat down to write this month’s post with a head full of steam. My oldest was in school, my youngest was napping peacefully, and I had brewed a fresh pumpkin spice K-Cup. My ideas had been brewing for a couple of weeks, years really, since I decided to write about one... Read more »

The 12 Days of Preeclampsia: The Birth (Part 2)

The 12 Days of Preeclampsia: The Birth (Part 2)
Day 12 (May 12, 2011) Mr. C’s Birthday!: It seemed like a normal day (including stomach, chest and back pains with swollen feet and legs). In no way did I expect to give birth to my first child on this day. The day started out quite exciting. My sister-in-law’s boyfriend (now husband) was all over... Read more »
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The 12 Days of Preeclampsia: My Story (Part 1)

The 12 Days of Preeclampsia: My Story (Part 1)
With my baby boy just turning one, I’d thought it was time to get my birth story down in writing. This was such an important, scary, and confusing time in my life. Although, I’ve been procrastinating, I’m nervous to write it down and bring up all the emotion again but here goes. This is the... Read more »

Saying Goodbye to Fattening Food, Jiggly Arms, and Muffin Tops

Saying Goodbye to Fattening Food, Jiggly Arms, and Muffin Tops
An excerpt from the journal of Elizabeth Rago… Friday, May 25th, 2012 8:22 PM I felt my upper arm flab wagging in the windy Chicago breeze today as I waved at my 5-year-old son. Instantly clutching my jiggling skin, I shamefully tucked my untoned tricep under my armpit and exchanged my exuberant gesture for a... Read more »

Weird Belly Shapes and Labor Pains: What Do You Miss About Pregnancy?

Weird Belly Shapes and Labor Pains: What Do You Miss About Pregnancy?
The inevitable is here. Days, maybe minutes away. Labor is looming and I can’t say I feel 100% joyful about the pain part. I am anticipating the sweet moment when our baby propels his/herself into the world and the doctor announces, “It’s a boy/girl!”, but have to be honest, I just want this whole pregnancy... Read more »
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Been There, Birthed That: The Nesting Instinct the Third Time Around

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I subscribe to a pregnancy newsletter just for fun, as my “been there, done that” attitude about childbirth has been the driving force of mustering enough energy to take on the chaos of my day. Perky, cute as a button images of models with tiny bumps skipping about has papered the ezines and I was... Read more »