Category: pregnancy

Never tell a pregnant lady how big she looks (and other stupid comments)

Never tell a pregnant lady how big she looks (and other stupid comments)
Dear world, Thank you for commenting on how big I am. Yes, I know I look pregnant. That kinda happens when one has another human being occupying a tiny space in my abdomen and crowding out all my organs. Yes, I know I look REALLY pregnant, but no, I’m not due for another 10 weeks.... Read more »

Managing pregnancy news with the extended family (when you are estranged)

Aside from my immediate family, there’s one other family member I have not yet told about the pregnancy news. I still don’t know what to make of her, which is why I’m still trying to figure out a) when to tell her and b) how to tell her and c) how to brace for the... Read more »

It can't be that hard to find a baby monitor for the deaf

So here’s the deal. I’m profoundly deaf. My husband is hearing, but his ears pretty much turn off at night too. How will we be able to hear the little one cry in the night? (I’m trying to prevent SOME mommy-guilt.) We live in a small 1-bed, and the little one will be sleeping in... Read more »
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When you can't tell family you're pregnant

When you can't tell family you're pregnant
What if you can’t tell your family you’re pregnant? Or some family, but not others? What if you had to worry about your family finding out, and subsequently opening a Pandora’s box of toxic communication? Not all families are supportive and (at least mostly) healthy. If you’ve read some of my earlier blog posts, you... Read more »

Add Frozen to the list of movies that make me cry like a baby

Add Frozen to the list of movies that make me cry like a baby
My dog was confused as to why I kept trying to get him to come sit by me. He doesn’t usually see me cry like this. Actually, I don’t think he’s ever seen me cry like this. He just snorted and went off to eat cat turds or chew on a bone or something. But... Read more »

The PUQE score, or, c'mon can morning sickness end already??

Some brilliant idiots developed a way to quantify morning sickness, and they named it the PUQE score. Haha, get it? The puke score? You KNOW they had to wrangle the words around just to get that acronym, because Pregnancy-Unique Quantification of Emesis/Nausea is not the natural way of saying things. Here’s an online test. It’s... Read more »
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L2O : Not a place for a simpleton like me

The appetizers were high-end cheese balls in some sort of parmesan bubble frothy thing, and cooked fish. I spurned the fish for the heavenly fried cheese ball goodness, and got myself another spoonful every time they brought out another tray. I might have been annoying, but I already told them I was pregnant because I was the only one carrying around a glass of Coke while everyone else drank yummy-smelling wine. 

Cheese balls. Mmm. That was the first inkling the evening might not be so bad.
I’m a simple person when it comes to food and eating out. I just want good food, and I know I don’t need to spend $$$$ to get good food. The fanciest I can get without feeling distinctly uncomfortable is Quartino and Smith and Wollensky, and I am perfectly happy with M Burger. Here’s an... Read more »

Pregnant and on antidepressants : Why I'm not worried

Pregnant and on antidepressants : Why I'm not worried
Okay, admittedly I started panicking about my antidepressants right after the first positive test. I took the next day off of work so I could pester both my gynecologist and psychiatrist in between crying spells because fuckit, even though this child was unexpected, what if my antidepressants ruined his/her nervous system? DID I  SCREW THIS... Read more »

When does the fun part of pregnancy start?

It started off feeling like a migraine. You know those prodrome-y parts of the migraine when you feel vaguely sick as a warning that the holy-mother-of-God part is coming next? I took some Fioricets and nothing worked. I was cranky and emotional, as if I was PMS-ing. I didn’t feel very hungry as I browsed... Read more »
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