pregnancy

This Pregnancy is Hard

Some women have easy pregnancies. I know this because, for the first half of my pregnancy, I was one of them. I heard so many horror stories from other moms who threw up daily (or many times a day) for months on end, who were hospitalized with hyperemesis gravidarum because they couldn’t even keep water down,…

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18 Week Bumpdate

Guess who’s 18 weeks pregnant? This girl! This past week was packed with work, meal prep, and my third midwife appointment. Work has been good, albeit busy. I am definitely counting down the weeks until the semester is over, and I will be done teaching my college classes. I am ready for a bit more rest in…

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17 Week Bumpdate

This week, baby has let himself or herself become known, as he/she has been kicking up a storm throughout the day and evening. I first felt baby a week ago, and ever since then I have felt strong little baby kicks (or punches?) multiple times a day. This has been so fun, and has really…

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15 Week Bumpdate

It’s time for another bumpdate! I can’t believe I am nearing the half-way mark. I don’t feel pregnant enough, honestly. This pregnancy is simultaneously moving too slow AND too fast. When I start actually trying to picture baby, I get so excited, and am just ready to get through the next few months so I…

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The Day I Bought a Pregnancy Test

I woke up early one Saturday morning, sat in the morning light, and wondered if I was pregnant. To clarify, I have convinced myself I am pregnant multiple times in our first nine months of marriage. Not that we are trying, but simply because I enjoy maintaining the thought that at any given time I might…

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6 Ways to Prepare for Pregnancy

On my wedding day, I walked up the aisle thinking about getting married, and then walked back down the aisle thinking about babies. Baby fever set in fast. I have always known I wanted to have a big family, and part of the reason I fell in love with husband is because he wants lots of…

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