A big part of my pregnancy is reading through a lot of pregnancy-related articles, books and checking out some pregnancy forums. The topics below are the threads that I found on What To Expect Forum. They made me laugh because I could either relate to them, or they reflect some of the fears I have [...]
Today, I’d like to share some tips on how to grow zucchini in your own garden. It is a great summer vegetable not only because it’s delicious on its own but also because you can also substitute some of the less nutritious ingredients in your recipes with it, like pasta, fat, etc. And it is a real treat right from the grill, [...]
In case you were wondering why I’ve been so quiet on this blog in the last few days, you’ll never guess what I’ve been up to. I’ve been totally MIA because I had an urge… After futile efforts to resist, I found myself failing miserably and giving into it.
For those of you who know me well, you’ll remember the [...]
Screening for gestational diabetes is a pretty routine test that could save both the mother and her baby from potentially very serious health problems. After my one-hour glucose screen test showed I was borderline with a result of 132 (I’m told the threshold is 129), I got a call from my OB telling me I needed [...]
As I packed my suitcase for a long-awaited babymoon, I quickly realized that preparing for a getaway to the beach during pregnancy was becoming riddled with little worries and questions that had to be answered before we hailed a cab to the airport. I was faced with a few issues that I never had to even think about in my [...]
I’m making my way along Lexington Ave on the first really hot day of this year. It’s above 90F and the Big Apple is transforming into a whole different animal (or fruit, rather) than the one I was hoping to enjoy for a little while longer.
The summer stench in the city is beginning to [...]
Time is still flying. I feel like the last three weeks since my last bump update have been filled with noticeable pregnancy-related changes.
At week 23, I started noticing that my customary fast walking pace has become more challenging. It appears the Baby had a growth spurt and I’m dealing with a [...]
This day marks one of the most magical and meaningful days of my life. Today is 1-year anniversary of my marriage to the man I wished for all my life! I find it hard to believe it’s been a year since our wedding but here we are, at the first milestone. Andrew and I have a special celebration planned and I’m [...]
No words, just gorgeous rhododendron blooms all over Central Park.
Purple Rhododendron, Central Park, NYC
White Rhododendron, Central Park, NYC
Fuchsia Rhododendron, Central Park, NYC
I love this time of year when you see flowers changing from one week to the next. I wonder what will bloom [...]
So, yesterday, I woke up to some annoyingly disturbing emails in my inbox. There were at least a dozen of them and I had no idea what the contents of the messages were about. They were in German (I think) and it was clear that the messages were sent using MY personal e-mail address.
Pregnancy changes what we put on and into our bodies. I’m still surprised at how my diet has changed since I peed on that stick and found out I was pregnant. After reading along with the progress of my pregnancy, multiple doctors’ appointments, and facing some challenges that inevitably come with pregnancy, I [...]