Yes, I’ve read Ricky Lake’s book and yes, I’ve given a lot of thought to how I’d like my first Baby to come into the world. I peered over numerous birth plan templates and researched the possible outcomes of all kinds of births–from home to birthing center to hospital. With queasiness coming over me every [...]
As I began preparing for my birthing hospital stay, I thought that Baby’s portion of the hospital bag would be the easiest. However, once I started piling up those super-cute and super-tiny Baby items, I realized that I did need to make a list. With pregnancy brain making its foggy appearance these days, I know [...]
Week 31 Bump Update:
Total Weight Gain: 18 lbs
I really feel like this week is a preview of what’s to come. I’m feeling the increasing discomfort that comes with a growing belly. Never before have I experienced a pubic bone ache. I’m told this is the hormone relaxin at work, which is a good sign. I [...]
Sometimes, love is truly in the air and sometimes, you find it in the most unlikely of places. This time, I found love in the flower beds.
Wait, that didn’t come out right. Let me explain.
I was walking along 5th Avenue, across from the Met, and spotted a gorgeous spread of this green heart-shaped foliage in one [...]
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, [...]
Looking at the past few weeks, I have to say that things are starting to move along a bit faster and the changes are becoming more and more noticeable every week. Instead of giving you one bump update at a time every few weeks, I decided to group a few weekly updates into one post. Here [...]
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 [...]