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Work It Girl

When I found out I was pregnant the first time, I joined the Baby Center birth club for November 2013. Then when I miscarried, I joined the Triploidy support message board, where I read stories, shared my own, and received invaluable support from people who had been through the same thing. It helped me in…

Pregnancy job interviews & Preparing for labor

First of all, who goes on a job interview at 9-months pregnant? Crazy me apparently. While I haven’t been looking for jobs seriously AT ALL, I do occasionally browse Craig’s List to see what’s out there, especially in my new area. Last week I found an intriguing listing for a legal investigator position, basically a…

37 weeks, The Beach & Changing Station Mania!

Since we spent all our money on the new house, we had none left for a baby moon (poor me, right?). So now that we’re settled in to said house (it’s not decorated to perfection, but it will do for now), we’re finally able to spend the weekends exploring our new neighborhood and doing something…

The Happiest Mom on The Block

Can I just say reading and books are amazing? In my last post I was fretting about feeling under-prepared to be a Mom, and about the fears associated with, you know, giving birth to and parenting another human being – a CHILD version of one at that, with an immature brain and lots of primal…

Love & Terror – 60 day countdown

The last month has been filled with a mish mash of various contractors coming to my new home. To install sprinklers. To paint the high ceilings we can’t reach. To configure an alarm system. With them has come terrifying child related advice – since most have been men in their 40’s and 50’s who have…

Sick of being sick!

So throughout this ENTIRE pregnancy, 29 weeks 3 days now, I’ve had allergies and rhinitis from hell. My nose is constantly running. I don’t leave the house without a tissue stashed in my purse like an old lady (I’m even in the market for a cute handkerchief). And now I’m probably on my third cold.…