From the category archives:


Unexpected home birth: I hate it when that happens!

August 2, 2011

Home birth can be a lovely option if you choose it and have the right support team — and upholstery cleaner in place — but that’s not what I want for myself. After my first labor and delivery, I don’t think I’m a good candidate anyway. I realize I never did tell you about my […]

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giggle link love: July edition

July 29, 2011

We’ve got a new column over at giggle GAB and are excited to share. Our giggle gig is called Parent Talk and it’s stuffed with tips and lessons learned for expectant new moms. As I spent time on the giggle site during the process of getting to know the brand, I began coveting certain products, […]

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The best remedy for pregnancy heartburn

June 21, 2011

Around 25 weeks pregnant, the heartburn started with a vengeance. It usually flared up towards the end of the evening — right around when RookieDad Alec got home from work — and lasted until bedtime. Whine whine whine. Squirm. Complain. Wah. I remember this symptom keenly from before. I once read that having a lot […]

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Pregnancy street style

June 13, 2011

Heather looked so cute in her bold colors and pattern mash-up today, I forced her to pose for some photos. This is what 26 weeks looks like. Miss Heather says her current cravings are brownies, watermelon, and fresh pickles. Also? Going to bed early. Side effects include heartburn and excessive weepiness. The shirt is from […]

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Maternity 3.0: the stuff I kept

June 7, 2011

Last summer — a few months before we decided to try for another baby — we cleared out the last of our baby gear. I donated 2 cribs, a toddler bed, a full maternity wardrobe, and a pile of strollers. Ahh, what a nice feeling to purge the closets and shed of unused stuff. Until […]

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Would you steal a friend’s baby name?

May 24, 2011

Let me put my cards on the table: I’m out of boy names. When Holden was still in utero, I had lots of great ideas. When Milo was baking, I had fewer great ideas. Now, I’m all tapped out. As I look around our preschool, kindergarten class, and my extended circle of mom friends, I […]

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Pregnancy awareness month

April 30, 2011

May is Pregnancy Awareness month and while I am aware that every month is some special focus, from Autism to Zebra preservation, this one seems relevant to discuss here. Founder Anna Getty, mother of two and author, has established Pregnancy Awareness month in order to help expectant mothers learn more about nutrition and their bodies. […]

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Favorite morning sickness remedies?

April 26, 2011

After acknowledging that “morning sickness” is a stupid name for a condition that leaves pregnant women hurling in the bathroom sink or behind gas stations during any hour of the day, let’s talk about battling it. I kept a pack of strong peppermint gum with me All The Time and ate every two hours, usually […]

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It’s a boy… probably!

April 12, 2011

Do you believe in ultrasounds? If so, you can keep all your girl names because we’re expecting another boy. Personally, I’m a little skeptical of gender-prediction based on ultrasound because I’ve heard one too many stories of families expecting a girl (with a full-on pink nursery and wardrobe) only to be greeted by a boy […]

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What’s your baby name for the Other Gender?

April 6, 2011

Tomorrow I’ll be having some tests to determine our baby-to-be’s gender. I don’t know how soon we’ll get the results, but probably sometime in April. I’ve tried to avoid daydreaming about names until we know for sure. But, Whitney can attest to the fact that I’ve been earmarking “my third son’s name” for years now. […]

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A Grumpy Girl’s Guide to first trimester exhaustion

April 5, 2011

My son is on Spring Break, so I am probably busy building a fort. Therefore, we have a guest post today! Laurie and I were co-workers three hundred years ago (in Mom Time) and as I watched her Facebook posts come through since she became a mom, I was impressed. I asked if she’d like […]

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My pregnant half marathon

March 29, 2011

I did it. This past weekend, I ran (and walked) the Oakland half marathon 15 weeks pregnant. I signed up for this event last fall as a reason to keep training for eatblogrun*. I had a lot of voices in my head, like the well-meaning guy in my extended family who asked if all that […]

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