And then there were three...

Hubby and I have been on and off about trying for a child of our own. Last October we started trying, it lasted about three months, to no avail. We're pretty impatient so I went back on the pill and decided maybe in a few months we could try again. We ended up buying a boat in January, taking full advantage of  living on the water. From January to April we have been out every weekend, through all types of weather, the good, the bad and the ugly....more

Never Thought I'd Be An Elderly Primigravida But Here I Am...

Elderly Primigravida. Sounds kind of intimidating and a little scary. Me, elderly? Common! But that's the category I fall into with my first pregnancy. I was 35 at conception and I'm turning 36 during my pregnancy....more

What I Ran Into: I'm Pregnant

So this happened. The Wife and I are expecting a new roommate in the summer! I recently received the results of the first set of blood tests - all normal, yo! So I finally decided to reveal this here. "What had happened was" I was 5 days late with my period, but because of my workload, I thought it wasn't a big deal. On the seventh day, God Oprah  told me to take a pregnancy test. Just kidding. I told myself to do it....more

Dana’s Corner: How to be Pregnant like a Boss

Our Director of Operations in our office is none other than Dana Case. Among the employees, Dana is known for always “keeping it real.” She keeps the peace, stays organized, and always tells it like it is - today’s post will be coming from the mouth of Miss Dana, realist and advice-giver extraordinaire.This little bundle of kicks and joy marks the second baby I will be having while going to work. So let’s just say that I’m putting “excels at being pregnant at the office like a boss” under the special skills section of my resume from now on....more

40 Weeks of Fun: 20 Advantages of Being Pregnant

Having been pregnant for a little more than 17 weeks now, just a few weeks from the halfway mark, I've been through the nausea, the mood swings, and all of the other typical pregnancy pains you might imagine. I know from my fellow mamas and mamas-to-be that though times have been a bit trying now and then, in reality, I ain't seen nothin' yet. ...more
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Pregnant: Round Two & What to Do!

No, I am not pregnant!But, now that Hannah is nearly ten months old I have had a chance to reflect on the ups and downs of being pregnant. These are just a few things I did (or didn’t do) that I would do differently for round two. Also, I do not claim to be a doctor at all, but I do have an opinion. Please take that into consideration before you take me too seriously....more

38 Weeks // Mean Girls Style

I've been slightly MIA in the last week or so... Mainly because, at the end of every work day, I feel like......more
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The end is near...

So...I'm pregnant, in case you didn't know. And this little journey of building a human is nearing its end. Doctors are in agreement that my body is definitely in the early stages of labor and baby could come "any day now," but we all know they have their own agenda and that could mean tomorrow, or three weeks from now. ...more

How To Get Pregnant

Today, we're gonna get a little dirty.One of the most asked questions when it comes time to knuckle down and try to make a ...more

Pregnancy: A Treasure Trove of Terrifying Ailments

Let’s get disgusting, shall we? Last week, I developed a totally bizarre and (I thought) inexplicable* rash just above my ankles. Complaining about it to my boss (TMI for the workplace?) elicited one of her most common responses for nearly all our topics of conversation: “One more reason not to have kids!” She, who has a child of her own, went on to explain that pregnancy causes your body to flare up with all kinds of crazy ailments that can’t be readily explained or controlled....more