My first pregnancy - 29 weeks

 How far along? 29 weeks! ...more

A Letter From Your Non-Maternity Pants

Dear Katie,I know we have shared two wonderful summer seasons together. I know how thrilled you were to spot me on the clearance rack in my pretty print and bright, summery fabric. I always appreciated my top spot in your closet and all the great vacations you have taken me on. We have shared some great times....more

Too tired to clean the bathroom

It happened. I "popped" as they say. I officially look pregnant without a doubt. Even a month ago, some people didn't realize I was pregnant just by looking at me. (Usually I was wearing a loose shirt or an open jacket) but now there is no mistaking it. Just look at the change in my bump shots over the last 3 weeks!...more

Great Expectations: The Birth Plan

Ah, the birth plan.  A beautifully written and carefully-crafted script of how each woman would like her labor and delivery to be handled in an ideal world.  Soft music playing in the background, dim lighting and the proud smile of her loving husband as he soothingly massages her shoulders, hands and feet.  A cool glass of ice water by the bed, an attentive physician and family members behaving themselves so well that the scene could easily be mistaken for a Normal Rockwell painting.  After all, you are about to participate in one of life's greatest miracles, so why woul...more

Would you prepare for a marathon by fasting? Of course not. What your body is about to go ...more

Stunt Vaginas on the Big Screen

I was at girls' night out, complaining about how I hate that scene in the movie Knocked Up when Katherine Heigl’s character is giving birth and one of the stoner roommates walks into the delivery room and runs out because he sees her vagina. ...more

My husband just informed me that SAG cards are only for speaking actors so the Stunt Vagina ...more

My pregnancy - 10 things I needed to survive!

Looking back, there are some things I would NEVER have got through pregnancy without. Here are my recommendations for what were really essential during my pregnancy....more

Ow, Today Hurts "We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." -E.M. Forster...more