Symptoms, glamorous symptoms

So what do me and Jamie Lee Curtis have in common? We can't take a shit, apparently. Constipation is one of many truly glamorous symptoms of pregnancy that I had no idea I would get. I feel like the only one people talk about openly is morning sickness. Fortunately, I have not had a very severe case of this; I mostly just sit at my desk gagging for a few seconds, a couple times a day, and that's about it. But I feel like at this point I'd trade my mild nausea for one good old fashioned trip to the dump. ...more

I preg.

Hi there. Welcome to “I Preg,” my--you guessed it--pregnancy blog. ...more

Why is it important to be extra reflective during pregnancy?

I encourage pregnant women to tune into their thoughts and feelings and use these as a guide to determine what choices and approaches best resonate with them. It’s a success formula for finding your way to best enjoy your pregnancy.This is, of course, an approach that you can use at any time during your life. Tune into yourself – tune out the “shoulds” and opinions from the world around you – and discover the choices that will work best for you in any area of life....more

Centerting a Universe

 Patience is a virtue, or so they say.  And so, virtuous I am not.  I am always waiting for something. Right now, its for this little tiny baby girl growing in my tummy.  I am so anxious to meet her.  To breathe in the scent of my newborn, to nurse her, to stare in awe at her perfect little fingers and nose.  To not be pregnant anymore, and just get on with it.  Get on with life, with getting to know this little being, with moving forward and finding a family groove....more

Second Pregnancy Blues

I'm a bit of a sporadic Blogher poster. Between working part-time, chasing after my 17 month old, attempting to be Martha Stewart and focusing on the full-time job of my personal blog and photography, I just don't have any spare time to devote to it. Tonight is an exception, however. Tonight, I feel the huge weight of something on my heart and I can't blog about it on my personal page. Too many family members and friends read it and I don't want to hurt or offend anyone. But I have to get it off my chest.......more
 @JennaHatfield Thank you for taking the time to comment and post your experience. I'm not about ...more

Project Pinterest: Pallet Crafting [Part 2]

I am so happy to be writing this post. Mainly because that means I am officially done with the the behemoth project that I took on this summer. We actually finished up the project a couple of weeks ago, but I wasn't able to blog for a week due to a big storm and a power outage, and last week my son had his tonsils taken out. That put me out of bloggy commission too. That put me out of commission for just about everything actually. ...more

Dear Parents, We Still Want to Hang Out

A little while ago, I wrote a guest post on another blog about my fears surrounding being locked out of the Mommy Clubhouse if we don’t have a baby. After describing my first taste of being excluded from a parents-only event, I posed the question of whether this was just the tip of the iceburg or a one-off situation. I must say, the responses were terrifying! So many women without children gave some pretty sad testimony as to what’s happened to their circle of friends as everyone’s had babies but them. It got me wondering…...more

How to enjoy your pregnancy

To enjoy your pregnancy you’ve got to trust yourself.You make your choices as best you can at any given moment with the data you have. And, note that there are different kinds of data. One kind of “data” is the information you can get from books, magazines, and websites; it’s what you know is possible from what you’ve read and heard from others; it’s statistics, reports, and other types of researchable facts....more

No, I Am Not an Oompa Loompa. I'm Just 5 Feet Tall and Pregnant.

  There are those who look absolutely beautiful and stunning when pregnant. And then there are those who, like me, look just like an Oompa Loompa.   I try not to be a hater. I really do....more
 @Laine Griffin Only 4.5 months (but if you saw me, you'd think I was at least 6 months ...more

On Wholeness: A Child of Divorce Begins Her Family

While those who know me well were perhaps aware of this a long time ago, it’s only in the last few years, really, that I think I became aware of my own obsession with family. Maybe a longing for wholeness is always present in children of divorce. In my case, the split happened when I was very young, only a year or so old. My mother got remarried when I was two-and-a-half, so I grew up in a home with two parents. ...more
My fiance's son is in a similar situation as how you grew up. Him & his ex-wife divorced shortly ...more