Archive for the pregnancy Tag

Sex. While VERY Pregnant. I Went There. . .Consider Yourself Warned. . .

Sooooooooo. . .We’re rapidly approaching due date around here.  And I’m DYING to be done being pregnant. I don’t particularly enjoy pregnancy and while this one has been pretty great, all things considered, I just want to be able to drink wine and eat blue cheese in my standard-issue fat pants again. A while ago, I got a stupid idea
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Reluctant Mother and the Case of the Dangling Placenta

I hate that word.  Placenta.  I find it gross for some reason.  I’ll bet it looks vile in person  too.  G R O S S. Lucky me, this pregnancy has been nothing but PLACENTA.  Placenta.  Placenta. Months ago, one of the capable if not completely over-eager ultrasound technicians thought part of this disgusting organ might be hanging around in a
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Preparing for the Unexpected: A Control Freak’s Guide to A Second Baby

There are exactly 12 weeks left until due date!! Time to stock the liquor cabinet!!!!! But besides stocking the liquor cabinet what am I up to? Oh you know. . .the usual, trying to locate all the baby gear I swore I never wanted to see again after Mac was born, slapping a few coats of paint on a few
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“I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” The Reluctant Mother Edition

All of you regular readers are well aware I’ve been complaining (probably ad nauseam) about my second pregnancy.  It’s been much more difficult physically than the first.  In fact, to be perfectly candid, there have been multiple occasions when I deeply regretted our decision to get pregnant again. And all along, I’ve had the nagging feeling something was wrong. .
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The Pregnant and Delusional Reluctant Mother: Baby Gear

When I was expecting and went Googling for a list of baby “stuff” I should acquire I found list upon list. . .Some were super lean.  Others were so freaking long, it was a hassle to sort it all out.  . . And I definitely made a few miscalculations. But here are a few things I discovered. . .which may
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The Pregnant and Delusional Reluctant Mother: The Name Game

You know what I wasn’t prepared for at all! while pregnant:  Baby Names. Turns out people have a LOT of opinions when it comes to names.  And they don’t hold back. It never mattered what my response was to the question.  It was always met with some kind of a response longer than:  “Ok.”  or “That’s a fine choice.” Sometimes it
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The Pregnant & Delusional Reluctant Mother: Wonder Woman

Calm down everyone.  I’m NOT pregnant! However, Mac is the kind of kid that really really really makes you think a second child is a great idea.  He’s generally sweet and cuddly and predictable and patient.  As he approaches his first birthday, and I approach my 36th, I’m feeling a little rushed to decide how and when he’s going to
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