Secret Costs of Pregnancy

Aside from the obvious stuff like maternity clothes for your swollen belly, bigger shoes for your swollen feet, and the absurd costs of medical care and unpaid maternity leave, I’ve discovered some other, less publicized costs of pregnancy. This is the random stuff nobody tells you about. Impulse buys. We’re talking snacks. Powdered mini donuts and chocolate, […]

Pregnancy Week 22

This week has been kind of strange. I’ve been in a funk, just not really feeling like myself. I don’t know what to do to snap out of it, either. Usually some time relaxing or walking outside or a couple days of really healthy eating will cheer me right up, but neither of those things has […]

Chocolate Banana Date Smoothie

Chocolate Banana Date Smoothie

Have you guys heard all this hype about how good dates are for preggos? Just in case you aren’t a birth board creeper like I am, here are a few of the (many) benefits: Women who ate dates on a daily basis throughout pregnancy were more likely to start labor on their own and keep progressing, […]

Happy Things #2

Happy Things #2

This week was chock full of little things that made me smile, so there was no question about whether to do a follow-up to last week’s Happy Things post. I welcome the opportunity to take some time and think about the awesome little things that happened this week. Here we go! Baseball Adrien and I […]

Pregnancy Week 21

Pregnancy Week 21

I’ve been successful at putting off starting our registry until this past weekend. Decisions, decisions, decisions! It’s hard to pick from the hundreds of baby gear options out there. Even narrowing it down to the best in safety, price, and comfort still leaves a lot of options, and honestly it’s just daunting. Adrien, because he is the […]

Happy Things #1

Happy Things #1

Today I feel like sharing some things that have been making me happy lately. Maybe this will be a regular thing, maybe it won’t. But lately I’m a little overwhelmed with the little things that make me smile, so here we go!

Pregnancy Week 20

Pregnancy Week 20

Adrien has been reading Dr. Seuss’s ABC to Sesame Seed every night since we found out SS can probably hear our voices. Sometimes twice. That makes the total times we’ve read it to about a million. “Big J, little j, what begins with J?” Yeah, we should really buy another book. But daddy + baby […]

The Maternity Leave Struggle

The Maternity Leave Struggle

I spent all of last year creating a platform to help get myself to the next level in my career. And now I’m having a baby. So that means that anything I’m working on, and any opportunities I may be creating now are… what? Irrelevant? That’s so scary. I can’t stand the thought of being “mommy-tracked” or replaced… The worry is almost enough to make me not want to take all the leave I’m entitled to. Almost.