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Why Pregnant Women Cry – 40 Reasons For 40 Weeks

Pregnancy is an emotional time. There are happy tears. Sad tears. Scared tears. And “I don’t even know why I’m crying” tears. Maybe it’s one of these 40 reasons: 1. It’s Tuesday 2. That commercial with the babies/puppies/baby puppies came on 3. Your partner forgot to buy the paper towels 4. Your partner brought you […]

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10 Reasons I’m Afraid To Bring Home Baby #2

You’d think I’d be less scared to have a baby the second time around. I already know what labor and delivery feel like, how to care for a newborn, and that my life will never be the same. I’m not a true veteran like Michelle Duggar, but at least I’ve done this before. Unfortunately, when […]

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The Bizarre Reason Cops Busted Up My Maternity Photoshoot

If you’ve read any of my past pregnancy posts, you know I’m not one to glorify being knocked up. Beleaguered by symptoms, I usually come off more gripey than grateful. But despite the puking, heartburn, shortness of breath, and lately some pretty profound Braxton Hicks contractions (ouch), there is one thing that’s been incredibly special […]

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Nighttime in the Third Trimester

I’m 32 weeks pregnant and exhausted. Bone tired, knackered, stumbling around like a drunken Zombie, making no sense, donezo, pooped. I could blame the bowling ball under my shirt, my high-energy preschooler or a woeful lack of caffeine, but the biggest reason I’m tired? I’m not sleeping at night. Like, at all. Here’s what I’m […]

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But, Wait, I Thought You Wanted a Little Sister!

My preschooler knew I was pregnant long before I planned to tell her. I’d been waiting to pass the genetic screening before I rocked my kid’s world, yet when I was only five weeks along, she threw her arms around me, looked deeply into my eyes and implored, “Mommy, what are you going to name your […]

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