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My Shockingly Big First Trimester Baby Bump

For the past few weeks, I’ve been making like a pregnant sitcom star—hiding behind huge handbags and ensuring I’m only photographed from the waist up.  That’s because I started showing WAY before I was ready to share my pregnancy news. I’d heard that bellies pop out a lot sooner with second pregnancies, but I had […]

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I Found 17 Things To Love About Being Pregnant

It’s 3am and I’m waddling to the refrigerator for a snack (aka fifth meal). Hunger pangs, heartburn and round ligament pain have been wreaking havoc with my sleep, and I’m starting to wonder why I thought it was such a good idea to get knocked up again. “The baby!” I have to remind myself. “You […]

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I’m So Happy (& Miserable) Now That I’m Pregnant

I have a fun new job chronicling my pregnancy at Momtastic.  Here’s my first installment.  There will be a new post up on Momtastic each Thursday.  For two and a half years, I wished on every star, eyelash, and birthday candle that I would get pregnant. I had almost lost hope of giving my daughter […]

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How We Told Viv (And What We’re Having!)

Me: Viv, we have some exciting news.  You know how you’re always saying you want to be a big sister? Viv: Yeah? Me: Well you’re going to be a big sister! Viv bounces up and down on the couch, huge smile.  Then her face darkens. Viv: But mom, I’ve thought about it, and I don’t […]

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10 Ways Your Second Pregnancy Is Harder Than Your First

Puking is never fun, but doing it for an audience is a special kind of hell. Morning sickness seized me while I was home alone with my daughter, who followed me right into the bathroom as usual. I didn’t want her to be scared, but since I couldn’t speak while hurling, I just kept patting […]

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