Topic: having a baby

Couple Adopts Kitten To ‘Practice’ For Baby, Parents Everywhere Laugh Uncontrollably

Couple Adopts Kitten To 'Practice' For Baby, Parents Everywhere Laugh Uncontrollably

A woman posted to the ‘Baby Bump’ section of Reddit yesterday to let everyone know she and her husband adopted a practice “baby.” It’s a kitten. Kittens aren’t practice babies. Either are puppies or houseplants. The only thing that could get you ready for caring for a baby 24/7 is caring for another human 24/7. I know this is not a popular opinion, because some people really believe their pets are human. Spoiler alert – they’re not. More »

You Are Taking Crazy Pills If You Miss Being Pregnant

You Are Taking Crazy Pills If You Miss Being Pregnant

I did not like being pregnant at all. The kicker was, I had a great pregnancy experience without any health issues to speak of. I’m not here to brag—I’m just stating facts that prove that even though my pregnancies were “uneventful,” I still wasn’t having a good time. I was more than happy to see that nine month stretch of uncertainty go, and I do not miss it one bit. More »

IHTM: My Husband Wanted To Name Our Son After The Dog

IHTM: My Husband Wanted To Name Our Son After The Dog

Baby naming. For most couples, this topic is a fun one- the process of choosing a name for your child should be something that you look back on with fond memories. For others, it is a time of turmoil and unrest that tests your fiber as a cohesive unit and causes more than one “divorce lawyer” search in your Google history. With our son, my husband and were the latter. This is my story. More »

Baby Fat: I Need A Vacation…. From Getting Pregnant

 Baby Fat: I Need A Vacation…. From Getting Pregnant

So a “vacation from getting pregnant” is a great idea if you’ve been at this for a little awhile. You don’t necessarily have to go anywhere either if that’s too hard. But just putting a designated mental “timeout” on the process can be healthy for everyone involved. Even just for a few days. It’s easy to get tunnel vision about this and sometimes it’s just nice to get back in touch with the person you were, before you were the person trying to get pregnant.
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