Topic: pregnancy

10 Things Any Woman Can Look Forward To During Pregnancy

10 Things Any Woman Can Look Forward To During Pregnancy

For me, pregnancy was okay. I didn’t have a bad time, but it was nothing to write home about. I personally am not a very patient person, so I was more so looking forward to the end product. I had a hard time glowing and radiating love and waiting for my baby to grow inside of me. I just wanted him to get out so that I could figure out the intimidating newborn stuff and get to know him already. Did I mention that I’m not very patient? More »

10 Things Pregnant Ladies Love To Hear

10 Things Pregnant Ladies Love To Hear

Pregnant ladies take a lot of crap and it’s awful because it’s during a time in life where a woman should only hear the good things. Your feet hurt, you’ve got crotch and boob sweat, you’re growing out of shirts left and right- this is a time where you need sunshine blown up your ass as much as possible, even if much if it is not true. You don’t want people asking if you are sure it’s not twins because you are so huge. You don’t want to hear from anyone that your face looks “different”. And you sure as hell don’t want to be stopped from rambling about all the fun baby stuff you have going on. More »

Open Thread: What Did Your Pregnant Boobs Look Like?

Open Thread: What Did Your Pregnant Boobs Look Like?

Ok, ya’ll- I am about to get very real with you about pregnant boobs. Namely, MY pregnant boobs, in the hopes that you will all share yours. I mean, I’m not going to flash you or anything but I am going to be very frank about what exactly they looked like toward the end of my pregnancies and I hope you will all do the same in this thread and we can all lol-cry at the sadness and hilarity of pregnant boobs. More »

Eden Foods Wants To Deny Birth Control Coverage For Employees And Here We Go Again

Eden Foods Wants To Deny Birth Control Coverage For Employees And Here We Go Again

In the wake of the Hobby Lobby ruling, so many who supported them in their fight to not cover forms of birth control they believed to be abortifacients were shrieking about how it was not a big deal because Hobby Lobby was still covering other forms of birth control. The company’s lawsuit was specific to blocking coverage of Plan B (“The Morning After Pill”), Ella (another form of emergency contraception), copper IUD’s, and IUD’s with progestin, all in the name of their “sincerely held religious beliefs”. Hobby Lobby covers 16 other forms of birth control for it’s employees. Many of those who were against Hobby Lobby stated their concern that although it is good Hobby Lobby is still willing to cover all other forms of birth control that this decision by SCOTUS would set a precedent for other companies to take similar measures or to go to even bigger extremes in what they would attempt to deny their employees. More »

The Only Person Who Wants To See Your Ultrasound Picture Is Your Mom

The Only Person Who Wants To See Your Ultrasound Picture Is Your Mom

I was so excited for our first ultrasound. I was thrilled for the opportunity to actually make out some limbs and a skeletal system on the little being I was housing. That little alien-looking baby was mine – and I loved him from first glimpse. It’s a little hard to be objective about these things when said alien-baby is in your womb. Don’t be surprised if others aren’t as thrilled as you are to see its image. More »

If Anyone Tells You Not To Enjoy Coffee, Wine Or Sushi During Pregnancy – Tell Them To Shove It

If Anyone Tells You Not To Enjoy Coffee, Wine Or Sushi During Pregnancy - Tell Them To Shove It

There certainly is a laundry list of things you are told not to consume when pregnant, and a lot of it is bullshit. If you are a reasonable person who can reasonably assess the difference between a little bit of something and too much of a good thing – you can have almost all the things people tell you to avoid. Being pregnant can be enough of a drag without constantly policing yourself – or worse – being policed by others. More »

How To Parent Like A Juggalo

How To Parent Like A Juggalo

But what does it take to be a Juggalo parent? Juggalo parenting goes way beyond simply dropping out of the third grade to start a meth lab. No, to mold a proper Ninja or Ninjette, you need to truly commit to the Juggalo lifestyle, or risk committing that most heinous of crimes – creating a Jugga-ho 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 »