Topic: pregnancy

Dear Mommyish: Pregnant Women Are Not Sexy

Dear Mommyish: Pregnant Women Are Not Sexy

I am sure that all men would rather have sex with their non-pregnant wives versus their pregnant wives. Nonetheless, Facebook is filled with many of my friends posing nude with a sheet covering their private parts while they are fully pregnant. Is nothing sacred? We can sexualize almost anything and anyone in our 21st day and age, but nothing is going to make a pregnant woman sexy. More »

I’m Done Having Kids But I’m Jealous Of Your Pregnancy

I'm Done Having Kids But I'm Jealous Of Your Pregnancy

Even though my baby making days are done, I get jealous when I see or hear about someone getting pregnant. I didn’t understand what my green eyed monster was feeding off of, since I’m perfectly content with my two boys. But the feelings keep coming, every time I see an ultrasound picture on Facebook or glance at the cover of a magazine in the checkout line. And finally it hit me- I’m not resentful that these woman were having babies, I am envious of their actual pregnancies. More »

Hey Pregnant Ladies! Get The Whooping Cough Vaccine To Protect Your Newborns

Hey Pregnant Ladies! Get The Whooping Cough Vaccine To Protect Your Newborns

Is this common knowledge, because I had no idea. Why didn’t my doctors ever tell me this? Maybe I just somehow missed the boat, but I wanted to write this up today just in case you did, too. Pass this info along to all of your pregnant friends. The cases of whooping cough are growing (especially in California) so this is very important information to have. More »

There’s Nothing Wrong With Saying ‘We’re Pregnant’

There's Nothing Wrong With Saying 'We're Pregnant'

Since I’ve always been annoyed by people who speak for others, it was not surprising that the “we’re pregnant” thing drove me a little nuts the first time I heard it. I thought about it this week because Mila Kunis had performed a hilarious skit on Jimmy Kimmel, where she implored men to stop saying, “we’re pregnant.” When a couple is expecting a child, there is clearly one person who is pregnant, right? It’s hard not to get eye-rolly when you hear someone say, “We’re pregnant!” No you’re not. She is. More »

How I Got Pregnant After Five Years Of Infertility

How I Got Pregnant After Five Years Of Infertility

I’ve been reluctant to write about a series of events that lead up to me finally getting pregnant after five years of infertility. I hate people who claim that if you only eat a certain way or (insert gimmick here) you will be on the road to motherhood in no time flat. It’s so condescending. That’s why in the three and a half years since I had my first child – I’ve never told any of these stories. But I talk about so many other aspects of my life – my pregnancies, my infertility struggles, my parenting pitfalls – it seems a little strange to leave this part out. More »

The 5 Most Offensively Unrealistic Pregnancy Movies

The 5 Most Offensively Unrealistic Pregnancy Movies

Look, I’m not fool enough to believe that mainstream Hollywood films are meant to be anything other than vehicles for common folk like me to temporarily escape our dreary daily lives. And hey, I’m fine with that most of the time – chances are, if I make the conscious choice to watch a fluffy flick starring the likes of Cameron Diaz, I’m probably not in the mood to see my everyday existence cinematically mirrored. But now that I’m pregnant (again), I can’t help but notice (again) how outrageously, offensively unrealistic the experience of bringing a child into the world is usually portrayed on the big screen. More »

10 Reactions You Will Have To People In The 9th Month Of Your Pregnancy

10 Reactions You Will Have To People In The 9th Month Of Your Pregnancy

The last few weeks of pregnancy are filled with joy and anticipation of the new life you are about to bring into this world. Just kidding! No they’re not! They’re filled with you anxiously anticipating your little parasite’s exit from your body. And everyone you know will be there to remind you how huge you are and how you look like you’re about to pop. Fun! More »

10 People Who Had Vasectomy Babies

10 People Who Had Vasectomy Babies

It is no secret that a vasectomy baby is my number one fear. My husband’s vasectomy has been good to go for over a year now, but I still have a bit of paranoia lurking in the back of my mind. Every time my cycle is a little off, or I feel queasy, or I am irrationally irritable, I’m like, GIVE ME THAT PREGNANCY TEST, GIVE IT TO ME NOW. More »

Push Presents Are Stupid, So Don’t Be Surprised If People Make Fun Of You If You Ask For One

Push Presents Are Stupid, So Don't Be Surprised If People Make Fun Of You If You Ask For One

As any company will tell you, labeling is everything. Calling a nice gift someone happens to give a pregnant lady after she gives birth a “push present” makes everyone’s skin crawl, just FYI. Also, requesting a gift for pushing a baby out of your vagina probably won’t go over well, either. I’m not saying you don’t deserve one – I’m just saying it’s all in the delivery. Saying something like, “I expect a diamond for going through pregnancy” will probably have everyone’s eyes in your general vicinity rolling into the back of their heads. More »