Topic: during pregnancy

10 Reasons Not To Keep Your Baby’s Gender A Secret

10 Reasons Not To Keep Your Babyâs Gender A Secret

One of the only things that I had to look forward to during both of my pregnancies was finding out the baby’s gender at the 20 week ultrasound. Seriously, it was all I lived for. To me, pregnancy was a long and often boring experience. I literally counted down the days until I could find out the gender, as it was one step closer to putting a face to the name of the passenger I was carrying in my belly. More »

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 »

You Better Send Thank You Notes If Someone Throws You A Baby Shower

You Better Send Thank You Notes If Someone Throws You A Baby Shower

This topic may be a dead horse, but I am so ready to beat it again. (Hey-o!) The truth is that not all women are gifted the occasion of a baby shower, but most women are. If you are pregnant, someone in your social circle will probably be kind enough to open their home or rent out a community center in your honor. They will slave away night and day for weeks, cutting dry crusts off tiny cucumber sandwiches and painstakingly counting the number of jelly beans in a baby bottle in order to give out door prizes, all for you. And what are you going to do about it? More »

If You Make An Expensive Baby Shower Registry, You Are A Pregnant Jerk

If You Make An Expensive Baby Shower Registry, You Are A Pregnant Jerk

If you want to come down the rabbit hole with me, I will be happy to tell you all about the semi-secret etiquette rules surrounding pregnancy, babies, and especially baby showers. If you aren’t neck-deep in the world of babies just yet, you may be surprised to hear that such rules exist. But they do. And if you break these rules, all of your friends are going to hate you. More »

10 Of The Most Adorable Pregnant Wedding Dresses, EVER

10 Of The Most Adorable Pregnant Wedding Dresses, EVER

This is the new millennium, y’all. Even though I was raised very religiously and come from a conservative corner of the United States (Texas), I’d like to think that most people don’t give a rat’s ass about a couple’s business when they get married. Most of us are happy to celebrate any couple willing to commit their lives to each other—even with an elephant, or baby bump, at the altar with them. More »

10 Baby Shower Games That Don’t Suck

10 Baby Shower Games That Donât Suck

It’s no secret that I absolutely detest baby shower games. I enjoyed my own baby shower precisely for that reason—my close friend hosting the shower was kind enough to ask if I wanted games or not. I did not hesitate to give her a big fat NOPE and went on to enjoy my shower with my husband—where we mixed and mingled with all of our friends and family without the constant pressure of the dreaded clothespin game. More »

10 Things To Do With Your Pregnant Belly If You’re Bored In The Third Trimester

10 Things To Do With Your Pregnant Belly If Youâre Bored In The Third Trimester

I don’t know about you, but pregnancy was a really boring time suck for me. Sure, there was a novelty in the first trimester when I got to announce and relish in all the attention, questions, and speculations about whether I would have a boy or a girl. Then, the second trimester was pretty okay because I felt mostly fine and had decent energy. But by the time the third trimester rolled around, I was a wreck. I was frustrated, fatigued, exhausted, irritable, and also really, really bored. More »

Every Mom Is Judging Your Baby Registry, It’s Not Your Imagination

Every Mom Is Judging Your Baby Registry, It's Not Your Imagination

The parenting world is rife with judgment. It sucks that this judgment starts almost at the moment of conception. People will judge you for what you do and don’t do during pregnancy, eat or don’t eat, drink or don’t drink (ahem, wine). People will judge the most seemingly innocent things to gauge your skill level as a mom – starting with your baby registry. More »

12 Gifts Every Pregnant Woman Desperately Needs In The Third Trimester

12 Gifts Every Pregnant Woman Desperately Needs In The Third Trimester

The simple act of procreation doesn’t warrant a gift in and of itself. But if you’ve ever been pregnant, you know how trying it can be at times with an end that never seems to be in sight. Pregnant women don’t deserve a pity party because they are willing participants in the process, but sometimes, it’s easy for a pregnant lady to get lost in the baby shower shuffle. More »