differences between my first & second pregnancies

A lot of moms are more easygoing during their second pregnancies, but I was pretty laid-back the first time around. I didn’t follow any rules about what I shouldn’t eat, drink, or do. I listened to my body and practiced headstands well into my third trimester. I felt confident and strong and looked forward to … More differences between my first & second pregnancies

things you can totally say to me while i’m pregnant

There are lots of things people say that offend pregnant women. Then again, there are lots of things people say that offend people in general. Personally, I love any question that is asked in an honest effort to understand or show me I am cared for. Pregnancy is mysterious and fascinating and everyone experiences it differently. … More things you can totally say to me while i’m pregnant

practices for life beyond pregnancy

Pregnancy problem: I don’t have anything to wear. Seriously. Solution: Wardrobe simplicity. Women’s clothes normally come in an overwhelming array of sizes and styles. But when you’re pregnant, a small is supposed to fit a multitude of bodies of varied heights with differently shaped bellies, butts, and boobs. And maternity clothes are expensive. It took … More practices for life beyond pregnancy

second is not best: on why i love my third trimester most of all

Being eight months pregnant is the best thing ever. My first trimester was pretty exciting. I resigned from teaching, secured a new job, disposed of most of my earthly possessions, and said goodbye to my wonderful life of the past three years. I went to Colombia on an amazing missions trip, drove over 5200 miles … More second is not best: on why i love my third trimester most of all