Oh, It’s Tuesday: A (Definite) Date with Betty

Photo by Kalimba Bennett So last week I hit the pregnancy wall. I can’t sleep, I can’t get up w/o a lot of effort. My knees hurt when I walk, my back hurts when I walk or sit. Sitting for too long is uncomfortable, lying down w/o propping my head up properly has led to 3 counts of...

Wow! It’s Wednesday! Tea with Hitler

So the one pregnancy symptom I had hoped to avoid happened yesterday. After 3 hours of sitting and writing on our back office futon, which doesn’t allow my feet to touch the ground, when I walked downstairs to join my husband for Heroes, I found that my feet were swollen. I complained...

Wow! It’s Wednesday! The Heel of the Matter

So I’ve never been the type of woman that could wear high heels all day. Pumps … only if I won’t be doing a ton of standing. Wedges, though, are awesome and I used to wear them into the ground. However, I made an awful discovery when I slipped on my sister’s black...

Oh, It’s Tuesday: Is “Pregnancy Brain” a Pregnancy M...

When I first started reading this Jezebel post about a new study, which supposedly disproved “preg head” or “pregnancy brain” or more simply becoming more fuzzy head while pregnant, I said “Bullshit.” Seriously, I said it out loud while reading the story in...

Philosophical Monday: On Becoming a Bad Pregnant Person

So I had  really lovely plans about what kind of pregnant person I would be. First of all, I wouldn’t get sick or have pregnancy symptoms, b/c I rarely get sick and never have symptoms of anything. In fact, I got through 6 months in China with only one bout of food poisoning, which is...

Dear Thursday: The 70% Gender

So I’ve been told that a lot of mothers-to-be instinctively know whether they’re carrying a boy or a girl. My best friend Monique insisted that she was carrying a boy despite her husband, mother, and me thinking otherwise. Then a few months later, lo and behold, it’s a boy....

Oh, It’s Tuesday: The Freaks Come Out at Night

I don’t want to complain any more than I already have about my first trimester of pregnancy. But alas I fear that it’s in my very core nature. I’ve mentioned before that I’m a terrible sick person, which is why I think I rarely get sick — being a kind deity,...

Wow! It’s Wednesday! One More IVF Blog

As I’ve said before, IVF pregnancies are a little different. From what I can see, women tend to either be a lot more secretive or a lot more forthcoming about them. I’ve chosen forthcoming. I wish that more women would. And I would love for stars like J.Lo, Angelina Jolie, Nicole...

Philosophical Monday: Good News Thanksgiving

Good news! Good news! On Friday night the 24/7 morning sickness broke and basically settled for just coming on in waves throughout the day. This doesn’t sound as awesome as it is, but believe me when I say that compared to 24/7 nausea, it totally is. I’m grateful for three things:...

Hello Friday: Ginger, Ginger Everywhere or Morning Sickness Pt. 2

Thanks so much to everybody who weighed in on morning sickness cures yesterday. The main suggestion was ginger and time (which seemed like a call for patience if you read between the lines). Well, as we all know, I’m not great with the p-stuff, but CH did bring home an assortment of...