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My miscarriage at 6 weeks pregnant

My miscarriage at 6 weeks pregnant

Since the moment I found out I was pregnant, I couldn’t wait for my first trip to the OBGYN. And I am NOT one to be excited about going to a doctors office — I have a phobia of doctors, needles, filling out medical paperwork, […]

Why IDGAF about telling people you’re pregnant “too early”

Why IDGAF about telling people you’re pregnant “too early”

Remember when I was all “Boo hoo, I don’t feel like shit anymore. What’s wrong with me?” Don’t worry, guys, it’s now the 6th week of pregnancy, and I feel like shit again! Like, more like shit than ever! So much like shit that I […]

WTF is happening to me!?: Looking for the best ways to learn about pregnancy

WTF is happening to me!?: Looking for the best ways to learn about pregnancy

There’s two things you should know about me:

  1. I’ve been child free ever since I realized that was a thing.
  2. Also I’m pregnant.

Which means I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT PREGNANCY!

I’ve never paid attention to all-things-baby-having with any level of detail other than, it looks like it generally sucks. So you can imagine that right now I have so many questions(more…)

All of a sudden I don’t feel like I’m pregnant anymore

All of a sudden I don’t feel like I’m pregnant anymore

It’s 5 weeks into my pregnancy, and I don’t feel like I’m pregnant. I’m not getting nauseous anymore. I stopped feeling any of those twinges in my abdomen that I was getting all the time. While I still get fatigued and a little dizzy, that […]

First trimester pregnancy is the worst fart joke EVER

First trimester pregnancy is the worst fart joke EVER

It’s only been five weeks and the farting during pregnancy is out of control. It’s both humiliating and scary at times. And SO SMELLY! Omg, so smelly. I silently farted in the car with my husband the other day — like I ALWAYS do and […]

How I’m learning to chill out and stop thinking about miscarriage

How I’m learning to chill out and stop thinking about miscarriage

Sigh. Is there ever a moment in pregnancy where you stop feeling stressed out and can actually enjoy it?

I went immediately from stressing out over whether or not I was going to be able to get pregnant, to stressing over losing this pregnancy the moment I got pregnant.

I seriously can’t stop thinking about miscarriage…

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First trimester breast pain, aka “My boobs are going to explode”

First trimester breast pain, aka “My boobs are going to explode”

Even before I found out I was pregnant my boobs started aching. It felt like the normal “I’m going to get my period” boob pain. And then I found out it was more like “I’m going to have a baby” boob pain. And, at four […]

The “Pandora’s Box” method of telling your partner you’re pregnant

The “Pandora’s Box” method of telling your partner you’re pregnant

Minutes after learning I was pregnant, I threw the first pregnancy test away. My thinking at the time was that I wanted to wait to tell my husband the next night — our special night to make dinner at home. (And, okay, fine, I wanted […]

Holy shit I’m pregnant!!!!

Holy shit I’m pregnant!!!!

While I was at a cafe, writing that last post, I started looking up early pregnancy symptoms. And when I started to add them all up (exhaustion + breast tenderness + nipple changes + frequent urination) I had a feeling I was truly pregnant.

I know I said I was going to wait until a day to take a pregnancy test. But… I couldn’t! So I took a pregnancy test the moment we got back home, and three minutes later: (more…)

Is it possible to NOT celebrate Mother’s Day as a mother?

Is it possible to NOT celebrate Mother’s Day as a mother?

Today is Mother’s Day. It’s the first Mother’s Day of my 35+ years of life where I’m technically a mother. And that technicality is about the size of a chia seed and it’s implanted in my uterus. And if we’re getting really technical, I don’t […]