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The Underbelly of Pregnancy

The Underbelly of Pregnancy

(Original Image Source: Huffington Post) Spoiler Alert: This post is going to be full of things that could be categorized as TMI. If you’re squeamish about bodily functions, or just don’t care about anything related to pregnancy, feel free to skip this one. I’ll be the first to admit that I went into this whole pregnancy thing with a very basic knowledge of what happens to the body. Some of it I learned in the brief period I was pregnant last year, the rest vicariously through other’s pregnancies. And while I felt like I knew what was coming, the reality is most people don’t share the full picture. I mean,...

10 Things Pregnancy Has Taught Me…So Far.

10 things pregnancy has taught me...so far.

With each passing week of this pregnancy (can you believe it’s already 18 weeks?!), I feel like there are some themes that continue to come up for me. Some lessons I’ve known, but promptly forgotten. Others have become crystal clear in new ways. And a small few I’m learning for the very first time. Just because it took pregnancy to knock me over the head with these lessons, doesn’t mean you have to be knocked up to take them in. Except for the bit about pregnancy brain. That one requires a life growing inside of you to fully understand (and appreciate) those who manage to stay organized and on top...

Speaking of Growing Miracles…

Ice Ice Baby Pregnancy Announcement

Out of difficulties grow miracles. I chose yesterday’s quote (in the heading above) for a very special reason. For me, it totally sums up how I feel about this pregnancy and the journey we have been on for the past four years. One that has been filled with difficulties, as well as an immense amount of love and growth. The culmination being this little baby that is growing and developing inside of me. In sharing the news with friends and loved ones, and then again through Facebook and Twitter, I have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of love, support, and tears of joy that have resulted. It has been such...