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Remembering The “Forgotten” Mothers on Mother’s Day

For many mothers, Mother’s Day is a day to be endured and survived, not celebrated.  I learned this on Mother’s Day 2006.  Our first born son had been stillborn and we’d buried him less than a month before.  I remember going to church that day and noticing that a baby baptism ceremony had been planned […]

The 6th Month Checkup

Today, I went for my 6th month check up at the baby doctor.  The visit is pretty much similar to the last one: they weight you, check your urine for protein and sugar, listen to the baby’s heartbeat, measure your growth, and listen to you complain! At each visit, your doctor should ask you if […]

Parenting “Solo” While Pregnant

My husband retired from the military after 22 years recently. I was thrilled for many reasons, but mostly because I thought he’d be home! No more lengthy separations due to work responsibilities. I never thought he’d land a civilian job which required him to travel extensively! I am almost 24 weeks pregnant at this point […]

The “Nesting” Urge

I have often heard stories about pregnant women who get the “nesting” urge.  The urge is supposed to hit before birth.  Pregnant women who get the nesting urge have an uncontrollable urge to fix up the house and get things ready for the baby. I am not sure why, but I have officially begun to […]

Gender and Old Wives’ Tales: Truth or Fiction?

My great-grandmother was a lay midwife and delivered many babies. She said she could “tell” if a baby was a boy or a girl and claimed that her methods were incredibly accurate. Since I’ve had an ultrasound which made it very clear that our child is a boy, I thought I’d evaluate some of the […]

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