October 24, 2017

One only has to do a quick search on Pinterest to find a million infographics concerning how much extra food a pregnant woman should eat.  The common advice is 300 extra calories per day, and there are usually a few examples of what 300 calories amounts to.

And while th...

September 26, 2017

Oh the hormones!!  It is hard to tell what is hormones and what is just stress from this life-changing event, but these weeks were full of so many highs and lows!

Weight Gain

I have not and do not plan on sharing overall weight gain because I don’t want to be part of the...

August 29, 2017

I cannot believe this pregnancy is already halfway (ish) over!!  The weeks are just flying by!


The mere realization of the fact I am halfway done has sent me into a sort of nesting panic where I just want everything ready for baby gheeful’s arrival RIGHT NOW.  M...

August 15, 2017

Flutters. Kicks. And Pillows. Oh my!


Movement.  I have been feeling flutters since week 13, but only in hindsight is it clear that was the baby.  It wasn’t until Week 17 that I could definitively say I felt the baby.  At first, it felt like taps from the inside....

August 1, 2017

This post documents weeks 5 through 16 with our first baby!

The second trimester is definitely easier than the first and I am happy to now be in the "magic middle"!


My first trimester symptoms let up around week 10. Up until then, I had extreme fatigue and nausea...

July 8, 2017

We're having a baby! I have ALWAYS wanted to be a mom, and it is so surreal that it is finally happening!

And I am so excited to document this pregnancy on the blog because I am such a fertility, pregnancy and birth nerd and love reading others' experiences! So here goe...

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