Hindsight is always 20-20, isn’t that the catch phrase? One of the things I always strive for is not to let that darn hindsight bite me in the butt! So when we were trying to conceive, I started looking up cute ways to document pregnancy. Here are a few of my favorites! … Continue reading Documenting Pregnancy
Thinking back, it’s funny that I didn’t suspect anything. I had all of my normal PMS symptoms (1 day early mind you)….the moodiness, the AWFUL headache that usually starts around 12 Friday and sends me to bed early, and even some mild PMS cramps. All very typical. And I specifically remember (week 2, day 1) … Continue reading That Stinkin’ Faint Blue Line
I was one of the lucky ones. We only had to go through this phase one time. And after just that once, I truly cannot imagine having to go through this month after month, so props to you mommas who have been trying for months on end! My prayers are with you! Since I know … Continue reading 10 Ways to Manage the 2 Week Wait
So the majority of us mommas have heard that tobacco use, alcohol and drug use are all no-no’s for pregnant women. But why? What’s the risk? First of all, I know (and have seen it happen first hand) that a mandated reporter can contact children and youth regarding a pregnant woman who is smoking. I’ve … Continue reading Tobacco and Alcohol During Pregnancy
So something that my family doctor had recommended when we first discussed TTC many months ago was to start taking a prenatal vitamin. I was a bit surprised that he was actually recommending starting the vitamin before we knew we were even pregnant. Apparently reason being was two-fold. Firstly, folic acid and other nutrients can … Continue reading Prenatal Vitamins
Here is some REALLY basic information on how to be financially prepared to have a baby. Please note that I am NOT a financial planner and this is information from websites/books and some personal experience. Basically, I don’t think that you can ever feel totally “ready” financially to have a baby. One of our biggest … Continue reading Are You Financially Prepared?
This was another topic that I had a lot of interest in. As you probably know by now, I love the research, and of course, this is a hot topic. So here’s a bit of research on the topic. Certainly not all there is out there, but enough that it summarizes your probability of getting … Continue reading Chances of Getting Pregnant
Like I said, I love to do research and I love to feel well prepared for any life choice that I make. That being said, starting about 2 months before we pulled the goalkeeper, I began digging through TON’S of information on Trying to Conceive (TTC). One of the most important things that I found … Continue reading Trying To Conceive