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My Two Very Different BFPs

My Two Very Different BFPs

A decade ago, when I decided I was done with the hormones in birth control pills, I charted my cycle by taking my temperature every morning. Since I had such a regular cycle, it worked like a charm as a reliable birth control method for my boyfriend-then-husband and me for over five years. A little [...]

Fernanda’s Balloon Gender Reveal Party

Fernanda’s Balloon Gender Reveal Party

When Fernanda found out she was pregnant with baby number two, she knew she definitely wanted to find out the baby’s gender. What better way than to involve her son and her closest friends and family in a pink and blue inspired balloon gender reveal party?! You can’t hide this mama’s excitement when she finds [...]

Balloon Gender Reveal Photoshoot

Balloon Gender Reveal Photoshoot

When Real Mama Amy Pina found out she was having her second baby, she knew right away she wanted to announce the gender of the baby with a cute reveal. She first found out the baby’s gender, hired a photographer and had her husband and son participate in a photoshoot, releasing blue balloons. She revealed [...]

And I love them just the same (My two very different BFPs)

And I love them just the same (My two very different BFPs)

My first pregnancy was a complete and total surprise. My two very different BFPs Well, not a complete surprise. I had gone off the pill only two months after getting married just to see what would come from it. I still did not think a pregnancy would actually happen to me. My husband and I were [...]

First Trimester with a Toddler in Tow

First Trimester with a Toddler in Tow

“Mommy, don’t throw up.” That’s what my two-year-old has been reminding me, periodically, since I had the misfortune to get sick in front of her a few weeks ago. Yes, I said a few weeks ago. Apparently it was that traumatic. The first trimester of pregnancy usually sucks, any way you look at it. But [...]

Unexpected Surprise: My BFP?!

Unexpected Surprise: My BFP?!

November 4th, 2005 will be forever etched into my mind. It started out like any other normal day for me. I drove across town and picked up my friend for some lunch and shopping. We were in a goofy mood and spent the day looking at baby stuff and joked about being pregnant. One of [...]

A chronic tester gets her BFP!

A chronic tester gets her BFP!

“I will not test. I will not test. I will not test.” It was 8 a.m. Monday morning… better known as “10 Days Past Ovulation.” I was what you might call a “Chronic Tester.” I’d be ashamed for anyone to know how much money I blew on pregnancy tests in the 4 months it took [...]

Preggosaurus Rex

Preggosaurus Rex

As a woman’s pregnancy progresses, she usually watches her body transform in ways she never imagined possible. She often doesn’t even recognize her own body anymore and can even feel less-than-human at times. Pregnancy is so strange that toward the end, you might find you have more in common with a Tyrannosaurus Rex than you [...]

My surprise birthday present! A BFP?!

My surprise birthday present! A BFP?!

My husband and I had been married for about five months when we decided that we wouldn’t necessarily try to get pregnant, but we wouldn’t prevent it either. So at the end of February 2011, I didn’t refill my prescription for the birth control pill I was taking. From what I had heard, it would [...]

Breastfeeding While Pregnant

Breastfeeding While Pregnant

It’s no secret that breastfeeding is hard work. And even for a seasoned breastfeeding-pro mama, breastfeeding while pregnant is no walk in the park. When my daughter was a newborn, she and I definitely went through our share of bumps in the road when it came to breastfeeding— an oversupply, an undersupply, a painful latch, [...]

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