revealing the naked truth about the tremendous joys, the excruciating pains, and the inevitable disfigurement that go along with pregnancy, jenny mccarthy tells you what you can really expect when you're expecting! from morning sickness and hormonal rage, to hemorrhoids, granny panties, pregnant sex, and the torture and sweet relief that is delivery, belly laughs is must-read comic relief for anyone who is pregnant, has ever been pregnant, is trying to get pregnant, or, indeed, has ever been born!
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
definitely a must-read for those planning to have a natural birth, though i think that all women preparing for birth should read this book. in some aspects it did feel like a cheesy "self-help" book, but england really does give some good insight on why some women end up having a birth experience that they are not satisfied with or did not want to begin with. england also provides exercises to do to help women face their birthing fears, come to terms with previous birthing experiences that they have had, or to just get more "connected" to their current pregnancy.
she also has a section dedicated to the birthing coaches and how he/she can make the birthing experience more "enjoyable", and includes a couple of "cheat sheets" in the back of the book for them to use during the actual birth, which is really nice considering there are so many other things going on on that day, so it's nice to not have to worry about memorizing something. i'll be copying them for D.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Maternity Clothes: yep
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
it didn't really leave us much storage space. and the shelves had that little bar separation throughout so that the hangers couldn't be free-sliding. i hated it!
here's how the closet is set up now after the system was installed - with double rows, and free-sliding shelving:
obviously we have since put our clothes back in the closet, so i'll have to post a pic of what the closet currently looks like soon. but that will be after we finish our next nesting project - cleaning out/organizing the closet. what does that have to do with nesting? well, with babies come extra stuff, so i want to make sure our extra stuff is at a minimum before adding to that. and we also plan to use some of our closet space to house Baby T's stuff, so i want to get that organized too. pics soon to follow...
Monday, March 22, 2010
Maternity Clothes: i actually had to go to khol's this weekend and pick up a couple more tops in honor of spring arriving (all of my tops were long sleeve).
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Maternity Clothes: still in them.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Last night I came home to this box on my doorstep. I'm assuming it is the crib from our registry that my in-laws got us! Can't wait to get D to set this up ;) Woot, woot!!
Monday, March 8, 2010
Maternity Clothes: still in them.
he probably now has a wardrobe bigger than mine!
and in addition to all of that, i happened to look at my registry yesterday, and noticed that 5! things had been purchased off of it!! i think i'm going to start registry stalking my registry again (like i did when D and i got married). :)
this sure does make things even more "real"...
Thursday, March 4, 2010
granted, i couldn't do all of that even before i got pg anyway because of my recovering ankle. but it still gave me some hope that i might be able to shake it in another month or so. :)
NPR: Home Births Rise, Mostly By Choice
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Here is a holistic approach to childbirth that examines this profound rite-of-passage, not as a medical event, but as an act of self-discovery. Exercises and activities such as journal writing, meditation, and painting will help mothers analyze their thoughts and face their fears during pregnancy. For use during birth, the book offers proven techniques for coping with labor pain without drugs, a discussion of the doctor or midwife’s role, and a look at the father’s responsibilities. Childbirth education should also include what do expect after the baby is born. Here are baby basics, such as how to bathe a newborn, how to get the little one to sleep, and tips for getting nursing off to a good start. Pregnancy, birth, and postpartum is a process of continuous learning and adjustment; Birthing From Within provides the necessary support and education to make each phase of birthing a rewarding experience.
Monday, March 1, 2010
Maternity Clothes: check! but luckily i have still be able to fit into some of my pre-pg tops (the ones that were loose fitting to begin with of course)