Pregnancy

You Might Feel Fine

Ask any random person to list the first few things that come to mind when they think of pregnancy, and you’re likely to get…

My One-Off Baby

Getting pregnant was a surprise for me. Not to say that the method was a surprise – but the time frame certainly was. I…

The 5 Types of New Mom Fatigue

Growing a human person from scratch and then raising them is wonderfully rewarding, but it’s also unrelenting and exhausting work. Once, long before I had…

Test Your Baby Name

On the surface, it doesn’t seem that difficult to name a baby – you just find a name that you like and run with…

Third Pregnancy Be Like…

Let me start by saying this: the differences between a first and third pregnancy are like the differences between a Duggar and a Kardashian. Besides…

Clean Nest, New Chick

As soon as I told my 86-year-old grandmother I was pregnant, she said: “If you suddenly find yourself cleaning the house like a mad…

The End of Pregnancy is the Worst

It seems like pregnant women are constantly complaining about the last few weeks of their pregnancies. Unless she delivers early, nearly every mommy will undoubtedly reach a…

Good For You

Let’s face it. Being a mom is quite possibly one of the hardest jobs on the planet. To the women whose gigs consist of…

I Have No Idea

When I became a new mother, I was baffled by the amount of questions I received; I expected to be the one with the…

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5 Little Words

My pregnancy was far from picture perfect. I’ve written before about the struggle to conceive and touched briefly on the laundry list of pregnancy-related…

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It’s a What???

  When I found out I was pregnant with my first baby, I ran straight to the mall. I ended up buying a 0-3…

Week 5 of Pregnancy

This is around the time that you usually know something is up. Where the hell is my period? Why do my boobs hurt? Why…

Week 4 of Pregnancy

So your blastocyst has parked itself on your uterine wall and it has split in two – one side will become the embryo, and…

Week 3 of Pregnancy

Now you’ve gone and done it and fertilized an egg, you dirty birds. Nice work. The fertilized egg is now a zygote. Which I…

Week 2 of Pregnancy

You’re still not pregnant, but your body is building up your uterine lining to prep for ovulation. If you’re paying attention, you’ll notice an…

Week 1 of Pregnancy

Let’s be honest here, there really is no week one. This is the first day of your last period and this is what you’ll…

Top Birth Fears

I’m all about giving you guys plenty of information in an effort to keep your pregnancy sunny side up. But I know many of…

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How to Handle Bed Rest

There’s nothing more terrifying than being told by your doctor that something has gone so horribly wrong with your pregnancy, and you have to…

So, Do You Have Kids?

To the working moms, You’re not less valuable to a company because you’re a mom. You’re more valuable. When I went on maternity leave,…

Third Trimester Bingo

When Leilah Mooney Joseph (a FTM who was 33 weeks pregnant in Washington DC in August) tweeted me this Third Trimester Bingo I just howled. I’m…

Week 42 of Pregnancy

  Hey Bud, 42 weeks. Here we are. If you’re still pregnant you’ve probably had the induction chat. Generally speaking, 42 weeks is the…

Week 41 of Pregnancy

All these updates are getting tricky for me because I have no way of knowing if you’re still pregnant or holding a baby. If…

Week 40 of Pregnancy

Run to the top of the steps and do your victory dance, Rocky! You made it! No? Too winded and feeling like you’re pinned…

Week 39 of Pregnancy

Are you at the point where people are picking up the phone saying “Is the baby coming?!” when you call? It’s right around this…

Week 38 of Pregnancy

I love how some sites are still comparing your baby to fruits and vegetables at this point. If they want to show you what…

Week 37 of Pregnancy

Can I get a woot woot for full term? Aw, hell yeah! You’re good to go anytime now, sugar bum. Well, that’s sort of…

Week 36 of Pregnancy

“Have you set up the nursery?” That is all anyone asked me for the last few weeks of my pregnancy along with “Haven’t you…

Week 35 of Pregnancy

Okay, throughout this whole pregnancy you’ve probably been thinking about how you’re going to raise your child (at least I hope you have). Well,…

Week 33 of Pregnancy

Your baby is pretty close to being finished growing lengthwise, but it will do some serious beefing up over the next seven weeks. Many…

Week 32 of Pregnancy

Hey, how are your legs? Restless leg syndrome is not dangerous or a sign that anything is wrong but it can be uncomfortable and…

Week 31 of Pregnancy

If it hasn’t happened already, this is about the time people start saying things like, “Haven’t you had that baby yet?” To this, you…

Week 30 of Pregnancy

Week 30! Hell yeah! Look at you go and look at that baby grow. Thanks to your little wonder, which is about a three-pound…

Week 29 of Pregnancy

Hey stretch marks, guess what? You’re an asshole. Stretch marks are caused when your skin stretches or grows rapidly and the protein that makes…

Week 28 of Pregnancy

Woohoo! Third trimester, baby! Your baby is around 16 inches long and 2.5 pounds so pick up a random Chihuahua on the street to…

Week 27 of Pregnancy

How ya doin’? Are you scared about the whole birth thing? I don’t think there are many women that aren’t nervous about giving birth…

Week 26 of Pregnancy

Hang in there, kid, you’re doing great! Pregnancy may be taking its toll by now. Some of you are saying, “What are you talking…

Week 25 of Pregnancy

I know! Let’s talk about pre-term labour. Fun or what? Now don’t pretend you haven’t googled the shit out of how far along you…

Week 24 of Pregnancy

Guess what? We’ve made it to the point where your baby is as long as a footlong sub –I’ve been dying to use that…

Week 23 of Pregnancy

How ya doin’, Sugar? Speaking of sugar, you’re going to be coming up for your glucose screening test to make sure you’re not rockin’…

Week 22 of Pregnancy

Guess who’s about the size of a Barbie doll? Hint: it isn’t you. Yep, your baby is about the length of a Barbie but…

Week 21 of Pregnancy

Your baby is a whopping three-quarters of a pound (or 360 grams) and is about 101/2  inches long which is about the size of…

Week 20 of Pregnancy

Woohoo! Halfway point! Do a victory lap around the block! Ha, no, fuck that noise, you do what you want, you’ve earned it, honey….

Week 19 of Pregnancy

You may have already had your mid-pregnancy ultrasound (often called a Level II Ultrasound, Fetal Anatomy Survey or a Fetal Anomaly Screen) because you…

Week 18 of Pregnancy

“Arrrgh, son-of-a-bitch leg cramp!” is something you may have uttered recently. Most likely it was when you were in bed after finally getting to…

Week 17 of Pregnancy

Way to pork up, kid! No, not you, your baby, well, if you’re like me, then you too (high five). Your baby is about…

Week 16 of Pregnancy

“Hi kiddo, that’s the world you hear because your ears work!” Cue the cool tunes because your baby can hear them now. It’s also…

Week 15 of Pregnancy

Your baby’s ears have migrated to the side of their head for many, many years of ignoring you down the road. The little weeble…

Week 14 of Pregnancy

Second trimester! Can I get a woot woot? Have these been the longest weeks of your life, or what? By the time you have…

Week 13 of Pregnancy

Your kid has fingerprints now so it better give up on that bank heist it was planning. It’s probably for the best seeing as…

Week 12 of Pregnancy

If you can believe it, your baby has fingernails now. In no time these will be used to scratch your face with razor sharp…

Week 10 of Pregnancy

Your baby is somewhere between the size of a cherry or prune, depending on what book you’re reading or how freaky big your fruit…

Week 9 of Pregnancy

Let’s see. What have we got now? Eyes in the right place? Check. Movement? Check (even though you still can’t feel it). An audible…

Week 8 of Pregnancy

Shark baby has webbed fingers and toes now making it more bad-ass than ever even though its tail is pretty much gone. It’s starting to…

Week 7 of Pregnancy

Hooray, your baby has paddles and a tail! No, that’s a good thing because the paddles become arms and legs and the tail becomes…

Week 6 of Pregnancy

How ya feeling, Bud? I love how movies and television always make morning sickness cute. We’ve all seen shows where the woman that realizes…

BellyBra Review

Our very first Peep Tested review! Check out what everyone thought of the BellyBra Maternity Support Tank!

Pregnancy, WTF?

Seeing as how I am now a third-time veteran of the miracle known as pregnancy, I would like to hand down some of my…

That Kind of Girl

“Oh, you want to have kids?” My friend asked me, a hint of surprise in her voice. This question stung me, but I realized…

Best Photos to Take Before the Baby Arrives

One of my biggest regrets is that I didn’t do a great job documenting my pregnancy. A friend of mine told me to at least take a photograph of myself pregnant because she didn’t and now her children don’t believe that she’s their mother.

Totally Pregnant App

  By now you guys know that I wrote my own bitchin’ weekly pregnancy calendar, right? One of my goals when I wrote that…

Kick Counts in Pregnancy

A kick count is something some OBs and midwives like pregnant ladies to do during their third trimester. There are a few different ways…

6 Tips For Making A Pregnancy Reveal Video

Nothing cheers me up more than watching pregnancy reveal reactions on YouTube. They make me happy, they make me cry, and they make me want to invite these families to dinner because they are just so awesome.

WTF is a Kegel?

Many pregnant women go through 40 weeks of people telling them “Get plenty of rest! Drink plenty of water! And do your Kegels!”  in that…

Best Maternity Swimwear

Let me start this post by saying you don’t have to buy a bathing suit that is specifically maternity. If you aren’t that far…

Losing It – Week Four

Well, I made it. Woot! One whole month of eating well thanks to Sprout Right, and doing Jillian’s Michael’s shred but let’s face it,…

Pregnancy Brain

Today’s post has been brought to you by stark. raving. mad. mommy. I love her for her wit, kick ass cowboy boots and her…

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picclick.com

Okay, I posted this on Facebook a while back but recently rediscovered it. It’s called picclick.com and it’s a search engine were you can…

15 Morning Sickness Remedies

Nobody knows what causes morning sickness (or in some cases, all-frickin’-day sickness) and, therefore, nobody really knows a cure. Typically, this is when my…

Underwear Opus

  First of all, I’d like you all to know that me guest posting on Pregnant Chicken should not, in any way, be taken…

Web searching while pregnant

5 Tips for Web Searching

As I’m wading through all the pregnancy information out there, I’m finding there are a few tricks to finding out the real deal on…

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The Coffee Cuff

My friend was wearing a really nice bracelet and I commented on it. She said “thanks it’s actually a coffee cuff too” then slipped…

Stages of Pregnancy

  Stage 1: You just found out you’re pregnant. You’re excited (or horrified) and you can’t believe you’re going to be a mother. You…