The Glucose Tolerance (or Challenge) Test is a test all pregnant women must take in the middle of their second trimester to help rule out the possibility of gestational diabetes. It involves getting your blood drawn, drinking a sugary drink, and getting your blood drawn a second time, all in the span of an hour… Continue reading The Glucose Tolerance Test: What You Need to Know
Something about a pregnant woman makes people, including complete strangers, throw all sense of personal space out the window. They just want to touch your belly constantly. I’m never 100% sure what their end goal is, exactly. Feeling baby kicks? Getting some good luck? Having their wish granted? Who knows. Although I’m happy that they’re… Continue reading Your Baby Bump: An Irresistible Hand Magnet (& How to Deal With It)
Flutters. Popcorn popping. Butterflies. A little fish in a fishbowl. Gas bubbles. These are all the things I’d read online about what it would feel like the first time I felt my baby kick. And I know that every woman experiences it differently, but I just wanted to weigh in here by sharing what I… Continue reading What Do Baby’s Kicks Feel Like?
Mike and I recently attended a birthing class offered through our hospital across the span of two Saturdays, from 9 to 4 pm on both of the days. My first thought was… 9 to 4?? TWICE?! How much could they possibly have to tell you that requires 14 friggin’ hours?? Nonetheless, I knew I had some questions… Continue reading What Do You Learn in Birthing Class?
These are the movies that I watched and enjoyed very much during my pregnancy! They either gave me a good laugh, a few happy tears, or a serious case of “the feels”… but no matter the genre, they all made me appreciate pregnancy in a whole new way now that I’m finally experiencing it for it myself. So… Continue reading 7 Fun Movies to Watch While Pregnant
Admit it. When it comes to fighting a craving for that delicious chocolate chip cookie (or three, if we’re being frank here)… the struggle is real. And what about that last minute decision to stop off at the nearest fried chicken place because you saw a commercial on TV last week and haven’t been able to stop… Continue reading 5 Tips for Eating Healthy During Pregnancy
As a first-time mom myself, I wasn’t really sure what to add to my registry for my baby shower. I knew that I wanted to have all the essentials covered, plus a few extras, without going overboard on crazy things I would probably never use. I also knew that, as a first-time mom, I was… Continue reading Baby Registry Ideas for First-Time Mom
*Note: This post is NOT sponsored by any of these companies. These are just my honest personal opinions and experiences with their products, and I hope you will find them helpful! After I wake up each morning, my immediate routine consists of brushing my teeth and washing my face, getting dressed, taking care of my… Continue reading 3 Best FREE Pregnancy Apps
As a first-time mom, I had no clue what to expect during my pregnancy. As it turns out, I’ve quickly discovered that carrying around a bunch of extra weight in your belly throws off your entire center of gravity and makes you feel like an obese chihuahua after just a single bite of food at nearly… Continue reading 12 Pregnancy Must-Haves
I had been taking birth control pills for a loooooong time. But after we bought our house, settled into our careers, and finally got married… Mike and I decided it was okay for me to stop taking them. We weren’t expressly “trying” to conceive right off the bat, but we decided that if it happened,… Continue reading Our Journey to Pregnancy