It’s Okay to Not Enjoy Pregnancy

An aspect of pregnancy folks don’t always talk about — misery.

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“You Gainin’ Weight, Kristen.”

Her: “Kristeeeen! My friend!” Me: “Hey! What’s up?” -smiles- Her: “Come here! Let me give you a hug!” I feel reluctant and instantly tense up… We hug. And I know what’s about to come. Her: “You gainin’ weight.” Me: “Yes. Yes I am.” -smiles- Her: “It’s okay, though.” Me: “Yea, well, since you say it’s […]

Just Because It Jiggles Doesn’t Mean It’s A Boob

I’ve posted before about my securities and insecurities regarding my body and weight. While I continue to struggle (and succeed!) at accomplishing the goals I set for myself, I’m never able to forget the hilarity that comes with having a “mom body,” as I’ve taken to calling it over the years. As with any mother […]

I Left a Puddle in the Bed

Were you ever one of those unfortunate kids who had a dream you were going to the bathroom, only to wake up and realize you were going in the bed? Oh, um… yea… that never happened to me either. Hm.. Well, anyway. This isn’t about that. However, I did wake up to a nice big […]

I’m Not Weighing Myself Again

As women, we grow up learning all about pregnancy. We watch the bellies of our moms, aunts, sisters, and friends grow and grow and grow. We see them sick. We see them tired. We see their ankles swell. Pregnancy is a time of massive one-uppers. It shouldn’t be a contest, but it is. Everyone wants […]