Pregnancy week 28: If these uterus walls could talk

16 Apr

Pregnancy week 28: If these uterus walls could talk

This past week was the LA Times Festival of Books, which has become an annual tradition for my writer girlfriends and me. It was my second time attending the festival — and it’s the second time I’ve been pregnant at the festival.  However, the baby I carried last year died in the first trimester. I thought […]

Pregnancy Week 27: Just the tip of the third trimester

6 Apr

Pregnancy Week 27: Just the tip of the third trimester

ME: My pregnancy app says we need to talk about circumcision tonight. Presumably for the baby, but they didn’t really specify. HUSBAND: OK. What do you want to say about it? ME: (Googling) It appears to be a controversial topic with many pros and cons. HUSBAND: How do you feel? ME: I actually have no strong […]

Pregnancy Week 26: Is this normal?

30 Mar

Pregnancy Week 26: Is this normal?

It’s the final week of the second trimester! The exciting thing about week 26 is that we’re far enough along, the baby will likely survive if he is born right now. (But please stay in there. Keep baking, little bun.) We have also entered double digits in the countdown to the due date, which is ridiculous. […]

Five steps to a perfect budget babymoon (or any kind of vacation!)

26 Mar

Five steps to a perfect budget babymoon (or any kind of vacation!)

Travel is very important to The Husband and me. But so is saving money, especially now that we have a baby on the way. So while we did want to indulge in a babymoon — our last getaway as a couple before our boy is born — we also wanted to keep enough cash in […]

Pregnancy Week 25: A pierce of my heart

23 Mar

Pregnancy Week 25: A pierce of my heart

This week I am bidding adieu to my navel ring. It’s not that I want to get rid of the piercing. It’s just that my belly is pushing against the steel hardware to the point that something’s gotta give. And I don’t want it to be the belly. (You can’t see it here with my […]