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Sep04
When The Worst Happens: Helping a Friend Cope With Pregnancy Loss

When The Worst Happens: Helping a Friend Cope With Pregnancy Loss

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I have to admit that the first time I read this question I frantically zeroed in on the Back button and got the hell away from it, once I realized what it was about. It took a few days before I was able to go back and really read it. And then it took a few days after that before I realized I just couldn’t answer it. Not by myself, anyway.

Sep03
Carseat Tetris: What Seat Fits In What Car

Carseat Tetris: What Seat Fits In What Car

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Tell me the make and model of both your carseat and car, and a definitive-ish yes/no/ehhhh on how well it fits. Bonus points for any tales of car seats that absolutely did NOT fit into a certain car. Double bonus points for car seat recommendations for small cars or fitting multiple seats and children into a single row.

Sep02
Week 33

Week 33

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OKAY. FINE. HOSPITAL BAG PACKING TIME.
People have been begging for this one, and while I intended to save it until the week that I, you know, actually packed my hospital bag, apparently a whole lot of you prefer to be proactive and pack it super early. Or else you just plan to obsess about it for five or six more weeks. (That I kind of actually relate to.)

Aug26
Week 32

Week 32

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Your Baby: Is about three pounds, 11 ounces and 16 inches long. Is starting to get pretty crowded in there, so you may feel more subtle, rolling-type movements instead of sharp pointy kicks. You: May notice a slight change in your belly shape over the next few weeks — kind of…downward sloping. Not so much […]

Aug25

Returning to Work: How to Survive & How to Cut Yourself Some Slack Already

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Dear Amy, Five months ago I had the most delicious little girl in the whole world. Perfectly chubby thighs? Check. Sleeps through the night? Check. Always smiling and/or laughing? Double check. In short, I’m half-way convinced that the hospital made a horrendous mistake by giving me someone else’s happy-go-lucky girl, and by giving my screaming, […]

Aug19
Week 31

Week 31

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Your Baby: Blah blah blah 3.3 pounds, bag of oranges, sock full of nickels, etc. Enjoys yawning, sucking his or her thumb, kicking mom in the diaphragm. Turn-offs include: getting the hiccups, really loud noises and you trying to do all that boring “sleeping” at night. You: Can totally round down your answer to “two […]

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