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Pregnancy
Jul17

The Perfect Postpartum Wardobe

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Hey Amalah/Amy; I’m a new reader, but enjoying your sass/honesty/poop jokes tremendously. Here’s my question: I’m 32 wks pregnant with my first baby (stretch marks already, what’s up with that? but not my question). But I am looking for what cute but comfy clothes to wear in the hospital and the first few days at […]

Jul15
Week 26

Week 26

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Your Baby: Is almost two pounds. Celebrate this milestone with a two-pound box of chocolates. You know, in order to really get a good VISUAL. Remember those early bubbly butterfly kicks? Yeah. Those have been replaced by something akin to a rabid mongoose flippin’ out inside a burlap sack. If you DO occasionally feel smaller, […]

Jul09
Week 25

Week 25

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Your Baby: Weighs about 1 1/2 pounds and is 13 1/2 inches long. Is growing more hair, with a distinctive color and texture and everything. You: Have a uterus the size of a soccer ball. Have probably noticed a decent increase in your belly size over the past few weeks — your fundal measurements (the […]

Jul04

What would you tell yourself, if you could?

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To: Alice Bradley, July 2002 From: Alice Bradley, July 2008 Subject: You, in a few months. ———- Hey there, hot pregnant lady! And I don’t mean temperature-wise. The oversized-belly look works for you, seriously. This will be the last time your midsection is ever this taut, by the way, so enjoy it while you can. […]

Jul02
Week 24

Week 24

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Your Baby: Is just about a foot long now. I believe it is a tradition to consume a foot-long sub sandwich or hot dog in your baby’s honor at this point. I also believe I just made that up. Is still very skinny looking, with translucent skin, but this will all start changing soon. Is […]

Jun24
Week 23

Week 23

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Your Baby: Is a tad bigger than last week! Are you sensing a pattern! Goodness, I never realized how boring this stretch of pregnancy is, what with the “close to a pound, just over a pound, 11 inches long, 11 2/3 inches long” comparisons week after week. The pancreas is kicking into gear sometime around […]

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