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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 […]

Aug14
MacGuyver Maternity: Five Steps to Extending Your Non-Maternity Wardrobe Throughout Your Pregnancy

MacGuyver Maternity: Five Steps to Extending Your Non-Maternity Wardrobe Throughout Your Pregnancy

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Wait, what’s that peestick say? You’re pregnant? Well, congratulations! And welcome to first trimester hell. Dun dun dun. You don’t need maternity clothing yet. You don’t want to tell everybody — or maybe even anybody — yet. And yet… Your waistband is cinching and your belly is bulging and your boobs are threatening to annex […]

Aug12
Week 30

Week 30

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Your Baby: Weighs about three pounds and is 17 inches long. Since most full-term babies are between 20 and 22 inches long at 40 weeks’ gestation, your baby will pack on more pounds than inches in the 10 weeks or so. Is starting to get a little crowded in there, but still has room to […]

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