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Pregnancy
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 […]

Aug07

The No-Bump Pregnancy Blues

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Hi Amy, I read you all the time. I know you probably get eleventy trillion questions and I don’t know if this question is really something you can answer but I do need some girlfriend-esque advice and being that I am in a new city I don’t really have any actual peoples yet. My husband […]

Aug05
Week 29

Week 29

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Your Baby: Is big and strong enough to resemble a sinister alien thrashing around your abdomen, as my husband kindly pointed out recently, upon noticing a rouge pointy elbow jabbing up and down around my belly button. Is sucking up every drop of calcium you can provide as his or her bones continue to harden […]

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