As I lay on the floor next to my boyfriend getting ready for to play another round of Dance Central on our Xbox, I thought to myself , Something is wrong with you. You are too happy.
Less than 72 hrs before, I had a miscarriage.
I lost the baby we were so excited to be bringing into this world at a little over seven weeks.
I knew I was pregnant even before I saw the telltale plus sign on my home pregnancy test. My normally predictable period had been two weeks late. I took the pregnancy test just to have something to show to him, to announce that we were expecting. He was out of town that weekend, and I thought I’d break the news to him in a creative way. I emailed him a picture of the pregnancy test with the subject line “Guess what?” He called me immediately, and after expressing some shock, he said he was genuinely happy about it, that I would be a great mother and he was proud I was having his child. Keep reading »
“I feel like I have a bowling ball sitting on my hoo-ha … Apparently I have a lot of amniotic fluid, so whenever my water breaks it will be like a fire hydrant!”
– Jessica Simpson continues her habit of over-sharing — just a bit! — with Jimmy Kimmel. Now, I am super fascinated by pregnancy, so I love that she’s being so open about everything happening with her body during this experience. Quotes like this make me tilt my head and make an O shape with my mouth as I consider the visual. Thanks, Jessica, for keeping me informed of what may happen to my body should I ever get pregnant someday! (And who knew it was possible for Jess to be even ditzier? That’s Pregnancy Brain for ya!) [Us Weekly]
I know this has been on your mind, but no need to worry, people. I would just like to confirm that Jessica Simpson is moisturizing regularly during her pregnancy. She shared her hydration habits with People just this morning. “My entire body is changing every single day … I make it a point to moisturize as much as possible,” she revealed. Phew. OK. I feel much better now. I was worried that stretch marks were going to destroy her. You may carry on being depressed about the bunny that was squished to death. [People]
My overactive hormones and I have maybe watched this baby announcement — a time-lapse video showing a woman’s growing pregnant belly over the course of nine months — more than once. More than twice even. So adorable and lovely.
I was 11 weeks along when my gynecologist told me I was pregnant. I had been on The Pill since I was 18 years old and my period, since being on The Pill was non-existent. When it never came in January, then not again in February, it never crossed my mind that something wasn’t right. I had gone months before without a “period” — a quick splotch on my undies was usually all it was. Even before I was on The Pill (and after) I’m one of those women who is lucky enough to never have a menstruation that lasts more than two or three days. Keep reading »
According to a recent study by the Guttmacher Institute, young women underestimate their ability to get pregnant, while women in their 30s and 40s overestimate, and continue to wait. Whichever side of the fertility divide you fall on, there way too many myths floating around that have nothing to do with age. Here are 10 of the more inscrutable ones …