My friend, at 38ish weeks pregnant, texted me saying: "So... I just burst into tears at the post office because some old a**hole just yelled, 'LADY, YOU SURE ARE PREGNANT.'" My heart broke for her. She had reached that point where everything...
#4thtrimester #postpartum #takingbackpostpartum All of these hashtags—when searched on Instagram or Twitter—have a couple of things in common. You'll find pictures and posts about losing weight, cute babies, and even some breastfeeding posts. While none of these were surprising, in...
This is me three and a half weeks ago. Cute, right?! This was back when I was brushing my hair. This is me now. Oh. The. Humanity.   So basically, I have determined that the babies are coming...NEVER. The average gestation for twins is...
It’s 8:52 pm, and I just showered with half of a peanut butter sandwich. It wasn’t a mistake or some kind of hormonal lapse in judgment, I just couldn’t decide what I wanted more: to NOT smell like a...
A new baby gets shown so much love, and probably the most common way for people to show that love is through a baby shower. When expecting our first baby we got showered with lots of love—and lots of...
We've been preparing our two boys (4 1/2 and 3 years old) for the arrival of their new sibling since I entered the second trimester. I loved the advice I read here on preparing your child for a new baby—especially #2....
 "Can I make this work? What if I pair this with this? Does this fit me better now?" Typically, I hate to say no to things or close proverbial doors. However, I've realized that if there's one way to make...
Local Nashvillian, Stuart A. Burkhalter, published Catawampus: The Fertility Process from a Man’s Perspective in 2014. We got the chance to interview Stuart about his book and his journey through the infertility process in the husband's role. NMB: What have you found particularly...
It’s 10 pm. Do you know where your 35-weeks pregnant wife is? A. Nestled all snug in her bed, visions of her newborn baby dancing in her head. B. Polishing off a pint of cookie dough ice cream. C. Standing on the...
“Are you excited to be a big brother, sweetie pie?” We were at the self-check out at the fancy grocery store, and Wilder was inches away from bursting into flames because I wouldn’t buy him a giant mylar balloon with...

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