One of the things I haven’t told many people is that I struggled with infertility. Being a mother is something most women dream about, so when my husband and I struggled to have our daughter “organically,” I quickly realized our dream may not come to true. Three surgeries, two rounds of IVF and one round of IUI, I was heart broken. I concluded a baby wasn’t going to happen. Although we received our bundle of joy by conceiving the old fashion way, there are just some things you shouldn’t say to a friend struggling with infertility. [Read more…]
During one of my many OBGYN visits, I did what most pregnant woman do, rub their bellies, stare at each other, compare swollen ankles, and flip through prego magazines. I came across an ad for a Belly Bandit. What is it you might ask? It’s basically a fancy abdominal compression wrap/girdle that helps reduce the swelling of the uterus and gives you abdominal & back support. The result is a flatter tummy.
I’m tall by today’s standards, almost 5 ft 9” and finding maternity clothing was a challenge. I didn’t really start showing until I was almost 6 months along, so I was able to wear a lot of my regular clothing. O.K., I know what you’re thinking; she’s one of those skinny chicks! I wish; actually, I was sick throughout my entire pregnancy and didn’t exactly start the pregnancy as a size zero. Let me assure you, not even on my best day! [Read more…]