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Maternity Pants: Not JUST for Expecting Mothers

August 11, 2008 2 comments

I had a fun little pregnancy milestone today: I broke out and wore my maternity jeans for the first time.  Let me tell you – you’ve been missing out.  I can’t stress how incredibly comfortable maternity pants are.

I actually encourage every woman to invest in a pair for the sole purpose of wearing during major food consumption holidays – Thanksgiving, Christmas, the Super Bowl.  Not a huge investment either – I bought mine on sale for only $14.99 at Old Navy (be careful though; not all Old Navy stores have maternity sections).  I bet you it’d be completely worth your money.  No need to unbutton your pants when your waste band stretches to accommodate your growing belly – whether it be full of baby or full or turkey.  Just a thought.

I’m also 18 weeks today, which means Baby Lump weighs between five to seven ounces and is almost six inches long.  To stick with the food metaphor, this means he/she is about the size of a deli pickle.

Why do I have a craving for ice cream all of a sudden?  I kid, I kid.  ;o)

Oven Timer: 18 weeks

On a Hot Pursuit to Find My “Due Date Buddy”

August 8, 2008 1 comment

I’m not gonna lie, it’s a little tough being preggers when most of my friends aren’t even so much as thinking about babies.  I’m at an age where my peers are most concerned with adjusting to post-college life; they’re struggling with questions about careers, not childcare.  And while my friends have been nothing but supportive (I already have a pretty impressive army of extremely anxious babysitters), it’s understandable that it’s difficult for them to relate.

Here’s where the Internet comes in!  I’m so lucky to have grown up as a “digital native” and have access to so many wonderful online resources.  I always knew there was a social network out there for practically anyone, so it was no surprise when I discovered Baby-Gaga, an online community for expectant and current parents.

The best thing about Baby-Gaga is the overwhelming number of young, soon-to-be mothers like me who populate it.  Most are in their early- to mid-twenties, with many even in their teens.  For me, it’s been evolving into an excellent support system.  I can search for mothers by due date, age, location, and members often share advice, sonograms and general pre-motherhood concerns.

Currently, I’m on a hot pursuit to find the perfect “due date buddy.” Wish me luck!

Oven Timer: 17 weeks, 4 days

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