Monthly Archives: June 2013

Boy, oh boy

Lately, it seems as though the “boy” is really coming out in Isaac. It could just be what happens with every baby around this age, but suddenly he’s after everything, and not in a gentle fashion. He jumps, he head … Continue reading

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Week 24: Roadmap reality

Fact: In Normal People World, small = cute. It’s one of those unwritten laws of the universe. Case in point: children, kittens, cupcakes, etc. Unfortunately (and unfairly), in Pregnant People World, the “small = cute” law doesn’t always apply. Case … Continue reading

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Namaste: The birth of Ryan

Looking back on the days leading up to Ryan’s birth, I guess I should have known something was brewing, but I had convinced myself that I was in for the long haul. Based on my weekly midwife appointments, the baby … Continue reading

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The road ahead

Your entire body is changing during the days between conception and delivery, and it certainly won’t go unnoticed. You’ll undoubtedly see your midsection expanding, but you’ll also experience a wide variety of other symptoms that let you know you’re successfully creating … Continue reading

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Let’s get tech-nical

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The answers you’ve been looking for

We are adding a third child to our family in a few months and I need help streamlining our schedules. What can I do to ensure I’m using my time wisely? A: Whether they’re spent working, enjoying family, exercising or keeping … Continue reading

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Prints charming

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Treatable, beatable

The cells cord blood is rich in are called hematopoietic stem cells, or HSCs. These cells are responsible for forming all the other types of blood cells in your body. As a result, they can be used to treat over … Continue reading

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Special delivery

Nine months of waiting requires patience enough for most moms-to-be, but mamas who have caesarean births need to save up just a little more emotional fortitude for the impending recovery period. Whether your C-section is scheduled in advance or ends … Continue reading

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The scoop on formula

Sometimes life decides to throw you unexpected curves. That’s exactly what happened when my water broke at 32 weeks, followed by a premature delivery at 34 weeks. During the three days it took my milk to come in, my baby … Continue reading

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Outta sight

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Project Nest! New frame of mind

Art prints are awesome. They’re an expensive way to add a little pizazz to the nursery, but when you start investing in frames, the costs start adding up. So we’ve rounded up a few ways to go beyond the basic … Continue reading

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Birth control after baby

With a new baby in the house, getting pregnant again is probably the last thing on your mind. But you and your partner can return to intimacy around six weeks after you give birth, and you may find that your … Continue reading

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Superfoods

The old wives’ tale of eating for two doesn’t apply to today’s expectant moms. “Moms need to eat good food throughout their pregnancy to nourish their bodies, as they are growing a human,” says Mary Seger, PhD, nurse practicioner at … Continue reading

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From dude to dad

When Hugh Weber found out his wife was expecting, his initial thought was “Holy crap, holy crap, holy crap.” Although parenthood was a dream for he and his wife Amy, the realization there was a baby on the way was … Continue reading

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Chill out

When the mercury rises, an ice-cold refreshment is just the thing an expectant mama needs. From decadent ice creams and silky frozen yogurts to icy granitas and creamy smoothies, keeping your cool can be delicious. All you need is an … Continue reading

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Valco Baby Snap

The first thing I noticed about the Valco Baby Snap when it came in the mail was how compact and lightweight it was. I couldn’t believe there was an entire stroller in the small box it came in! The instruction … Continue reading

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June 2013 Free Stuff

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. We have more than $2,700 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our June issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all six … Continue reading

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@pp happy

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Geek chic

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