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Week 34: I’m tired

How do I miss thee, caffeine? Let me count the ways. I miss the energized, alert buzz that follows the second strong cup of coffee. That peppy, fueled-for-the-day feeling that makes me feel like I can conquer my inbox and … Continue reading

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September 2014 Free Stuff

We have more than $3,000 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our September issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes September 30, 2014. Preggers by … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide 2014 Free Stuff

We have more than $3,000 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our Buyer’s Guide! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes December 31, 2014. Charlie Banana … Continue reading

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Week 24: The thickening and the quickening

The thickening I reached the thickening before I was pregnant, but that’s less about pregnancy and more about an insatiable love for junk food. A post for another time. In pregnancy, the term “thickening” is the time when your uterus starts … Continue reading

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Week 30: Moving while pregnant

So, we moved this past weekend. Moving in general is awful. Moving while pregnant is not for the faint of heart. Every part of my body aches, and yes, I mean every part. I don’t know anything about CrossFit, but … Continue reading

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August 2014 Free Stuff

We have more than $2,700 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our August issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes August 31, 2014. … Continue reading

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Break the swell

It starts with your feet. All of a sudden, they don’t fit into the shoes you wore comfortably last week. But then your hands and face start to feel puffy, too. Off comes the wedding ring that’s growing tighter by … Continue reading

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One day shy

So here I am, one day short of full term. It’s my fourth pregnancy, and still being pregnant this close to my due date is new to me—and kind of miserable, to be honest. Is that why I feel like … Continue reading

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July 2014 Free Stuff

Congratulations Zandra, Kathleen, Renee, Brandon, Julie, Amber, Frank, Max, Jonathan, Ashtyn, Nathan, Denise, and Carrie. The contest is now closed. We have more than $2,600 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our July issue! Click on each image to enter … Continue reading

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Week 17: What. is. THAT?

A self guided Q and A by myself, with myself. Asking and answering my own questions about things already plaguing me this pregnancy. Is my skin is making me sweaty? I work up more of a sweat watching TV than my … Continue reading

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So, what are you having?

“So, what are you having?” I forced a smile because I knew their question was motivated by genuine enthusiasm for our pregnancy, and I love that, so it deserves a smile. But it was forced because I honestly don’t like … Continue reading

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Week 24: Pros and cons

Pregnancy is simultaneously miserable and wonderful. Today I took a moment to reflect upon some of the things I miss terribly from my pre-pregnancy days. Then, since I’m not a total cynic, I added some aspects about pregnancy that I … Continue reading

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Week 16: My multifunctional belly

For me, the fourth month isn’t a real significant turning point because I’m not scheduled to give birth in 45 seconds. I’m somewhere in between: “Almost halfway there” and “no where near close to being done.” The fourth month of pregnancy … Continue reading

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Actually, “WE” are pregnant

One of the best ways to encourage a man to be active, involved and supportive during pregnancy is to affirm that he has a significant role in it and a valuable contribution to make. Conversely, one of the ways to … Continue reading

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Celebrity Baby Scoop: Debbie Matenopoulos is so excited for her baby

The View alum Debbie Matenopoulos is “excited about every aspect” of impending motherhood. Expecting her first child later this year, the mom-to-be, 39, says she hopes for a natural birth and is reading What to Expect When Expecting to help her prepare for the baby. … Continue reading

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Week 23: Keeping it real

I need to share this. I threw up out of my nose the other night. My husband made a lovely dinner: slow-cooked chicken in a homemade BBQ sauce on a fresh ciabatta bun, served alongside fresh grilled vegetables. It was … Continue reading

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My new best friend

News flash—chiropractors are like bone cracking miracle workers during pregnancy. I only wish I knew it sooner. I muscled through three and a half pregnancies with crazy lower back pain, figuring it was just part of the deal. And then, … Continue reading

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Week 15: Progesterone shots

Let’s talk about progesterone. This isn’t the kind of thing I want you learning on the street. This will be my second pregnancy taking one for the team (in the backside), because progesterone is crucial to pregnancy. One of the most important … Continue reading

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Celebrity Baby Scoop: Kourtney Kardashian expecting baby No. 3

Celebrity Baby Scoop: Kourtney Kardashian expecting baby No. 3 Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian are expecting their third child together reports Us Weekly. A source tells the magazine, “She is only a few months along,” and “It was planned.” The baby … Continue reading

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Week 22: Why I hired a doula

In early pregnancy, I didn’t have any idea as to what type of birth I envisioned for myself. When people asked me if I would get an epidural, I said I didn’t really care either way, thinking I would just … Continue reading

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Week 14: The pregnancy masque

Recently two small patches of darker colored skin have appeared at the corners of my mouth. Sadly they look less like dark patches of skin and more like the Kool-Aid stains my kids sport when drinking out of a cup … Continue reading

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Celebrity Baby Scoop: Hayden Panettiere expecting first child

Congratulations are in order for Hayden Panettiere and fiance Wladimir Klitschko. The Nashville star, 24, and her fiance are expecting their first child Us Weekly reports. “Hayden is totally pregnant!” a source tells the magazine. During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in November 2013 – Panettiere predicated … Continue reading

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Week 21: Pregnancy nutrition

While reading my weekly email about baby’s growth and new milestones last week, I read an interesting fact I haven’t been able to get out of my mind. It said that the baby can now taste the foods I eat … Continue reading

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June 2014 Free Stuff

Congratulations, Jessica, Kimberly, Tamara, April, Pamela, Desiree, Alicia, Laura R.,  Jeff, Mary, Emily, Michael, Laura V., Laura C., Christel, Robin and Rachel. The contest is now closed. We have more than $4,000 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in … Continue reading

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Week 13: Freedom

On October 30, 1990, George Michael released the song, “Freedom.” On May 19, 2014 I was released on parole—also known as the end of my first trimester. Yay, for the second trimester! Yay, for an appetite! Yay, for finally rounding … Continue reading

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The not so newbie

Hi, my name is Adam Rust, and I’m new to Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine. However, I’m not new to the experience of pregnancy and newborns. In fact, my wife and I currently have four children, ages 7 years, 5 years, … Continue reading

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Week 32: Things are getting real

We had a little arrival today. I was expecting it, obviously, and my plan was to leave it in the box and stuff it away somewhere in the very back of the garage. Then the delivery guy ruined everything by … Continue reading

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Celebrity Baby Scoop: Christina Ricci expecting first child

Congratulations are in order for Christina Ricci and James Heerdegen. The Now and Then actress, 34, and her husband are expecting their first child Us Weekly reports. In a surprising baby bump reveal, the mom-to-be debuted her growing belly at LAX airport in L.A. on Friday … Continue reading

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Week 20: Secondhand savings

I’ve always loved a good deal, but lately it’s reached a whole new level. After my first pregnant shopping trip to Babies “R” Us, sticker shock set in when I started to realize just how much a baby needs—and how … Continue reading

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Week 12: Back to sleep

I’m currently taking advantage of my final weeks where I have the option to either sleep on my back or stomach. Of course, I’m already not really sleeping. I’m just turning myself around for eight hours, like a rotisserie chicken, with … Continue reading

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Bellybuds Facebook Giveaway – May 17th

  The Bellybuds baby-bump sound system consists of specialized speakers that gently adhere to the belly of moms-to-be and safely play memory-shaping sound directly to the womb. A baby’s hearing develops in utero around 20 weeks. Memories begin at 30. … Continue reading

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May 2014 Free Stuff

Congratulations to our winners; Melinda, Tenin, Jessica, Karla, Renee, Jennifer, Dora, Jeanne, Amanda, Melissa, Christina, Kristen, Megan, Kaycee, Denise, Erica, Karen, and Brittany. We have more than $2,000 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our May issue! Click … Continue reading

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Week 15: Unsolicited advice

Positive pregnancy tests should come with a flow chart that demonstrates the conversations to expect once you announce you’re pregnant. It could be a novella, even: “What to Expect When You’re Announcing.” The questions are all the same at first: … Continue reading

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Registry Guide 2014 Free Stuff

We have more than $2,600 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our Registry Guide! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes June 30th, 2014. … Continue reading

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April 2014 Free Stuff

We have more than $2,400 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our April issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes April 30th, 2014. … Continue reading

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Week 36: Waiting

The hospital bag is packed, frozen meals are made, all doctors’ appointments have been attended, and the nursery is as complete as it will be until baby arrives. There is nothing left to do but wait. And the “waiting place” … Continue reading

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Week 35: Emotions

“Lindsey, you talk a lot about fear, but today I hear sadness in your voice too. Is there sadness there?” Tears flow from my eyes like water from an overflowing well as my therapist asked this question yesterday in session. … Continue reading

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Week 19: The first kicks

I was sitting cross-legged on the floor, enjoying some plastic apple pound cake and invisible tea with my stepdaughter, who was laughing uproariously at something, when I felt it. One teeny tiny pop in my belly that felt exactly like … Continue reading

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Week 34: Hope

“Do you think this time it will be different?” I asked in a soft fragile tone to my husband as we sat in the car waiting for the light to turn from red to green. Nick let out a deep … Continue reading

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Week 18: My pregnancy is not your pregnancy

“You haven’t felt her kick yet?” A friend of mine asked me when I revealed that our sweet baby was a little girl. Instinctively, I placed my hands over my belly, and shook my head no.  “Not yet,” I said. … Continue reading

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Week 33: Pampering pregnancy

 “Oh, you look so much bigger than last week,” a coworker said this to me on a Monday morning after not seeing me over the weekend. “What every pregnant lady wants to hear,” I responded in a playful, yet sarcastic … Continue reading

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March 2014 Free Stuff

We have more than $3,800 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our March issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes March 31st, 2014. … Continue reading

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Week 16: Belly changing invasion

When I was around 8 weeks pregnant, I remember cooking breakfast in the kitchen with the top button of my blue jeans undone. The bloated baby “bump” I read so much about had finally reared its … well … bump. … Continue reading

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February 2014 Free Stuff

We have more than $2,500 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our February issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes February 28th, 2014. … Continue reading

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Week 28: To share the name or not share the name

That is the question.  Whether it is nobler in the heart to suffer the harsh words and unwanted critiques of family members and friends, or to take the risk and share the joy you have for naming the little bundle … Continue reading

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Week 30: Shower, sprinkle, or skip?

I found out this week that my poor mom has been feeling tortured. She’s torn between wanting to throw me a baby shower and wondering if it’s appropriate to do so since this is my second child. When I found … Continue reading

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Celebrity Baby Scoop: Q&A with Shameless star Shanola Hampton

Shameless actress Shanola Hampton is returning to the Showtime drama when it premieres on January 12. She’s also expecting her first child with husband Daren Dukes and is due on January 23rd. Shanola – who plays Veronica Fischer alongside Emmy … Continue reading

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Week 25: Trust

It took me 30 years to come to terms with my body.  To accept all of her beautiful flaws and revel in her extraordinary womanly wonders, such as being able to create, support, and maintain life, not just my own … Continue reading

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Celebrity Baby Scoop: Gwen’s pampered pregnancy

Gwen Stefani went to another acupuncture appointment in Los Angeles, Calif. on Monday (January 6). Last month she also indulged in the de-stressing treatment. The day before the pregnant singer, Gavin Rossdale and their boys Kingston, 7, and Zuma, 5, spent their last day at Mammoth Mountain. … Continue reading

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