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How I’m Planning on Experiencing Our Fourth Trimester


Not everyone is lucky enough to be able to stay home to experience a “fourth trimester” or “lying in” after they welcome a newborn. Whether you live in a state that doesn’t require companies to allot for an extended maternity leave, work in a field that doesn’t allow much flexibility in this area, or simply prefer going back to work as soon as possible, I understand the conundrum that many moms face in this area one way or another. Heck, if I could take a year or more off per child, I would; but, as always, these decisions are extremely personal, taking into account the emotional, financial, and physical well-being of all involved (and, in our case, we just can’t do it financially).


So, today I’m sharing what my plans are and how I plan on spending it – and if your plans aren’t the same, that’s MORE than fine. Read More

Suspenders and mid-belly maternity pants: a perfect pairing

Can we take a minute to talk about maternity clothes? I’ve got a beef with the brilliant person who designed mid-belly maternity pants. I mean, who, in their right mind, would decide to create maternity pants that have a tiny (in comparison to my growing maternal belly) elastic band, cover it in fabric and have it rest mid-belly on a pregnant woman? In theory it may seem like a great idea; you have this stretchy fabric that will allow the pregnant woman to wear the same pants through her pregnancy. Notice I said, “in theory?”

I don’t know; maybe some of you reading this will write back and say, “Bert! You crazy, hormonal woman! These are the greatest designed pants for maternity wear to come on the scene!” And you may be correct. One thing is certain, I am hormonal which tends to lead to some crazy thinking. Allow me … Read More