Are you planning on returning to work after your maternity leave is over? If so, you need to begin thinking about where you want your child to go to daycare at while you are at work. In fact, you need to begin your researching your options roughly five or six months ahead of time to ensure that you will have a secure spot for your child. Many providers…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 5, 2013 at 4:59pm — No Comments
I read a lot of Mother's Day blogs and articles online yesterday, and one article was about the pressure to be the perfect mom. Moms are not even willing to admit to the every day silly mistakes that all parents make anymore, because no mom wants to expose herself to the criticism and scorn from the other "perfect" parents. Back in the day, you could screw up occasionally and admit it without fear of universal…Continue
Added by grayhairedmom on May 14, 2013 at 7:18pm — No Comments
I spent the whole month of December praying that Baby S would be late. I was dreading the newborn stage. Plus, we did not know her name at this point (I wanted Scarlet, Eric wanted Fiona, neither of us liked each other's favorite name [I did not want my daughter's name to invoke the image of Shrek!! Like anyone would really think of stunning Fiona from…
Added by Tracie on April 11, 2013 at 5:17pm — No Comments
Added by grayhairedmom on March 16, 2013 at 2:31pm — No Comments
There are none. Especially, don't use it to brush your teeth. Yes, I tried it; No, not on purpose; And no, I wasn't even old or a mom yet, so I really can't use senility, "Mommy Brain," or sleep deprivation for an excuse.
I was babysitting my niece one day, and we both took a big nap after lunch. I woke up…Continue
Added by grayhairedmom on March 11, 2013 at 6:54pm — No Comments
New York City is not a bad place to be pregnant at age 50. But even though most New Yorkers have seen it all and make fewer assumptions, I was prepared for awkward situations, I thought. I knew strangers might look at me, especially on the subway, and wonder, "fat or pregnant?" I've done it myself! I will stand up and offer my seat (most of the time as long as I haven't had a horrible day) to older people (and that…Continue
Added by grayhairedmom on March 8, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
This is the last ‘What I Wore’ Pregnancy Post you will see from me during this pregnancy and let me tell ya, there’s nothing fashionable about it! I am ready to POP and if I don’t go into labor on my own this weekend, I’m scheduled for a C-Section on Monday, February 25, 2013.
Added by Angelique Lorence on February 21, 2013 at 7:37pm — No Comments
Pregnancy is an exciting time and most mom’s can’t wait to meet their baby. As your baby grows, your belly will continue to grow and get bigger so that you can house your growing baby. Most doctors recommend that women gain between 10 to 40 pounds depending on your starting weight. Talk to your doctor or…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on February 19, 2013 at 4:05pm — No Comments
During my weekly pre-natal appointment, I couldn’t help but think about what a shame it is that this practice met me at this point of my pregnancy. I’m definitely not myself. I’m at the end of this roller-coaster ride. Ready for it to be over. Ready to get off and not ride again until I eat an ice-cream cone, take a bathroom break, lounge around,…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on February 9, 2013 at 2:59pm — No Comments
FEBRUARY IS OFFICIALLY HERE!!!
Let’s shout it from the rooftop! I made it to February! Only 3 weeks, 3 sleeps to go! Or 24 days! What sounds better? I can’t decide if saying the number 3 vs. 24 or saying the word weeks vs. days sounds better. Either way; I…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on February 1, 2013 at 3:29pm — No Comments
As of today, I have 4 weeks, 3 sleeps left in this pregnancy; yippee!!! Unless however, baby decides to make an appearance earlier (which I would be totally fine with). A lot has changed for me this week. Baby dropped and moved off of my sciatic nerve (yay!) and into pressure zone (boo!…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on January 25, 2013 at 3:05pm — No Comments
*NEW STYLE POST* What I Wore: 34 weeks Pregnant! http://www.thepiggytoes.com/2013/01/16/what-i-wore-34-weeks-pregnant/
Can it be that in just 6 weeks; well, 5 weeks 4 sleeps (who’s counting?) we will meet our 3rd child!?! Time really flew by this pregnancy yet I find myself saying, “I’m not going to make it.” much earlier than I did before! By the end of my days, I’m…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on January 16, 2013 at 1:58pm — No Comments
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It’s officially safe to say…
I miss my Skinny Jeans.
Heck, I miss my Fat Jeans.
OK. I just miss my jeans.
And any time I have one of those days,…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on January 2, 2013 at 12:46pm — No Comments
In 10 weeks and 5 days, we will officially welcome our third child into this world… I CAN’T WAIT!!! Not that I want to rush through Christmas and New Years but hopefully after that, time will go by fast because I’m ready to start life with 3 little ones! And SOOO excited and ready to meet our precious baby too! So this is my 29th week of pregnancy and while on a hunt for maternity pantyhose (ick!), I found up a pair of sparkly flats and couldn’t pass them up! And I had the…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on December 12, 2012 at 3:54pm — No Comments
I never thought I would be one of them. Not that I ever judged them, because my younger sister was one. It just never occurred to me that it would be me. I had been so picky about finding “the one,” and at 37 I thought I did…until reality set in and I knew I hadn’t.
Being self-employed, I didn’t have health insurance. So I went to Planned Parenthood to get on the pill. The nurse asked, as they always do, when was the first day of my last menstrual cycle? I don’t know about you, but I…Continue
It feels so good to say hello to the 6 month mark! I’m still sporting my scarves these days and nixing a coat! It works for me (for now) but I’m sure with cold days to come, I’ll be forced to pull out my puffy jackets and hats! I popped into Anthropologie for the first time in forever and must admit, I…Continue
This week marked the first time I received a ‘negative’ comment regarding my prego appearance. While out trick-or-treating, I was greeted by a neighbor who said, “So its not just extra clothes you’ve been wearing. You are pregnant!” Followed by, “WOW! You were never this huge with your other 2! It has to be a girl!”
I mean, let’s face it (or I’ll face it)… I know the number on the scale is quite high (for me) at…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on November 7, 2012 at 8:50am — No Comments
Getting a tattoo while you are pregnant may seem like a great idea. However, it is better to wait until after you have had the baby before deciding to get a tattoo. Many reputable tattoo places won’t touch a woman who is pregnant or breastfeeding. When you are pregnant your body is already working in overdrive to protect your fetus from everyday airborne illness, viruses, allergens, ect. Read more at…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 2, 2012 at 3:06pm — No Comments
Time is flying baby! Well, not really. Sometimes, by nights end, my body feels like it did when I was 7 months pregnant with the boys. My back is really hurting this time regardless of the moves and stretches and exercises I do but I’m not complaining. Little one is doing great; kicking and moving…Continue
I feel like a hot mess this week. I’m not on my game and I couldn’t be more thankful that it’s Friday! Pre-School has really changed my little guy in so many cool ways but I’ll be the first to admit; its changed him in some not so cool ways too. He’s learning some ‘bad’ things from other children and then trying out his ‘new moves’ at home. Common, right? Of course! But one thing he’s learning that I don’t like are his new words and phrases. So, how…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on October 26, 2012 at 3:19pm — No Comments