Pregnant With My 1st Vs. Pregnant With My 4th

When I was pregnant with my first baby, NINE YEARS AGO OMG, I worked part time for a few months in a high-end baby store, mostly for the discount. Obviously I interacted with a lot of parents every day. On more than one occasion, a mom told me something along the lines of “Oh this is your first pregnancy? Enjoy! The first one is so special. There’s nothing like it afterView full post »

One Day That Inspired Me To Live Unlimited

This post is part of a sponsored campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, a cause that I adore and am thrilled to support.   When I took a job with the Greater Washington D.C. chapter of MDA at 24 years old, I thought I was just accepting an offer for my first grown-up paycheck. But, it quickly became more than that. It lit a fire in my heart for non-profit work, for helping others,View full post »

Gender Reveal! And Puppy Promises

For that second before the balls dropped, I thought, “It has to be a girl. I’ve only ever felt girl. I’ve only ever dreamt girl. Leyna wants a girl so bad…. OMG it’s going to be a boy.” I saw my sister’s face as she came downstairs, after handing our neighbor – who was perched above on our 2nd story – the correct color ping pong balls (thatView full post »

More Letters From My Fetus

More fun with @LettersFromMyFetus on Instagram!  By the way, we find out tomorrow if the fetus is a boy or a girl. Eek! Check out the first round of Letters From My Fetus here.View full post »

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