As some of you may know, I work as a full time, staff, sign language interpreter.
When I found out I was pregnant, I had an arrangement with my boss, that I would be off work for two months after Kaden was born, and then come back part time with the intent of going back to full time after a couple of weeks to ease back in. The goal was for me to return to full time by, or around September 1st because school would be back in session by then, and our agency would be busy again. (We tend to slow down around Thanksgiving and Christmas, and again in the summer when educational interpreters flood the community for work.)
Since Kaden arrived so early, our plan was pretty much thrown out of the window.
Continue reading Returning to Work After Baby
While the answer varies depending on who you ask or which website you look at, the third trimester of a pregnancy begins at about 28 weeks. My pregnancy with Kaden ended at 29 weeks and 2 days.
The third trimester is when the baby gains the most weight and thus, mommy’s belly gets big. The third trimester is generally when mommys-to-be take maternity pictures, have baby showers, and can really feel and see their babies move in their bellies.
Continue reading Third Trimester Envy
While the gift of growing a human life is wonderful, it’s also exhausting, uncomfortable, awkward, and demanding. If you’re not nauseous, you’re hungry (and sometimes you’re even both at the same time, which becomes a vicious cycle of how-do-I-eat-and-not-throw-it-back-up?). If you want to go to sleep, you can’t because your hips hurt and the baby keeps using your bladder as a squeeze toy and your diaphragm like one of those leg press machines at the gym.
It’s beautiful, and an incredible feeling, but it can also suck sometimes.
So, here are my 10 pregnancy products to help take the suck out of your pregnancy, so you can just relax and bask in the incredibleness of it.
Continue reading 10 Essentials for an Easier Pregnancy
I recently got back from a trip to California to visit my family with Kaden, and I learned several things, not only about parenting, but about people in general.
Continue reading What Traveling with a Baby Has Taught Me
Dear NICU Parents,
I know you haven’t really had the chance to soak in the joy of having a baby, because he went straight to the NICU after he was born, but congratulations.
Continue reading An Open Letter to NICU Parents