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Hey it's ok... to be confused by an unexpected pregnancy

Unlike planning your upcoming holiday, pregnancy can’t always be planned the way you’d like. Some of us try for a while, some hit a home run with the first swing and others are completely caught off guard. 581 more words

Bump To Birth

Solstice Stories-introducing a baby blog

  1. What inspired you to start your blog?

Answer: boredom begets blog, love begets love, life begets life. I have been picking through my thoughts lately, feeling inspired by content on websites I read, people I encounter. 481 more words

Creative Non-fiction

Clomid and Scans

I had read such horror stories about clomid.  I took the first tablet and expected to be struck down immediately in the middle of the kitchen floor with vomiting, diarrhea, migraines, inexplicable rage, cramps and  ‘vaginal dryness’.   821 more words


And What If I'm BARREN?

I never wanted kids when I was younger. In my 20s I couldn’t fathom it. After being around children crying in restaurants and screaming for no goddamn reason at decibel levels that can’t possibly be human, I decided being a mother just wasn’t what I wanted. 1,311 more words


Conception and Pregnancy

The protective mother bear instinct kicks in as soon as you see the purple line on the home pregnancy test kit. From that moment, you start thinking about giving the baby your best. 827 more words


Suck it up!

The first baby shower invite has arrived.

Since my sister-in-law’s announcement, I have felt significant angst towards the occurrence of certain days. The Facebook announcement with the spec of baby in the initial ultrasound, the 3D ultrasound to announce the sex of the baby, the bump debut. 762 more words