Do you want a Boy or a Girl?

  The planner in me could hardly wait to find out if we were having a little boy or a girl. I wanted to know NOW. This was such an exciting time for us, my husband was ready to start picking up cute little outfits for our little one. And, I was just tired of calling my baby IT and little bean/bambino. Plus, everyone keeps asking. “So, do you want a boy or a girl?” Then they would launch into telling me a way they knew that I could figure it out. It’s quite funny. In a hushed tone they’ll lean in and say “You can know what you’re having if…” Turns out…

Babymoon!

As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I started making a list of all the things I wanted to do (a) before the baby came and (b) before I was too pregnant to do anything. Vacation anyone? Yup. That’s right. As a new mom-to-be, my first thought was–let’s go on vacation! An amazing one. To Jamaica (my favorite vacation spot and others agree). In less than a week I had it all planned. We were going to fly into Jamaica the week after Valentine’s Day, stay for two weeks and leave in early-March before the crazy spring breakers got there. We would spend the first part of the trip with friends and…

Congratulations! You’re Pregnant!

Whether your pregnancy was meticulously planned, medically coaxed, or happened by surprise, one thing is certain – your life will never be the same. – Catherine Jones “What was the first day of your last cycle?” the nurse asked. *queue awkward silence* “Uh…late October…the 29th I believe?” I replied. Why on earth do doctors and nurses think I should have the first date of my last period memorized? I really only care when it ends. “Hmm, you’re a little late then.” the nurse observed  “Any chance you could be pregnant hun?” she asked. “Ha-ha! No ma’am.” I said with resolve. “It’s not unusual for me…