If you take nothing else away, I've boiled it down to this: Tune out all the judgment, trust yourself, try not to worry so much, laugh, give yourself a break, be flexible and don't Google anything!
I always knew he was a great guy -- I probably wouldn't have married him if he wasn't. I did not, however, know the depths of my husband's patience.
Pregnancy can be one of life's most exciting phases as you prepare to welcome a new family member, but it can also be one of the most stressful, especially as the details of your maternity coverage start to bog you down.
I really want to focus on the baby. But birth is so damn distracting. It's just looming there, at the end of pregnancy, like this massive Mount Doom with Sauron's fiery eye flicking vigilantly back and forth above. I am definitely Frodo in my birth story, with the wide, terrified eyes.
My dear Princess: Congratulations on your wonderful news! Here is some pregnancy advice from me, currently pregnant with twins -- and this is advice you can trust -- because not only am I pregnant and already a mother of three, but I am grandmother to an adorable three year old, as well.
Here are ten things I recommend doing when you are thinking about getting pregnant.