I wonder

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I admit, I wonder…

…Will I ever get a good night’s sleep again?

…If so, when will that night come?

…Will I be able to get back into shape? Not, will I get back to my pre-baby weight but will I get back to the days when I was physically fit?

…Will I ever be able to casually date or will any romantic pursuits be dogged by an expectation of marriage or be overburdened with the weight of my parenthood?

…Will I be able to get my career back on track or will I need to choose a new professional direction? Will the rest of my life be a financial struggle?

…Will I be able to go back to school and work and be an available, attentive mother?

…Will I be able to do the things I love, go to the places I want to go, see the things I want to see and still give her all of the things I want to give her? 

…Will I be able to refrain from blaming others for my own mistakes?

Good Geek Parenting

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Good Geek Parenting

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Milestone

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Twice today I could feel the baby kicking (or punching or elbowing) through the side of my stomach. The first non-quickening-style movements!

No Wig for my Daughter

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Someone Invented a Baby Wig, So Your Little Girl Won’t Be Bald

I’m pretty sure that we as a society have just officially beat our own record of “youngest age to expose a child to daft and absurd gender policing.” We’ve done it, guys. We have all contributed to a world in which something like “the baby wig” can exist.

Baby Bangs!, as the infernal creations are called, are “made just for little girls,” according to the product’s website. What is the function of a pair of Baby Bangs!? To let your infant daughter tell the world, “I’m not a boy!”, duh.

-Read more at Jezebel.com

“The cost of pregnancy in America is f*cking obscene”

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Bringing a child to term costs more in America than anywhere else on Earth, according to today’s New York Times.

According to a survey conducted by Truven Health Analytics on behalf of the NYT, charges for delivery have about tripled in the U.S. since 1996.

-Continue reading at io9.com

Reading some of the stories in the comments of this article is heartbreaking but then reading the comments of any article about the United States’ current healthcare system is heartbreaking. My own pregnancy came at an inopportune time as I am not currently working full time. Medicaid is the only reason I am receiving any prenatal care at all. It’s scary to think that even if I was gainfully employed with “good” insurance, this pregnancy would still leave me in dire financial straits.

Hurry Up

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I am ready to get this baby out of my womb and into all of the cute clothes I have for her.

From NPR: Why Morning-After Pill Won’t Stop All Unintended Pregnancies

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Women of all ages will soon be able to buy emergency contraceptives over the counter without a prescription, now that the Obama administration has decided to stop fighting a judge’s order to make the drugs more easily available.

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