Where did my sense of smell go?

Not that I miss it. Tuesday morning it was there.  I was upstairs and my mom was downstairs changing the water filter in the refrigerator.  I had to put a rag over my nose. Then we went out to get some lunch.  I was feeling okay and wanted a change of scenery.  I wanted to…

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I’m overwhelmed

Thank you all so much for your support.  It’s really humbling to know that this many people, most of whom I have never met, are pulling for me.  I had 214 hits on my blog after Thursday’s announcement, and Friday was another huge day with 193 hits.  Those have been my two biggest days!  I…

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Beyond Morning Sickness by Ashli McCall

I need to preface this post with a confession:  I hate reading non-fiction.  With the exception of Happiest Baby on the Block, I’ve never made it cover-to-cover through so many of the parenting books that I often recommend.  I haven’t completely read Playful Parenting, Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves, Unconditional Parenting, or Natural Birth: The…

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Hooray for Therapy!

I mentioned previously, in my Travelling with Emetophobia post, that my emetophobia has been getting worse.  This played out again in church on Sunday when the child in the row behind me started coughing and my first thought was, “Oh, my God.  I hope he doesn’t puke!   EEEK!”  Yeah, so it seems like the emetophobia has…

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My inspiration smells like cookies

HG is awful.  I mean, really awful.  It’s so awful that many women experience it once and then take immediate measures to ensure they’ll never be pregnant again.  I’d like to be really clear before I go any further that I completely and totally respect this.  HG is truly horrible and there is nothing selfish,…

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The Importance of Having a Plan

I’ll be the first to admit this.  I am an information collector.  I collect information about certain topics obsessively.  I did this for breastfeeding, childbirth, pond/aquarium keeping, child-rearing, baby-wearing, urban legends, and, of course, HG.  I don’t necessarily have the info memorized, although I do remember a lot of it.  It’s more like I have a card catalogue…

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