The pregnancy blogs and online articles don't warn you about the way pregnancy affects your marriage.
Sure, people say things will change and you'll grow closer. Others say that your husband will gain sympathy weight. But they don't tell you about the fears and insecurities you'll wrestle with, or the impact ever-changing hormones might have on your rationality as a pregnant woman.
In our pregnancy journey with our firstborn, our biggest argument was the cost and purchase of maternity clothes. Yep, you read that right. Maternity clothes.
Truth: When you have children, you'll do things for them that you would usually wait or reconsider pre-kid. Now, you'll take care of business regardless of the when, where, why, and how. I mean, have you heard of the Nose Frida?! (I digress)
Today's small photoblog is focusing on just that... All the weird places I've pumped to make sure my kid has food. Please note that I've laughed through all of this because what else do you do? The first photo was taken SECONDS before the lady in the stall next to me farted. I mean, guys. Humor comes first.
If there has been any piece of advice I've received since finding out I was pregnant and giving birth to our firstborn son, it has been what you're reading in that title.
SAMSUNG IS HELPING PREEMIE BABIES BY MAKING INCUBATORS FEEL MORE LIKE THE WOMB: HOW A HEARTBEAT CAN CHANGE TOUGH ODDS - BY GABRIEL BELTRONE
Samsung is back to pull at your heartstrings again, this time with a campaign about premature babies.
The campaign, titled "Voices of Life" and created by Leo Burnett Chicago, features an app that lets a mom record her heartbeat and other soothing sounds. A special speaker in her baby's hospital incubator plays back the audio, which Samsung's technology has muffled to better emulate the in-utero environment.
My sister and I were both born premature so this piece touched close to home. I can't even imagine-- now being a mom-- how much this would've meant to my parents when we were born. What a gift!
THE ONE THING THAT RICH PARENTS DO FOR THEIR KIDS THAT MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE - BY EMILY BADGER
Wealthy parents are famously pouring more and more into their children,widening the gap in who has access to piano lessons and math tutors and French language camp. The biggest investment the rich can make in their kids, though — one with equally profound consequences for the poor — has less to do with "enrichment" than real estate.
They can buy their children pricey homes in nice neighborhoods with good school districts.
A must read. So. Incredibly. True.
INSTAGRAM JUST MADE A HUGE CHANGE - BY CHRISTINA BONNINGTON
Today, you can say goodbye to the Instagram icon you know and love. That's right, Instagram is rolling out a new logo design today. While it takes some cues from its old friendly, familiar camera icon, it has a decidedly different (and much simpler) look.
Decidedly different really = ugly. The logo is ugly. And I'm right about this because even my social media-obsessed 15-year-old sister agrees.