My son recently turned 2 years old, and like most moms, I’m feeling ALL the feelings.  These milestones, for me, always come with reflection on our time in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit).  When my water broke at...
One afternoon as I sat with some old friends watching our kids play, the topic of trying to conceive (TTC) came up. I was so struck by each of their journeys as we talked about secondary infertility, IVF, and...
At about this time last year, there was a near-constant stream of birth and pregnancy announcements in my social circle. I found out I was pregnant with my third baby, just as some of my best friends were starting...
When you’re struggling to get pregnant, it can be isolating, emotional, shameful, and just really hard.  It’s almost impossible to prevent it from impacting every area of your life, especially work. In addition to the emotional toll that TTC...
I've spent the majority of my life hanging out with Anxiety and her sister-friend, Depression. Sometimes their cousin, Agoraphobia, joined in the fun. I have found my self in dangerous situations and I have experienced things I would rather...
October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. October 15th is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. My day of remembrance and loss is October 24th, because that was my baby’s birthday; or what most would simply call a miscarriage. I...
When you’re in your 30’s, it’s a baby-filled world. My newsfeed is chock full of toothy grins and growing families. I am no exception—I gladly share photos of my devilishly handsome boys (biased much?) as I scroll through sonograms,...
Previously on 41 and Pregnant: Gigi was so pregnant that everyone accused her of bearing multiples. Trigger warning: pregnancy and delivery details included so those who are easily grossed out might not want to read this one. It’s Saturday and I...
Previously on 41 and Pregnant: At 32 weeks, Gigi reflected on giving birth at 31 weeks with her prior pregnancy, and how she had never been this pregnant before. I am 36 weeks pregnant, but it feels like 136...
Previously on 41 and Pregnant: Gigi found silver linings in what has been an otherwise difficult pregnancy. As I write this, I'm 32 weeks pregnant, and I've never been this pregnant before. My water broke with my twins at 31...

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While the increase of "awareness" days have done their job, and we are all more aware of many things recently, the very first Autism...