Tag Archives: pregnancy

Veiny feet and other surprising things that I’m grateful for now that I’m pregnant

  Gratitude is trending on Facebook. Several of my friends have posted daily lists of things they’re grateful for and challenged others to do the same. The idea is that focusing on the good things in your life will make … Continue reading

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Swiss rules for naming babies

There are lots of rules in Switzerland. And I’m not just talking about speed limits and littering laws. The Swiss laws get personal. Most of them exist to keep you from irritating your neighbors. Before we moved here, we read … Continue reading

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Warning to pregnant women: Godsends and blowhards ahead

When you’re pregnant some people think that, in addition to growing a small human, you’ve also developed Teflon skin. These people assume they can say anything to you – no matter how rude or inappropriate or invasive – and you … Continue reading

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Last chance, baby: The Baby Bucket List

I’m 26 weeks pregnant — which means I only have 14 weeks until my life is radically, permanently changed. I’m excited to meet the wee chick who’s been turning somersaults behind my belly button. But I also feel like there’s … Continue reading

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The secret to throwing the best baby shower ever (hint: it’s not a game, present or party favor)

I’m having my first baby in a foreign country where my husband and I don’t know very many people. When I got pregnant, we realized that living far from family and friends meant we’d be on our own for the … Continue reading

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