What I’ve Learned as a Stay at Home Wife

What I've Learned as a Stay at Home Wife | The Fun Part

This didn’t really happen on purpose, me being a homemaker and whatnot. I had a job. Not a career by any means, but employment. When Mr. Man and I got married, we actually worked the same amount. But then my work environment started to turn hostile. I was crumbling under the constant stress of doing what I loved but being ostracized by those I worked with and under. That’s a story for another day, but needless to say I turned[Read more]

Summer Pregnancy Must-Haves

Summer Pregnancy Essentials | The Fun Part

You can’t always choose when you’re going to be pregnant, and you definitely can’t decide the weather. When having a summer pregnancy, beating the heat isn’t just a way to stay comfortable, it’s important for the health of you and your baby. Here’s some of the things that I would never do pregnancy in the summer without: Snoogle  I honestly might love this pillow a little too much. Even before pregnancy discomforts started setting in, my Snoogle was basically the only thing[Read more]

Bittersweet: A Letter to My Child with Wings

My sweet baby, How do I tell him? Do I ever explain that he is only here because you are not? He will surely notice. Even now, every time I look at him I search for you. How much worse will it be when I find myself looking past his eyes, trying to find some small piece of you inside of him to hold onto. I desperately want for you to be him, just you sent back to us. Your first trip[Read more]

My Favorite Apps for Tracking Fertility

We all know an app won’t get you pregnant, but it can be a huge help. Along my TTC journey, and even before, I made my way through a few fertility and period tracking apps. By a few, I mean upwards of 10, at least. At one point I had 7 installed on my phone, and I was actively filling out all the info on them every day. Don’t be like past me. With that said, these are the four apps I would[Read more]

The Big Catch-Up Bumpdate: Weeks 12-24

Week 12: The Bump & NT Scan How big is baby? The size of a lime, at just over two inches long and half an ounce. Movement? Nothing yet. Weight gain? I’ve actually lost about three pounds. Maternity clothes? Yes! A pair of maternity shorts from Old Navy are my best friend. Still wearing normal shirts. Stretch marks? No new ones, but my existing ones are darkening and very itchy! Gender? I feel it could go either way. Definitely a[Read more]

Facing My Fears: Writing in the Good Times

Facing my fears: writing in the good times | The Fun Part

It’s been a while, I know. In February when we got that positive test, I could feel it setting in. Happiness. Along with it came something I never expected. My ability to write was essentially paralyzed. During the next two months, I spent hours sitting at the computer trying to string words together. Increasingly I had less and less to show for the time I was putting in. I was terrified to open up about our life. What if I jinxed us?[Read more]