Eyes Ablaze, Online and Offline

As you can imagine, I’ve been doing a lot of reading–both online and offline–with respect to the testing issue but also just pregnancy in general, since I was pretty much clueless til now!

Online, the chat-room at BabyCenter.com has been really helpful.

(Though I will say, the images of other women at 15 weeks like me look soooooo different than I do … some look 6 months pregnant already; some have pretty flat stomachs. It’s amazing how varying these tummies are — further proof that no two pregnancies are the same–even for the same woman).

I also get a weekly update (such as this one for anyone interested) from BabyCenter.com, which helps explain what’s going at X week of pregnancy. And Google, FitPregnancy.com, and Parents.com have also been great resources. Continue reading “Eyes Ablaze, Online and Offline”


New Body Image Book “Delivered” by Stork Today

book cover_2Claire Mysko, one of my blogging buddies at WeAretheRealDeal, is the author of a new book out today called Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?: The Essential Guide to Loving Your Body Before and After Baby.

For the record, before you start to wonder (as my mom has been questioning me lately, what’s with that?!) I am not pregnant.

That said, as someone who deals with body image issues on a daily basis (really, who doesn’t!?) I admit I am super-excited to read this new “labor of love” … as the book title states, “before baby.”

From what I have gleaned from Claire’s description of the book on our blog, this is the kind of book that every woman really ought to be reading.

In an ideal world, we’d all love and embrace our bodies as they are. But we know it’s not that simple; try as we might, we can’t just click our heels together and suddenly “have” self-esteem. Continue reading “New Body Image Book “Delivered” by Stork Today”