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Pregnancy Update: 39 Weeks

Let’s talk about the worst parts of pregnancy, ok? Indulge me a little bit.


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For those who haven’t been through a pregnancy yet, maybe knowing all of this will prepare you a little better and therefore make you feel okay about getting pregnant. Or, you may be all “yeahhh, about that…” and run for the hills. My takeaway (before I’ve even started my list) is that pregnancy really isn’t that bad, at least in my experience, and everyone is different.

So here are the facts:

  • You’ll tinkle in your pants at some point. It’s true, I’m sad to say. And, yeah, totally gross, but you’ll be okay. You won’t need adult diapers (that comes after delivery, haha).
  • You’ll have so many blood draws. If you’re like me and despise needles, you’ll become kinda used to it. Before I got pregnant, I read tons of articles and heard from other moms who promised me that I’d come to be okay with needle pokes because you just do it so often. I thought they were nuts. I mean, I’m the girl who cries and has a sudden bout of undiagnosed IBS when I know needles are involved in anything. I’m like a 5 year old. But you know what? I almost did a 180 on this one. And you can too!

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Brussels Sprouts Pizza with Ricotta Cheese and Caramelized Onions

An ode to the brussel sprout, this pizza is creamy and delicate and basically everything you want in a fast, easy, and tasty dish.