Tag archive: first trimester

Ep. 113: Allowing Your Toddler to Struggle

Ep. 113: Allowing Your Toddler to Struggle

In the new segment “Loose Ends,” Shanna and Laura provide updates on past topics from the podcast, including what’s going on with Laura’s son’s modeling agent, how Shanna solved her toddler’s 5:00 a.m. wake-ups, whether the moms have resolved their parenting conundrums from past “It Takes a Village” segments and more. Also, Shanna talks about […] Read More

Ep. 112: Is Laura’s Baby a Boy or Girl?

Laura reports on the results of her NIPT test, including the sex of her new baby! She also talks about experiencing an unusual side effect of early pregnancy that caught her by surprise. Shanna discusses spontaneously transitioning her 19-month-old to a toddler bed and bemoans her daughter’s new 5:00 a.m. wake ups. Also, in the […] Read More

Bonus: Laura’s Early Pregnancy Diary (Weeks 4-9)

From weeks four to nine of her new pregnancy, Laura checks in about what she has been going through in the earliest days after getting her BFP for baby number two. She talks with Shanna about her tips for dealing with first-trimester nausea, how she’s handling pregnancy fatigue while also parenting a toddler, steps she’s […] Read More

Ep. 99: First Trimester Flashbacks

In this week’s special segment, “Gripe Water,” Laura and Shanna vent about ridiculously inappropriate nursery rhymes, toddler eating habits and more. Also, Laura reports on her toddler’s recent development in gross motor skills, including spinning and dancing, and Shanna talks about her toddler’s recent development in fine motor skills, including sorting shapes and fastening buckles. […] Read More

Ep. 10: Shooting the S*%t with Nurse Midwife Teresa Keirns

Shanna and Laura interview nurse midwife and fellow pregnant person Teresa Keirns! Teresa reveals what’s it’s like to be pregnant while delivering babies. Laura and Shanna both report on being sick while pregnant this week, and the three moms-to-be also reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura is 17 weeks pregnant, and Shanna […] Read More

Ep. 8: Gimme That Cheese – Pregnancy Cravings and Fun Facts About Fetuses

In Episode 8 of the Big Fat Positive podcast, Shanna and Laura discover that they both have anterior placentas, discuss fascinating (and cheesy) facts about their developing fetuses, and dig into the topic of pregnancy cravings. Laura is 15 weeks pregnant, and Shanna is 19 weeks pregnant. View this post on Instagram Two new episodes […] Read More

Ep. 7: Babymoon Bliss and Nursery Nightmares

In Episode 7 of the Big Fat Positive podcast, Laura talks about her recent babymoon to Hawaii, and Shanna describes feeling her baby move. Also, embarrassment abounds as Shanna and Laura admit the pregnancy topics they Googled this week. The moms-to-be also divulge their highs and lows (BFPs and BFNs) this week. Laura is 14 […] Read More

Ep. 6: Fake Pregnancy Tests

In Episode 6 of the Big Fat Positive podcast, Shanna admits that her appetite is out of control, and Laura discusses being at the tail-end of the first trimester. Also, things get wacky as Shanna and Laura discuss what’s going down in the online baby forums. The moms-to-be divulge their highs and lows (BFPs and […] Read More

Ep. 5: Baby Bumps are Poppin’

In Episode 5 of the Big Fat Positive podcast, Laura talks about going to her nuchal translucency (NT) scan, and Shanna discusses how she “popped” this week. In the segment, “OMG I’m Freaking Out!” the moms-to-be discuss what pregnancy related issues they freaked out about recently. Finally, they divulge their highs and lows (BFPs and […] Read More

Ep. 3: The Big Reveal

In Episode 3 of the Big Fat Positive podcast, Laura reveals the sex of her baby, and Shanna discusses becoming an even more geriatric mother than she was before. The moms-to-be also discuss fun and unusual pregnancy facts they learned recently and divulge their highs and lows (BFPs and BFNs) this week. Laura is 10 […] Read More