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Bump on a Blog: Pregnancy Expo 

Published March 11, 2014 at 1:13 p.m. | Updated April 4, 2022 at 7:52 p.m.

click to enlarge Kadina Malicbegovic of The Human Canvas paints a seven-and-a-half-month bump.
  • Kadina Malicbegovic of The Human Canvas paints a seven-and-a-half-month bump.
Eight weeks left.

Yet somehow, my to-do list seems to be growing exponentially.  

I still need to sign up for daycare, find a pediatrician, write a birth plan and magically transform our laundry room/closet into a nursery. Most overwhelming? Figuring out what kind of stuff, and how much of it, to buy.

What kind of baby carrier do I need? Is a stroller necessary right away? What's the deal with cloth diapers? Does baby need a bassinet and a crib? What even is a Boppy?

click to enlarge Kale salad with almonds, dried cherries and some kind of delish cheese from Healthy Living Market & Café.
  • Kale salad with almonds, dried cherries and some kind of delish cheese from Healthy Living Market & Café.
To find the answers to some of my questions, I drove over to the Holiday Inn in South Burlington on Saturday, March 8, for the 3rd Annual Pregnancy & Baby Expo sponsored by Naturally You Childbirth. It was more informative (and fun!) than I expected.

My only complaint: For an event geared toward pregnant ladies, there should have been a lot more food. The kale and dried cherry salad from the Healthy Living  booth was to die for, but I could have eaten an entire tub of the stuff (which the friendly nurse practitioner staffing the booth invited me to do — if I could find myself a bowl).

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.

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Megan James

Megan James

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Megan James began writing for Seven Days in 2010, first as Associate Arts Editor. She later became an editor for Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT, and is currently a freelance contributor.

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