pregnancy journal Archive

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Pregnancy Journal: Due Date Edition

Today I am officially 40 weeks preggers. It is baby boy’s due date…a date I didn’t think I’d reach with him still inside. Only like 3-5% of babies are born ON their due dates, but I seriously thought I’d be home with him by now! This belly is heavy. This is the

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Pregnancy Journal: 39 Weeks and STILL Pregnant

When one of my pregnancy apps congratulated me on reaching my 39th week of pregnancy on Thursday, I was surprised.  When I opened it up to read about “this week in pregnancy” and it said You are probably feeling eager, anxious and restless I was like… um YES! HOW DID YOU KNOW?

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Pregnancy Journal: 38 Weeks and waiting…

It’s time for the waiting game now that I’m 38 weeks and 2 days along.  Baby boy was considered at full term last week, but now we are getting into the normal birth range.. and closer to the timing if when I had Rissa (in terms of gestational age).  He can really

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ANNOUNCEMENT: The Final {Baby} Countdown

*This is a sticky post.  Scroll down to see new ones, please!* [UPDATE 12/9/12] Our son arrived on 12/8/12! I wanted to give you all a quick update.  If you’ve been following along with my pregnancy updates, then you know that I’m due with our second child on 12/6/12.  Based on my

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Pregnancy Journal: 37 Weeks, A Birth Plan, and a Doula, Oh My!

Wow, here we are at 37 weeks. We are nearing the end of my pregnancy, my friends. At this point baby could literally come at any time. Never know what pregnancy journal will be my last! We just got a DSLR camera so you’ll start to see better quality pics around here.

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A Letter to Baby #2

Dear Baby Z, I’m sorry we haven’t gotten much time to just sit and chat.  It was something I was able to do with your sister each day as I drove to work, but you and I haven’t had much alone time.  It almost seems unfair that you’ll never get the experience

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Pregnancy Journal: 36 Weeks and Starting to Make Progress!

At the end I’m finally getting a D belly! I’ve always wanted that basketball look. And wow I barely fit against that chunk of wall anymore LOL! Things are moving and shaking as we approach the due date. I certainly can’t sit or lay down very easily without wondering if I’ll be

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Pregnancy Journal: 35 Weeks… It’s Really Happening!

This is me yesterday morning before heading to Chicago for Bloggy Boot Camp. I may feel limited in some of my activities at this point in my pregnancy but I am determined to work up until I give birth just like I did with my daughter. Of course, my work now is

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Pregnancy Journal: Week 34 and the Doula Decision

While I sometimes forget just how pregnant I am, my body keeps reminding me. It’s tough to go up and down stairs and is very uncomfortable to carry Rissa. It even hurts to try and tighten her car seat straps. Too much pressure, pulling and straining! I mean, I know my baby

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Pregnancy Journal: 33 Weeks & Why Nonstress Tests are Stressful

This week I started my nonstress tests (NSTs). I’ll be having them twice a week until baby boy gets here. It’s part of being considered a high risk pregnancy. NSTs are a mixed bag though. All strapped in and ready to go! When I was pregnant with Rissa, the first couple NSTs