Pregnancy Archive

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What Would You Do If Your Baby Was Breech?

I'm not sure what I'd do if my baby was breech. It's actually something I was concerned about during this pregnancy. Baby boy was still sitting in my pelvis (and on my bladder) as we entered the third trimester. Around 30 weeks or so he had not turned yet and I was

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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

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Pregnancy Journal: 32 Weeks!

As we get into the final weeks, I get poked and prodded even more due to being “high risk” thanks to my gestational diabetes. Even my daughter wants to check on the baby! I can't count on her stethoscope though unless I want to believe we really are hearing frogs in there.

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Fear and Loss in Pregnancy Dreams

Last night I did a rare thing for me since having my daughter – I slept the whole night through. With the blog, I often have to stay up late to write well after Rissa has gone to sleep so that I can spend time with her during the day. In some

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Pregnancy Journal: 31 Weeks!

Each week brings a little bit more excitement and panic at the same time. Even though I've “been there, done that” it's still a little scary thinking about being responsible for two little ones. I can't wait, but you know… I just hope to be the best mom I can for both

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Pregnancy Journal: 30 Weeks and Still Nursing

Wow. 30 weeks. That means this kid will be here in 8-10 weeks. Rissa's birthday is in about 4 weeks. The heat is on! (Tell me can you feel it?) And to make up for no updated bump pic last week here's two! These were taken on the same day this week

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Do You Plan Your Insurance Coverage With Pregnancy in Mind?

Insurance policies confuse me. They are full of terms and a language I don't speak and I still don't quite know how my costs are figured out. It was bad enough when I was single, but having a family plan gets confusing too when trying to decipher individual versus family deductible… it

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The 3 Most Important Tests Every Baby Should Have #newbornscreening

It's amazing how many medical issues can be identified and treated when newborn babies receive thee important screening tests within 24 hours of their birth. I didn't know much about these when I had Rissa. I do recall her having a heel stick (where they pricked her heel for a blood sample)