Overdue

Overdue

Well, I’m officially 6 days overdue. While I had a feeling this would happen, it doesn’t make the waiting easier. In the past few days, I’ve seen a few people, most due after me, have their babies… and I’m still waiting. While I’m happy for them, it also only serves to make me more anxious. I had all these posts planned in my head for this week, of everything concerning big sister, what I’ve packed for the hospital, etc. But you know what? Instead, I’ve been enjoying the first few days of my maternity leave, sans baby. With my induction…

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Beer Baby Two: 40 Weeks – Due Date!

Beer Baby Two: 40 Weeks – Due Date!

Well, as I expected, my body likes to grow babies the entire 40 weeks… and then some. Happy due date, sweet girl! Consider this final bumpdate your eviction notice and GET OUT! How far along? 40 Weeks! Size of baby: About 20.2 Inches and 7.6 pounds – a pumpkin. For size reference, Abbie was born at 41 + 2  – she was 21 inches and 8 pounds, 2 ounces. General Thoughts/Feelings/Mood: I don’t know how many more times I can say I’m done. I’m uncomfortable as all get out and she’s putting pressure everywhere since she’s basically out of room in…

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Beer Baby Two: 39 Weeks

Beer Baby Two: 39 Weeks

Another Thursday, another bump update. I meant to do 38 weeks…. but life happened and hey, I’m still pregnant this week so it’s fine, right? How far along? 39 Weeks Size of baby: About 20 Inches and 7.3 pounds- a small watermelon! For size reference, Abbie was 21 inches and 8 pounds, 2 ounces at birth. General Thoughts/Feelings/Mood: DONE. I’m so done. I am so ready to meet this little girl, use her name, see what color hair she has, and get to know her. I’m so, so ready to see Abbie as a big sister, and so, so ready…

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5 Tips for Your Best Maternity Photos

5 Tips for Your Best Maternity Photos

When we found out we were expecting baby number two, I did a few things. First, I freaked out a little wondering how we were going to handle two babies (I mean, I’m being honest here). Second, I got really excited at the idea of this little one and of Abbie becoming a big sister. Third, once we announced the news, my first email was to our favorite family photographers to book maternity and newborn photos.  Kathy and Matt at Mathy Shoots People have been taking our family photos since I was pregnant with Abbie, and every time we get…

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36 Weeks

36 Weeks

Time for another bumpdate…. one day late (hey, I’m super pregnant, it happens)! Here’s the state of Beer Baby Two this week… How far along? 36 Weeks (and one day) Size of baby: About 18.6 Inches and 5.8 pounds – a honeydew! General Thoughts/Feelings/Mood: Am I done yet? Seriously, am I done? Some days I’m just SO tired of being pregnant, and others I’d be fine staying pregnant. It’s a weird balance. Most of the time, I feel okay as long as I get to bed early enough and don’t overdo it, but others I’m just completely wiped out. My…

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Beer Baby Two: The Birth Plan

Beer Baby Two: The Birth Plan

Tomorrow, I’ll be 35 weeks pregnant. I remember that day from my first pregnancy vividly – 35 weeks down and 35 days to go. It’s also about the time that in my first pregnancy, I started really wondering how labor and delivery would go. I started really thinking about what I wanted and who I wanted there, and what needed to go in my hospital bag. Then there was the big plan other moms were talking about – the “birth plan.” Those other moms I talked to were meticulously planning, stressed over their birth plans, making them just right. They…

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Beer Baby Two: 34 Weeks

Beer Baby Two: 34 Weeks

Now that I’m so close to the end, I’m trying to do bumpdates every two weeks – think it’ll make her come out early? Probably not. How far along? 34 Weeks Size of baby: About 17.7 Inches and 4.7 pounds – a muskmelon (I don’t even know what that is…) General Thoughts/Feelings/Mood: I know I still have 6 weeks to go… but I’m so done. I’m getting tired so much faster nowadays, my hips hurt at the end of the workday, and I am finding more and more that I just can’t do all the things I want to do.…

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32 Weeks

32 Weeks

I am officially 7 months pregnant, and am starting to count down the days until my due date. Seriously, the third trimester is not for the faint of heart. With that, here’s my latest bumpdate… How far along? 32 Weeks Size of baby: About 16.7 Inches and 3.8 pounds – a bok choy General Thoughts/Feelings/Mood: I’m so emotional, all the time. I have a post in the works on how this pregnancy is kicking my butt and been different from Abbie’s, so I’ll keep it short and sweet here. I’m getting more tired by the day, I’m hating that I’m…

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Essential Oils For Pregnancy

Essential Oils For Pregnancy

I’ve finally reached the third trimester of pregnancy and the end is in sight. It’s so hard to believe that we’re so close to meeting this little girl, and 30 weeks of pregnancy are already behind me. Truthfully, I don’t usually have too hard of a time with pregnancy. I’ve been incredibly fortunate to not get really sick, and my weight gain and blood pressure have been right on target. I have friends that are sick their entire pregnancies, and hearing that makes me so thankful for the relatively easy time I’ve had. Even though it’s been fairly uneventful, this…

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4 Simple Healthy Pregnancy Snacks

4 Simple Healthy Pregnancy Snacks

Now that I’m finally in my last trimester of this pregnancy, I’m getting hungrier by the day. This babe keeps growing away in there, and it’s getting harder and harder to pre-plan my snacks every day. I used to pack different snacks in my lunch for work every day, but now? I need to have several of those snacks ready to go, already at work for me.   I’ve really been trying to watch what I eat this pregnancy and not gain too much weight. I did okay with Abbie (34 pounds) and would like to keep this one around…

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