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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To My Daughter, Before You Become a Big Sister

To My Daughter, Before You Become a Big Sister

Well, any day now, it’s happening. With an induction date on the calendar, bags packed, and a nursery ready to go, it’s more evident than ever that our days as a family of three are numbered. Every night when we put Abbie to bed, I find myself wondering if this time is the last time we put her to bed as an only child. Is this the last time she’ll have all our attention and not have to share? I usually tell her I’ll see her in the morning, but I’ve stopped lately. Because the truth is, if I go…

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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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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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Beer Baby Two: 20 Weeks!

Beer Baby Two: 20 Weeks!

A little over halfway there! To be honest, I wanted to post this right at 20 weeks, but life got in the way. So 20 weeks, 5 days it is! I also did not get a chance to take the traditional bump photo… so looking down at the bump it is. How far along? 20 Weeks, 5 days Size of baby: About 10 Inches and 10.6 ounces – a banana! General Thoughts/Feelings/Mood: I’m partially in disbelief that I’m halfway through this pregnancy, and partially in disbelief that there is still SO far to go. Most days I feel okay, but…

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I’m Proud of My Epidural

I’m Proud of My Epidural

The more I read blogs, the more and more I end up reading birth stories. There’s something innately special about a birth story. It’s at the same time a personal and universal experience. There are endless ways to experience it – vaginal, c-section, medicated, unmedicated, in a hospital, in birth centers – the list goes on and on. Despite all these different methods, in the end its still the amazing act of bringing new life into the world, and its one of the reasons I love to read birth stories – they are so so different. Lately, it seems like the…

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Am I Selfish?

Am I Selfish?

There are a few people pregnant in my office. Obviously since I’ve been through pregnancy, they tend to ask me things, which I don’t mind at all. What inevitably happens next is the questions for me – when are we going to have number two? It hasn’t been a secret that Chris and I want another baby sometime soon. I have several friends that are “one and done,” and while that’s amazing for them, I know it’s not us. I know the window of us starting to try for another baby is fast approaching, and to be honest, I’m a…

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Things I’ll do differently and the same next time

Things I’ll do differently and the same next time

Linking up with Kristin for Baby Talk! Now that I’m about 6 months out from giving birth (where the heck did 6 months go, by the way?), I feel like I have a bit of perspective…and can’t help thinking about how I’ll handle pregnancy next time.  And NO, we’re not having another one anytime soon!  We do eventually want more children though, so here’s what we’re going to do differently or the same next time! The announcement.  This will obviously be different, and we’ll definitely have Abbie do it somehow.  I do like that we told family pretty early (I…

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