As I enter the 38th week of my fourth pregnancy, I realize that I’m just now actually getting that this whole pregnancy thing can be an enjoyable experience. I’m actually enjoying being this pregnant. I’m actually taking the time to lay in bed and feel this baby move and soak it all in. I don’t… Continue reading It Took Me Four Times….
Here’s the story of Juliet’s birth! I still can’t believe she is here and we are a family of 5. We are about one week in and thus far it’s been the easiest transition for our family, but check back with me when she does more than just sleep and eat all day and night.… Continue reading Juliet’s Birth Story
In order for this birth story to make any sense you need to know that Marvin and I took a 12 week Bradley Method Class to prepare for this natural childbirth. Marvin knows very, very little about the technical details of labor and the main thing he got out of the class was “say no… Continue reading Dane’s Birth Story
I’m now at the “I’m VERY ready” point of pregnancy. Every morning when I wake up still pregnant it’s like waking up and realizing Santa Claus hasn’t passed. It’s a bummer. I haven’t gotten many “anything yet?” text messages from friends. (I guess they read the blog after all? Either that or they don’t care.… Continue reading So Ready
Elaina was a surprise. I think it’s safe to say she is the best surprise Marvin or I ever received. I won’t go into the events that led up to the surprise pregnancy because that’s a whole story in itself. When I found out I was pregnant I was shocked! I called Marvin at work. … Continue reading Unmarried and (gasp) Pregnant
Pregnancy, in general, is pretty amazing. I mean, it’s amazing if you stop and think that women are walking around growing humans and stuff. When you’re going through it, it’s hard to remember (during the nausea, weight gain, acne and general aches and pain) how cool it is. The end of pregnancy is specifically mind… Continue reading Pity Party Central
I’ve gained 32 lbs thus far. Dane weighs about 3 lbs right now. Seems legit. That’s how much weight I gained with Elaina the ENTIRE PREGNANCY. I just can’t get over that number. I still have (technically) 9 weeks left. I’ve stopped weighing myself. I only see my weight climb up thanks to the stupid… Continue reading The Hippo Goes Shopping