Mom, Dad, Sister… This was created primarily for you. The distance between us is so great that I hope that this provides, for you, a window into our lives. Our adventures, mis-steps, first steps and smiles. For others who find this site, family and friends, mothers in particular, I hope that this will be a source… Continue reading This is For You
* * * * * This is it. Today’s the Day. Tonight, I will be induced. * * * * * Lots of painless contractions last night – I half expected to be dashing into the delivery room in the middle of the night last night. My… Continue reading BABY DAY!
7 days overdue… Baby is continually putting on weight, but mine has plateaued. Finally, no more weight gain. It’s time to start planning to drop the excess poundage. Baby has likely lost all if his protective vernix coating and is pickling in his amniotic bath. He will likely crack and peel when he comes out.… Continue reading 41 Weeks Pregnant
BABY IS DUE TO ARRIVE (and has, apparently, not got the memo). Let’s get this show on the road already!! It’s not that I’m anxious for this pregnancy to end. I have adored being pregnant, and I LOVE having baby inside of me. The anticipation, though, is just killing me. I would like to have… Continue reading 40 Weeks Pregnant
Oh Pregnancy. You fickle, frustrating, fantastical state. All pretty much throughout my pregnancy, I was anti-sweets. Now? Now that the finish line is within sights, I ADORE them. As well, I find baking to be a very soothing pastime. So, I have been baking up a storm. Breads, cookies, and sweets. These salted caramel butter… Continue reading Salted Caramel Butter Bars
(7 days until arrival) Baby is fully mature (for a baby) and GOOD TO GO. His skin is white – pigmentation will occur after birth. It is not longer pink as there is now a thick layer of baby fat covering up all the capillaries. Those tear ducts that showed up last week? It turns… Continue reading 39 Weeks Pregnant
It’s late in my pregnancy. I could have this baby any day now. As such, I have adopted the couch as, more or less, my permanent home. That us, when I’m not obsessively scrubbing baseboards or something. As I’ve said before, the coffee table is of no practical use to me as I can’t bend… Continue reading Pregnancy Perk: Belly Table
I’m ready to go! Well. Define ready… I can’t really imagine feeling ready for this. For me, “being ready” that means that the nursery is set up, The teeny tiny clothing that will be applicable for the couple of months has been washed, and I FINALLY packed a hospital bag for me and a diaper… Continue reading Ready to Go
(2 weeks until Arrival) Maybe I should just talk in days at this point. (14 days until arrival) Maximum three weeks to go as often inducement will be considered if there’s no baby after 41weeks. Watermelon baby. Or, to be more seasonal, pumpkin baby. I am horrified typing that. Holy… At some point now I… Continue reading 38 Weeks Pregnant
As my father puts it: “Laundry is not cute, It’s a chore” Well, generally, I would have to agree. However, today was different. With only 16 days until my due date and hospital bags to be packed, it was time to tackle the baby clothes. Oooh my goodness… So little. So soft. So sweet… <3
Child. We have yet to meet, however, please know that I already love you dearly. With that said… MY BLADDER IS NOT A SQUEEZE TOY.