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Week 36: Hello, my baby's name is …
Week 36: Hello, my baby's name is …

Lee and I settled on our boy and girl names weeks ago, but we decided to keep them under wraps until we have a baby to introduce as so-and-so, which has annoyed our friends and family members to no end. We thought zipping our lips would help us avoid any unwanted input, but we’ve found […]

Week 36: It's the final countdown
Week 36: It's the final countdown

36 weeks, people! I had an appointment with my OB on Wednesday to check on my cervix and the baby’s position; I’ll be going in weekly now to keep tabs. As extremely embarrassing as pelvic exams always are, I did really want to know how close I was to delivery. Not super close—it seems. Baby’s […]

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Week 18: It's a … !
Week 18: It's a … !

Wait, wait, wait … You’ll have to read a bit of my blathering before you get to the good stuff! I had an appointment at the birthing center with our midwife on Monday, and I got to hear sweet little babe’s strong heartbeat, as well as discover my uterus has now officially reached my belly […]

Week 35: Let’s talk about sex … baby’s that is
Week 35: Let’s talk about sex … baby’s that is

If you’ve been following along on my weekly prenatal updates, you’ve heard that Lee and I decided to keep Birdie’s sex a surprise. (If you haven’t, now you know!) I already covered the reasons why way back in week 22, which seems like forever ago. And I haven’t had any hesitations or regrets about that […]

Week 35: Almost healthy
Week 35: Almost healthy

“Mom, you should stop eating food because I think you’re starting to get fat.” Words of advice from 4-year-old Graham. Honestly, he was generous to say that I’m only “starting” to get fat—my workout clothes, which I wear nearly half of every day, now fail to cover my round midriff. I’ve reached 35 weeks, which […]

Week 17: Wherefore art thou, hunger?
Week 17: Wherefore art thou, hunger?

Yay! We’re 17 weeks in! I’m still shocked every single Tuesday when I get the notification that there’s a new size comparison. There is a baby in there! I’m now solidly into the first month of the second trimester, and I’m seriously wondering when I’m going to feel hungry! Where is that ravenous hunger that […]

Week 34: Happy (belated) Mother's Day!
Week 34: Happy (belated) Mother's Day!

At 34 weeks pregnant, I didn’t have big plans for Mother’s Day. Part of me didn’t feel like I should … because technically speaking, I’m a mom-to-be … not a mom. But my thoughtful husband snuck out early Sunday morning to surprise me with coffee and doughnuts in bed, just what this pregnant lady wanted. […]

Week 34: Shifting Dynamics
Week 34: Shifting Dynamics

Bringing home a baby always means a major shift in the family dynamics, especially for the members of the household who are experiencing this upheaval for the first time. With baby No. 1, mom and dad experience a hefty lifestyle adjustment. Then comes baby No. 2, who overturns baby No. 1’s world, but isn’t quite […]

Week 16: I'm leavin' on a jet plane!
Week 16: I'm leavin' on a jet plane!

Well, we left on a jet plane, and now, I’m back to tell the tale. Phew! Y’all. This week’s post is going to encompass the last 18 days, as that’s how long we were traipsing around Europe. It’s the longest we/I have ever been away. Our trip was planned way before I was pregnant, so there was […]

Week 33: Ready, set, labor
Week 33: Ready, set, labor

I’m curious to hear how other moms-to-be are planning for the big day (aka baby’s birth day). As a first-timer, I have been trying to set positive but realistic expectations for my foray into the labor and delivery world. I haven’t felt totally ill equipped, as I’ve been working at P&N for a few years […]

Week 33: Finn's birth story
Week 33: Finn's birth story

No, I haven’t had the baby yet! This is the tale of my second baby, my first boy. And it’s the story of my one and only natural delivery! On July 27, 2010, I finally cashed in a gift certificate for a prenatal massage at a spa in town. The masseuse was a large, strong […]

Week 32: Or maybe I should say eight weeks to go
Week 32: Or maybe I should say eight weeks to go

People used to ask me when my due date was, but more recently I’ve noticed a shift in the words being used to ponder my pregnant state. Now, I am often asked, “How much longer do you have?” I’ve taken this to mean that I look VERY pregnant … at least pregnant enough to be […]

Week 32: Hitting the snooze
Week 32: Hitting the snooze

This week I wrapped up a feature article for the December issue of P&N (I know, December sounds crazy far away!). It was all about trying to get a decent night’s sleep during pregnancy. I asked my social media world for insight, as I often do: “Moms, what was your biggest sleep obstacle during pregnancy? […]