Pregnancy & Baby Pictures

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Here are my weekly pregnancy photos with both Jackson & Sidney. Unfortunately, it's much more difficult to take weekly pictures while moving and raising a 1 year old so there are less weekly shots with Sidney's pregnancy. I didn't feel like taking pictures while heavier than usual & bloated, but I'm so glad I documented both kids' pregnancies.     That first Continue Reading

Newborn Must Haves: the Second Time Around

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I don’t claim to know everything about newborn babies or breastfeeding (despite what my Mom believes) but I do know what has worked for me with my two kids. For Me: My #1 favorite item to surviving the newborn phase is my iPhone. I use it while nursing in the middle of the night to tweet my other #zombiemoms friends. I have the White Noise app to help Sidney & I sleep better,.When Continue Reading

My Daughter’s Birth Story

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It’s been 12 days since my sweet daughter was born and I am just now getting to sit at the computer and write down the story of her birth. Sorry it's so lengthy, but this is my baby book and I don't want to forget anything. Having a planned cesarean section is much different than my first experience of going into labor and then having an emergency c-section. I decided early on in this pregnancy Continue Reading

Baby Girl is here!

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She is here!! Baby S has arrived!  I will be calling her a nickname on here  (like the Binkster) but we haven't come up with a nickname for her yet, any suggestions? She was born right at 8:00am on Friday, October 14th. She was 7 pounds, 13.8 ounces and 20.75 inches long. She was almost two pounds bigger than her big brother at birth and opposite of the bald-ish, blonde Binkster she had a Continue Reading

Surviving a move at 37 weeks pregnant

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This year has been an eventful one for us. We found out we were expecting baby #2 in February  and decided to sell our townhouse due to our expanding family. We got very lucky and a really nice couple fell in love with our townhouse a month after we put it on the market and we sold it! Meanwhile, we had found the perfect neighborhood to raise our family on and decided to build. We had looked Continue Reading

36 & 37 Week Bump Update: Super Swollen!

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  36 & 37 weeks {Moving threw a wrench into my blogging updates} *How far along?:  37 weeks and 6 days *Total weight gain: I blew up this past week, mostly due to water retention. My hands and feet are so swollen!! We moved last weekend and I was on my feet too much. According to my Dr’s scale yesterday I was +43 lbs. Nice, I love being puffy McPufferson. This happened with Continue Reading

35 Weeks Pregnant & 31 Years Old

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35 weeks *How far along?:  35 weeks and 2 days *Total weight gain: At my Dr's appointment on Tuesday I was up 39.5. Whoa! This is going to be fun coming off. I've gained 4.5 more pounds at this point in the pregnancy compared to with Jackson. *How big is baby?: Still the size of a honeydew, anywhere from 17.2 - 18.7 inches and 4.2-5.8 pounds. *Sleep?: Not too bad besides completely numb Continue Reading

34 Week Bump Update: Bigger than Ever!

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34 weeks *How far along?:  34 weeks and 4 days *Total weight gain: After a weekend in Boston with girlfriends and visiting the Langham Hotel’s Chocolate Bar, probably 40 pounds! I am the biggest I have ever been, in my entire life and two pregnancies. *How big is baby?: The size of a honeydew, anywhere from 17.2 - 18.7 inches and 4.2-5.8 pounds. My friend Kiersten, a midwife, guessed Continue Reading

33 Week Bump Update: Big Mama

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33 weeks *How far along?:  33 weeks and 4 days *Total weight gain: My last guess was right, at the “official” Dr’s scale I’m up 35 lbs, right on track for 50 lbs total. Uh oh. *How big is baby?: The size of a honeydew, anywhere from 17.2 - 18.7 inches and 4.2-5.8 pounds. She was measuring right on track at my 32 week appointment last Wednesday :) *Sleep?: Awful, I feel like a beached Continue Reading