Pregnancy & Baby Pictures


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 … [Read more...]

My Daughter’s Birth Story


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 … [Read more...]

36 & 37 Week Bump Update: Super Swollen!


  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 … [Read more...]

35 Weeks Pregnant & 31 Years Old


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 … [Read more...]

34 Week Bump Update: Bigger than Ever!

34 weeks baby bump

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 … [Read more...]

33 Week Bump Update: Big Mama

33 weeks!

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 … [Read more...]

32 Week Bump Update: Big as a WHALE


32 weeks *How far along?:  32 weeks and 1 day *Total weight gain: I’m guessing 35 ish pounds. I am basically a whale. *How big is baby?: The size of a squash, anywhere from 15.2 - 16.7 inches and 2.5-3.8 pounds. At my Dr’s appointment at 30 weeks 6 days I was measuring 33 weeks. Dr. H said he thinks this baby will be bigger than 6 pound J. *Sleep?:Besides the numb hands and arms and … [Read more...]