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

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

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

32 Week Bump Update: Big as a WHALE

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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 Continue Reading

31 Week Bump Update {HUGE belly}

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31 weeks *How far along?:  31 weeks and 2 days *Total weight gain: I think around 31 pounds on the “official” Dr scale. *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 was. *Sleep?:My carpal tunnel is killing me Continue Reading

30 Week Bump Update, OMG

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I wanted to apologize for only posting pregnancy updates on the blog lately. Things have been so busy with the new house build and life in general. I hope to be writing more soon because I have so much more to fill you guys in on! Thanks for hanging with me :) 30 weeks *How far along?:  30 weeks and 3 days *Total weight gain: I feel like 35 pounds but don’t want to step on a Continue Reading