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Happy One Week, Little!

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Abigail Elizabeth / baby #1

Today, at 5:20, my little girl turned one week old. We celebrated with a cupcake or three. I really can’t believe her first week of life is already over. She has already grown and changed so much and I don’t know how to make it stop! Slow down, little girl! Please slow down. She makes me so proud to be her momma. The noises that come out of her are just the most adorable sounds […]

Abigail Elizabeth: A birth story

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Abigail Elizabeth / baby #1

It’s like a bedtime story except it leaves you wide awake and in horror. Just kidding. I have never worked so hard for anything in my life and ohmygosh was she worth it. Labor is one of those things that no one can possibly describe or prepare you for – something you really just have to experience for yourself to fully grasp. Ours started around 2:30am when I felt a suspicious trickle as I was lying in […]

Welcome Welcome, Little One!

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Abigail Elizabeth / baby #1

Oh my goodness. I’m really not sure where to start! She’s here! She’s here! And we love her so. Miss Abigail Elizabeth Nettles Born January 10, 2015 at 5:20pm 7 lbs 11 oz // 20.5 in I really have so much to say but I can’t type and stare at her face at the same time, so it shall have to wait :) She is beyond wonderful and has stolen every bit of our hearts. Welcome to the world, […]

40 Weeks – Happy due date baby!

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Today is what we shall call her sentimental due date. It was the date I got when I first found out I was pregnant and had happily cemented it in my mind until our doctors appointment, many weeks later, that involved bursting my Jan 8th bubble and correcting it to Jan 9th. Stupid bubble bursting doctors. Alas, I will always be fond of January 8th. Plus, it’s her great grandmothers birthday so that would have […]

39 Weeks

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Hey guess what! This is the year my daughter is going to be born! How far along? 39 weeks Weight Gained: Sigh.. 32.5 lbs. And this is about the time I curl up in a ball and ask my husband to come console his giant wife. Symptoms: Sciatica has come back with a revenge once more. I’m getting a taste of what I’ll look like when I’m an elderly woman. On top of the spasms that make me […]

38 Weeks

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How far along? 38 weeks Weight Gained: 29.5 whopping pounds… oh Christmas. Symptoms: I told my midwife my hands and feet were swollen and she just laughed at me. Really guys, they are so itchy all the time and feel like massive sausages even if you can’t really tell from looking at them. Come to think of it, all of me feels itchy and expanding. It must just be that time. Movement: She’s an ever moving little creature. […]

Dear Little Girl

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Dear sweet Abigail, I can’t tell you how much joy you’ve already brought your daddy and me. Your name even means your father’s joy! I can tell you right now, I’ve never seen your daddy as happy as the day I told him you were coming. I can only imagine the party your heavenly father threw the day you were created. You are such a special one. Well, I know I’ve been telling you about […]

37 Weeks

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Oh my goodness… How far along? 37 weeks…. whaaat!? Weight Gained: 27.5 lbs Symptoms: Anxiety, hyperventilation, and insomnia. Just kidding, but sorta not. Well, this is becoming very real, very fast yet at the same time I still can’t wrap my little brain around what will be happening so very soon. I really hope it wraps eventually. COME ON BRAIN. I definitely feel like she’s dropped so, well, that’s pretty crazy. That nose of mine is still working on overdrive. […]

36 Weeks

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One more week! One more week! One more week! And then she can come anytime!!!! Oh my goodness! How far along? 36 weeks Weight Gained: 28 lbs Symptoms: That dog pretty much has one good quality. He usually smells amazing (for a big dog) and has pretty good smelling breath. My nose no longer agrees. I can smell him in all his glory from across the room and it is not my favorite. All my joints are […]

35 Weeks

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How far along? 35 weeks Weight Gained: 27 lbs. Bye bye target weight :'( Symptoms: Are violent sneezes a pregnancy symptom? Mine have become other earthly. Greg said they literally hurt his ears. Also, the embarrassing symptoms are saying hello again ….probably on account of the sneezing… And my bladder is apparently the size of a pea. Movement: Oh :) We took her to a concert this weekend and she either really loved it or really hated it because she […]