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40 Weeks – Happy due date baby!

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baby #1 / bump / pregnancy

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 […]

From that one time when I freaked out just a little bit

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pregnancy / the daily life / why do i act like a child

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~Helen Keller Some days can be kinda crappy. This started out being one of those days. Mostly because I woke up grumpy and was determined to stay that way for the rest of […]

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. […]

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 […]

34 Weeks

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Oh boy oh boy oh boy! I can’t believe this little one is full term in three weeks!!! Now that’s something to be thankful for! How far along? 34 weeks Weight Gained: 25.5 lbs. This week we had Greg strap on our 16 lb turkey with an extra 10 lb hand weight to give this lady some sympathy as to why I’ve been tired all the time. I was shocked how heavy them pounds are! Shocked, […]

Compliments

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Today, after spending a considerable amount of time at the DMV and feeling exceptionally ravishing, I dashed my defeated self into Pizza My Heart for a guilty pleasure lunch and got in line behind a man who seemed like he had something to say. “Pizza for the baby, eh?” “Yup,” I laughed. “You make a beautiful momma..” he said as he walked away with a smile and a merry little twinkle in his eye. And […]

33 Weeks

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A durian. That’s how big this baby is. I have no idea what that is or how to even eat it but apparently we are just running out of recognizable items. On average they say she’s *around* 4lbs and measuring *around* 17in long. I get claustrophobic just thinking about her being all scrunched up in there. And changing the subject.. How far along? 33 weeks Weight Gained: 26 lbs… aaaand we are back up. Symptoms: I got […]