Of course, me being me, I rushed myself into resuming normal activities. It's hard not to when you have three children and a household relying on you, but I learned my lesson. Took a late night trip to the hospital last night and spoke with the women in the maternity department for quite a bit. (Warning: … Continue reading Taking It Easy
Every mother is different, every baby is different and every labor is different. This time around my pain brought me to the point where I was actually begging for an epidural, something that I didn't get with either of my other boys. My experience was a little here and there. I would list the things I … Continue reading Epidural
As of March 26th we have had a new little man join our family! Friday night (the 25th), I started feeling some pings and pangs but nothing that seemed "rhythmic" enough to be deemed true labor. All night long I woke up with pains that seemed extremely contraction-like and when they were still present after my shower … Continue reading The New Baby Is Here!
I know I haven't been writing all that often as of late but I assure you that I haven't gone anywhere. You aren't that lucky! I also haven't been absent because the baby is here. I am not that lucky! Honestly, I thought that I would have had more time to write lately seeing as I left … Continue reading I’m Still Here
That's right, I am thirty nine weeks pregnant and that means I am also a ticking time bomb. Can you even guess what this baby is being compared to for the thirty nine week baby update? It's a bit disheartening... Watermelon! Okay, okay, okay...technically it says a "mini-watermelon" but that's still a wild thing to compare a … Continue reading Only One Week Left!
How much patience could a pregnant woman lose, if a pregnant woman had any patience? All of it. Last night I came home and much like every other night my amazing boyfriend and my two sweethearts were there to greet me with their hugs, their kisses and their never ending noise. Don't get me wrong, I … Continue reading Oh, What A Night
My level of impatience is growing faster than I can properly put into words. I'm thirty eight weeks and three days pregnant which (at this very moment) leaves less than two weeks until my expected due date on the 27th. I think once you're this pregnant the whole world just seems to revolve around your … Continue reading Little Bitty Leek
Up until now I have been relying on the My Pregnancy app to tell me how big my baby is and what's going on in my belly. Yesterday though, I had a sonogram and we all got a little surprise... I was making jokes before the sonogram about how we were about to find out that … Continue reading Swiss Chard? Nope.
The longest of nights. The toughest of days. The roughest of (my) pregnancies. And there they are throughout thick and thin, always making me smile. I really need to give some credit where credit is due, not just to my boys but also to their dad. My boyfriend has been my rock through this pregnancy whenever … Continue reading I Love My Boys
I can't make guarantees for myself, one never knows, but this might be my third labor without excepting an epidural. After Baby M was born a lot of pregnant women that I knew asked me what labor was like and despite the fact that I spent thirty six hours in labor, I told them all that … Continue reading No Drugs, Please