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Now that Juniper is here, and has her own blog, I’m going to get back to art and life on my own blog. Probably starting with some sharing of art websites I like, since I’m confined to a nursing chair for so many hours of the day! Hurray for ipads. My gestational diabetes appears to […]

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guilty

I’m starting to feel guilty about all this time off and the lack of stuff I get done in a day. I have to keep reminding myself that 1. I’m 9 months pregnant and no one expects me to write my first great american novel while in a physical state where I have to get […]

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39 weeks? Really?

I’m 39 weeks pregnant today and I feel like I am. Seems like any day now… Lots of braxton-hicks contractions and other weird sensations and pains. Today I’m so tired, I’m just staying home and relaxing. I watched a Nirvana documentary and am listening to the new Arcade Fire album. It’s naps and snacks for […]

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Hip hop

My hips have gotten worse so walking long distances is pretty much out for the remainder of the pregnancy. I’ve been doing lots around the house. I put together two sets of shelves and got most of my paintings and canvases out of boxes finally. My painting studio is starting to look like it might […]

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Last Minute Errands

I thought I was totally done with errands but I ended up going on more today. It’s nice to be able to get so much done during the day now that I’m not working, but yesterday I tried to stay home and work on art. I had the same plans for today but my body […]

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pregnancy week 38

I’m in the final stretches. Saturday I had tons of contractions and was starting to feel like a ticking time bomb. The Braxton-Hicks contractions can commonly go on for a week or longer, so I wasn’t feeling like I was about to go into labor, but Tom wanted me to call the midwives before I […]

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Home Stretch

When you get pregnant, people like to tell you all the terrible things that are going to happen to you. Your boobs are going to get all big and saggy, your feet are going to swell up, you’re going to be an emotional wreck, you won’t have any energy to do anything, you’ll gain a […]

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pregnancy 37 weeks!

Here we go! 37 weeks! Which is considered full term. Feels like a huge relief. It also feels a little strange that I’m so close to having my baby. I don’t feel 3 weeks away from my due date. I still feel very mobile and active. All the things people told me, like to get […]

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Pregnancy week 36

One more week to go before I hit the big 3-7. I’ll be considered full term next week and I’ll feel a huge relief. Nothing major has happened since that one day a week ago where I had cramps and back pain for 4-5 hours, but it’s made me very nervous about every little tweaky […]

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Pregnancy Week 35

Oh boy, let’s see. Lots going on. So I’m 34 days from my due date. I’m starting to feel the ill effects of pregnancy. Sore tailbone, tired, sore, sore, tired, and tired. Harder to tie shoes, harder to pick things up off the ground when I’m sitting in a chair. Laborious things like putting records […]

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My Gestational Diabetes Food Arsenal

I have to eat constantly to try and maintain my weight. Since I’ve cut out all simple carbs and have limited my grains to almost nothing, it’s hard getting enough calories to gain weight. So I have a smorgasbord of snacks on hand. Here are the foods that get me through the day. Nuts Almonds, […]

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Pregnancy Week 34

This weekend was our Baby Shower! My friend Mo did a bang up job, distributing onsies to people so they could decorate them. It was a good turnout and everyone had a good time. No scary baby shower games like sniffing melted candy bars in diapers, trying to figure out which candy bar it is. […]

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Pregnancy Week 33

7 weeks to go. Holy Shmoly. My belly has taken on weird new dimensions. I’m starting to stress. I feel time ticking away. They’ve been trying to hire a replacement for me at work. He signed today and it’s official. I means I probably won’t have to work through July 15th, and that means more […]

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Christmas in June

So… we had to redo our sewer line. The best case scenario was that it would cost about $2400. If the water line got in the way or was damaged, it was going to be $1400 more. Turns out, through a series of unfortunate circumstances, our final bill totals more like $6200. Yikes. Not knowing […]

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Apologies to baby

I know I shouldn’t beat myself up about this, but I am. I feel bad for every tiny bit of sugar I had early on in my pregnancy. I wish I could take it all back. I know my baby is going to be ok, I know I’m going to be able to keep my […]

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Week 31 â?? Easy Hard Pregnancy

Nine more weeks and counting. Strangers are starting to ask me when I’m due. So I must be finally past that is-she-fat-or-pregnant? phase. I still don’t feel big, although I think I probably look big. I feel like I’m looking at a funhouse mirror when I look at my reflection. It’s been an easy hard […]

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Procrastination Mode

Last night I sewed instead of working on my paintings. It’s my way of procrastinating. I suppose it could be worse. I could have procrastinated by sitting around, doing nothing. But lately, I just call that being pregnancy tired, and the only thing I can really procrastinate against when I’m “pregnancy tired” is sleeping. But […]

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Thirty Weeks

Here we go, we’re in the final 10 week count down (give or take). My blood pressure is 120 over 60, I’m steadily gaining 2 pounds a month, I feel fine and I’m still very mobile. I’m on iron supplements and I feel better. Baby is about 3 pounds and about 15.7″ long. Looks like […]

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