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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 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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Pregnancy Week 25

Here I am, week 25. Things are pretty smooth sailing. I’ve needed more naps lately, and I hurt my stomach muscles swimming last week, but other than that I’m doing good. I’ve been having trouble gaining weight. I know that sounds crazy, but that’s where I’m at. I’ve gained 9.5 pounds total. I’m not depriving […]

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Pregnancy 24 weeks

According to BabyCenter.com, my uterus is the size of a soccer ball right now and my baby is the size of an ear of corn. As Scott says: “Amaizing!” I am incredibly physically tired at night. Most nights it seems I have to struggle just to get to bed. But every day I wake up […]

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Back on Track

I’m feeling much better. I had enough energy to empty out a couple more boxes from my office yesterday. We had a very lovely dinner at Veritable Quandary in Portland right on the river. Very yummy food and nice place. I had chicken and black eyed peas, yum. We skipped dessert but I had an […]

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Dark, Black Cloud

I started crying yesterday on and off, by bedtime, I was just crying me a whole goddamn river. Not for any one thing, just from being sad. I woke up this morning and the crying continued. It showed no signs of stopping so I called in sick to work, washed off my face and got […]

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22 weeks

I have been afraid to step on the scale this month, worried it would say I’d gained 10 pounds. My belly is growing fast these days and with all the junk food I ate during the move, I was just worried. Turns out I’ve only gained 3 pounds this month! That makes 11 pounds total. […]

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The Halfway Mark

Today marks week 20 of my pregnancy with our little Juniper berry. Wow! Halfway! The consensus is that I really look pregnant now. I definitely feel pregnant. I get a few good kicks every day and lots of flutters. I wish there were more, they are so reassuring, but I bet I’ll be sorry I […]

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Bouncy Bouncy

We had our 12 week ultrasound nucal translucency screening and blood test yesterday. We got a very good, long look at our little one, who seems to think that my belly is a bouncy castle. The kid was bouncing all over the place. Looked fun. The tech said they call it trampolining. She said babies […]

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Moving the bod

I got my fitbit today! I’m so excited. I was feeling kind of crappy today but I had to go to the gym at least for a little bit to get some brownie points on my fitbit. If you haven’t seen one, they are like the body bug that they use on the biggest loser. […]

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The Kumquat

It’s week 10 of my pregnancy and I have a baby the size of a kumquat inside me. I’m starting to pop out, it’s definitely getting noticeable. I was really worried I had been gaining too much weight, because from the books it sounds like at 10 weeks you aren’t really showing yet. Turns out […]

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The Start of a Birth Plan

This is the beginnings of a birth plan, and just things that are important to me when planning for the next few months. I want to give birth in my own home, with people I trust and love. After giving birth, I want to be home with my husband and baby, not in a hospital. […]

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Nine weeks pregnant

I thought once the word was out that I was pregnant, that I’d have all sorts of things to share. But honestly I still feel very quiet. I think I’ll feel more confident about this whole pregnancy thing after I get through the 12 week ultrasound and genetic testing thing. Basically, so far, so good, […]

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