pregnancy

Ari’s Birth Story

Ari’s original estimated due date was on March 29, a couple days after his daddy’s birthday. Russ and I spent all of March waiting for this kid. We finished the nursery, washed all the baby clothes, and organized the entire house before March because we thought our son might come at any moment and we wanted to be prepared. We even celebrated Russell’s birthday early. Then March 29 came…and went. I went to all my OBGYN appointments every week and each week the nurse taking my blood pressure and weight will comment how baby wasn’t here yet. I continued grocery shopping and the cashiers at the store started to recognize me and ask me when my baby was coming. I felt a lot of pressure to pop out this kid but he was on his own time. It got hard leaving the house because random people will comment about how I looked “ready to pop” which, yes I was ready to pop, but I didn’t need the constant reminder that baby wasn’t here yet. (more…)

39.5 Week Update

Yup, still pregnant! Hopefully this will be the last pregnancy update…hehe. Bonus: this post is being published on Russell’s birthday! Let’s see if our son decides to come out on his dad’s birthday to say hello 🙂

Baby’s due date is fast approaching and he still isn’t here yet. You can say Russ and I are excited. Everyday, we wake up and wonder if this is the day he’ll make his appearance. It feels like this is the first lesson in parenthood – that you won’t be able to control your child. The baby will come when the baby comes. And that’s okay, but we’re so excited!

Other baby updates: (more…)

36 & 37 Week Pregnancy Update

Hello there.

I am still pregnant. Half of me is anxious to meet this kid already and the other half is anxious about labor and delivery. In other words, I am a ball of anxiety. But underneath it all, I can’t help but feel excited to see my family grow, to watch Russell become a dad, and to take care of a child. I am going to be a mother. Oy.

I’m combining my 36 and 37 week update in this post since this picture is from 36 weeks but I am writing this while I am at 37 weeks. I can’t believe that I have been pregnant for 9 months and that this baby will be coming ANY TIME.

Below is a summary of pregnancy this past couple of weeks. (more…)

Baby Shower!

We had our baby shower on the first Saturday of February. It was amazing and fun and exactly like how I imagined it would be. A few of my friends planned and arranged the shower – it all came out so beautifully. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. Oh, before I do, I should note that these pictures were taken by one of our friends who did so voluntarily for fun and they turned out amazing.

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32 Week Pregnancy Update

There’s a baby in there

Only 8 weeks left!!! Time to FREAK OUT.

Here’s a summary of what’s happening.

Symptoms: Heartburn, not much appetite, still sore hips, peeing frequently
Cravings:  Milk, ice cream, cheese, all the dairy
How’s baby? I’m amazed by how often he hiccups.
And also, how much he dislikes it when my belly touches a hard surface (i.e. the bed, when I put down my cereal bowl on my tummy, when I press my hand down on my belly, etc.). He goes crazy and starts kicking when this happens.
Another also, he moves around a lot when Russell talks. It melts my heart.
Baby is: Size of a head of lettuce! He’s big enough that when he moves around a lot, you see waves on my belly.

 

Other than my pregnancy symptoms, here’s what went on the past week: (more…)