Before I write my birth story and chronicle the first month of G’s arrival I wanted to take one look back at my pregnancy. I know years from now I will want to remember my body and how it changed during this period of my life. Pregnancy is so challenging but beautiful and when I … Continue reading A Pregnancy in Pictures
I’ve gotten the sweetest, funniest, most amazingly supportive emails and messages from mama friends. Their words have made me feel much better and given me perspective. Birthing our children is 1% of the work. The other 99% that has the most effect on how they turn out as people is the most import part of … Continue reading 40 weeks + 4 days.
I’m a little sad this evening. I had an NST this morning at 8:30am. The baby was moving but I could tell from the nurse’s reaction that something was not as good as it usually is. Then I saw my OB, Dr. Perlow, for my weekly appointment at 1:30pm. She said the baby was moving … Continue reading 40 weeks + 2 days = looking at our options.
One day past my due date and nothing. All of my appointments were tentatively scheduled. Dave was home doing all the things I usually do; making breakfast, taking P to school and ballet, etc. I decided to take today to be a quiet day for just me and my body. I took a long walk … Continue reading 40 weeks + 1 day
…I’ve done to prepare for the coming of a second child is to freeze lots and lots of food. In January I started making meals and freezing half. I made all the things I crave whenever I’m sick or need comfort. There’s chicken soup, Italian wedding soup, broccoli-potato soup, minestrone soup, mac and cheese, meat … Continue reading Smartest thing…
Today is my due date… With so many people choosing scheduled C-sections and the media’s skewed portrayal of birth, it’s interesting to see/hear people’s reaction to the following dialogue: stranger: wow! when are you due? me: today stranger: today? me: yes stranger: OMG! (as they back away) are you going to deliver right now? me: … Continue reading Due Date: 3-13-12
Two weekends ago we finally got around to painting my belly. I had talked about it with P and she was very eager to go to town. But every afternoon was taken up by some other activity. Fortunately, we did this when Dave was home so he took pictures. It was a lot of fun … Continue reading Painting the Bump
I swore I’d never turn into a Valley mom but here I am wearing Uggs and shorts. Just shameful but I’ve had the hardest time getting dressed while pregnant and even more so now in my 39th week. We went to the west side yesterday. It’s always about 20 degrees cooler over there. I know … Continue reading Valley Mama
Almost a year ago we planned a trip to NYC for my 40th. Then I got pregnant and my due date turned out to be 3 days after my birthday. So…no trip, no party…not much of anything really but I’ll take a baby over anything in the world. In February we celebrated both my birthday … Continue reading 40th Birthday
Tonight is the last night I can say I’m 39 years old and 39 weeks pregnant. I had to capture it…messy room and all. A long time ago before I had any sort of wisdom and understanding about having children, I swore I would never have a child in my 40’s. I remember saying “if … Continue reading The last night of 39…