Pregnancy Chronicles

I found out I was pregnant in June 2012.  Ironically, a lady working at my same company also found out she was expecting.  We grew an email relationship over the months of our pregnancy.  While I will have lots of posts about pregnancy in time to come, I thought it could be cool to share what I was actually writing during that time.  These are the emails I sent her.  I’ve edited the emails only as much as to protect identities, to get rid of actual work topics and also to spell out some things better since you are an outside party reading the conversation.  It’s one thing to write about something after the fact.  But by sharing this, too, you can get a little taste of the crazy lady I had become :)  I hope you enjoy this.  

 

Aug 21, 2012

Omg!  Wow!  Congrats. I’m due Feb 21.   I’m telling the team here today. In about 40 minutes.

I’m feeling good again finally. I had been terribly sleepy for 3 months. And without booze and cigs I no longer have any patience for anything.  How are you feeling?  How cool that we are in it together!!

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Sept 24, 2012

Congrats – you’re half way there!!!  I miss my cigs…  And I miss my margs….  Too often people in the office make drinking jokes only to end it with “oh sorry Laura…”  But in good news we found out last Friday it’s a girl!  Had to pick out a name instantly because I am neurotic.  Willow Blanche was selected.  Husband’s mom is already calling her Willow B.  aww…I’m also overly concerned on car seats.  I want to find one that is not a thousand bucks but that can be used for a few years and snap into a stroller.  I am starting to think this does not exist.

Anyway, I hope you are doing well!!  I’m glad we are 1/2 there for sure.  Have you felt movement?  I have, but not a lot.

Peace!

Oct 16, 2012

I stop work travel in December. My last week in on the road is Dec 10, I believe.  I have no idea when I will start my leave officially.  I also got this really really lame pillow online for flights and used it today for the first time. It was magical. Haha. Big dork.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000U80WJQ

What’s new?  This weekend and next weekend I have family baby showers. They are in my home state so that’s why they have been planned so early. I’ve warned both hosts that I don’t want my belly touched or measured by people. Ha!!

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Oct 23, 2012

The shower went well!  Husband helped open gifts and old ladies were highly entertained by his commentary. So I was luckily out of the spotlight.  We got mostly clothing and hardly anyone bought from the baby registry.

I’m so excited you are narrowing in on the baby name!!!  I am not envious on having that still open. It’s like the most important decision in all of this!!  I really love the girl name you’ve selected. I’ve never heard of the boy middle name. So that gets extra credit.

I’ll keep you posted on health insurance. From what I can tell you do have to make sure the hospital is in network. And I don’t know if they all do, but mine requires me to pre-register.

Headed to my parents place for baby shower round 2 in the morning. I want to tell you more of the visit with the in laws but it will have to wait because I’m all of a sudden soooo tired :)

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Oct 30, 2012

Have you seen these sheets?  They look amazing!  I feel like ordering them, last night I even had a dream about them.  Weird, but better than the other recent dream I’ve had of me having a baby that looked like a Simpsons cartoon :)

http://www.cloudsandstars.com

I met with HR today.  Got the same scoop as you.  She’s approved me to stop traveling the week of Dec 10, which is good.  I haven’t decided yet whether or not to add vacation time to my maternity leave.  I’m starting to get awfully tempted by this.

The baby showers went well.  We got a ton of pink things, which I believe is a symptom of revealing the gender before a shower.  People didn’t really shop off any registry at all, and almost seemed to want to be allowed to put their own style into things.  Either way, it’s free for me ha!  So it was warmly welcomed.

Bought the crib tonight!  This website Fawn and Forest is doing a promotion now where you get a free organic mattress with the purchase of a crib, and then on top of that you get a gift card of $30 for each 200$ spent.  I’m really excited to have ordered it. It’s been locked into it in my mind for a few months. :)

Going to get another prenatal massage soon?  I am thinking of getting one soon.  I haven’t been home in 3 weeks now, so I am like omg! Get me to my bed!!!

Nov 25, 2012

Hey!  Has the crib arrived?  How exciting!!  Mine should ship out sometime this week but I don’t have a delivery date. I ordered it on Halloween and they said 3-4 weeks before shipping. So anytime now I think.  Send me a picture of yours setup once it is in place. Hopefully you are not the one putting it together!!  (I grunt every time I bend down now…). I still haven’t bought the crib sheets. I’m back on the fence between the organic zippered sheets and the fuzzy ones from Pottery Barn.

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Husband and I were in Paris last week. A final hurrah before I’m on home lock down. I ate so much bread and croissants and sweets. So much there I can’t eat. But of what I could eat, it was like nothing else. Amazing. Fooooood.

How are you doing still not knowing the gender?  I’d have ripped all of my hair out by now. You have some serious self-control!!  I attached a few pictures below of the room. My next big purchase is the rug.

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Have you seen that pack n play by 4moms in one of the pics?  It’s called the Breeze. I’m planning to use it in my bedroom as a bed when she’s born because the walls are breathable. The selling feature is how easy it sets up and collapses. Check out a video if you haven’t seen it. The regular store coupons (20% off purch) at Buy Buy Baby work on it because the brand is so new.  Babies R Us already started excluding the brand. Just FYI or maybe TMI.

What else is new – let’s see. Blood in my nose is fun!  Ha. I also

Also holy cow!!  Thank you so much for the baby gift!!!!!!  That was really really sweet of you. Please send me your address so I can thank you properly.had to go get a bra fitting. My ribs were actually in pain and now I know why. Did you even know bras come in FF?  I told a friend about this today and she’s like she didn’t know bras came in that size. It’s easy to remember tho – I told her to think fuck face. Haha!

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Dec 6, 2012

Today I overslept until 7 and had to take calls from the hotel that started at 8. Guess the night caught up with me.

I need the prenatal massage!  You are so smart to get those properly and regularly!! The only prenatal massages I’ve gotten are at massage envy (no judgement).  Husband and I joined one when we moved out of NYC.  My thought was: a cheap massage is better than no massage…  I need a really nice one like you are doing.   I’m home now. So nice.  Back to slippers and pillow positioning hooray!!

Did I tell you I’ve been going to these expectant mothers events around town?  There was a dinner with a panel of delivery experts (a midwife, l&d nurse, psychologist), a prenatal yoga, etc.  They always do give-away’s, which is fun. But it’s also so cool meeting other pregnant people because I know no people in my town who are parents at all, let alone parents of babies.  I’m hoping to make some friendships with good people that can later become like play dates or babysitting swaps. There’s another this Sunday. I get nervous going in. We all talk about the exact same things and it really is fun. Haha. I’m a nerd. But hey, otherwise the only way I meet local people is thru the music scene with Husband… And that’s so far only single guys.

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Dec 12, 2012

When I left the office this evening it hit me that today was my last full day in the office. Whoa. Don’t worry I didn’t cry. I was able to restrain myself.. J  Like is this crazy that we have just about reached the no travel time?  Holy mother of god.

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Dec 16, 2012

Happy last night to sleep for travel to you!!!  I’m so glad we reached the finish line. I had a huge smile hugging everyone goodbye on Thursday!  See ya suckas!

My belly is moving visibly a lot right now!!  And I’m sipping a hot choc. Guess she likes hot choc!  What day are you at?  I’m 67 today.

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Jan 4, 2013

5How are you?  This was your only week to go to HQ right?  Work from home starts next week?  I’m feeling happy but so large and waddling terribly. Her movements have really ramped up and the 2-4am wake up hour is becoming even more regular again.  What else.  Shopping.  I have odds and ends left to buy. Most everything else is done.  Here’s an updated view on the room. Woo hoo!  Also she was totally lying sideways in my tummy recently and I started to freak out since that means automatic c section. But now I can tell she moved again head down. I just need to keep her there for 48 more days. :) . Lots of walking and squats is what the doctor told me to do. Have you had any Braxton Hicks?  Yes here. Like abs of steel. Haha. I haven’t had a hard tummy since starting college. Ha!

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Jan 5, 2013

I’m thinking about having a real photographer come out to get the room. My pictures aren’t great and I want some good shots for the baby book. I don’t even own a real camera…just iPhone.

Good luck at your shower tomorrow!  That should be great!

Husband is really excited. It’s so fun. He went out last night and said when he got home he went to her room just to look in it for a while. We watched some YouTube vids recently, too, of newborns.  Like accidental smiles and how to swaddle and I was surprised he was watching them and entertained by them. I think he’s ready for me to quit complaining about my giant azz :)

Have you made plans for visitors after the baby is born?  It’s tricky for me since everyone is out of town.

Being at home I’m so less mobile. Husband brought my treadmill into the living room and I did a 20 min walk on it this evening. Don’t know if it’s allowed for sure. But I did 0 incline at 1.8 mph. So, very light.  Being able to get a walk in when it’s so cold outside and doing it from my underwear is too hard to pass up. Haha!!

I don’t want an induction either. Wayyy to many scary stories associated with that for me.

Ps- organic spray tan – what is this?  I’m so white I can only envy tans. I only actually had one once. That took an entire summer on the beach.

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Jan 5, 2013

Do you know we get breast pumps for free via our insurance?  It’s mandatory for insurance companies to cover them as of Jan 1 2013 because of an Act signed by Obama. So lucky us!

Here is what Tufts/Cigna told me on what you do to get it -

Effective 01/01/2013,   Manual, electric, and hospital grade breast pumps are covered with no member cost share.  Breast pumps must be ordered by a physician (PCP or OB/GYN), and obtained from a contracting DME provider.  One pump is covered per pregnancy, during the twelve months after the delivery date. Referrals and Prior Authorization are not needed

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Jan 11, 2013

We are getting the black Mamaroo baby swing. My mom told me it was amazing and a must have. Mummy knows best…Which color did you get?  Also how was last weekends shower?!

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Jan 15, 2013

Here is the skrink hips website.  I know someone who used this and stands by it.  Mine is sitting on my dining room table now.  It arrived today!

http://www.shrinkxhips.com

I’m thinking about getting 2 baby monitors – one audio only and another that is video.

- The audio only one is supposed to make no noise – no static running – unless the baby makes a sound.  That will be for when I am at home or for Husband at home.  Mobi pure sounds.  (Real cheap because it is audio only.)

- The video one is called Dropcam and will be for when mummy hits the road again after my maternity leave ends.  Then I can just use an iPhone app to see her sleeping peacefully.  (Haven’t ordered this one yet.)

Had a Braxton Hicks in the middle of a conference call today.  Of course right then people are saying to me – “You still there Laura?”  And I didn’t want to explain what was going on, so I just sounded like I was not paying attention at all.  ugh..

Also, I am replying to the other email chain we had but I cant find it, so trying to remember everything.  But did you ask if my working hours were being reduced?  Maybe I dreamed this haha!  But they aren’t.  I am billing on average 10 hours a day, range 8-12.  We just hit the testing phase for the implementation.  I transitioned my work to my successor and he keeps assigning a lot of things back to me and I am worried that I am being over-allocated and also worrying what happens when I do leave.  Are your hours reducing?  If yes, I am completely jealous!

Jan 15, 2013

I want a chill project after maternity ends hands down but I don’t know how to approach it.  I have been with the Client A for 3 years – the entire time I have been with our consulting firm.  So like, I don’t know if it is ok to request something new.  My best case would be Client B because it is only a 30 minute flight.

Are your new socks comfortable?  So often I don’t even like wearing pants!  haha.  So a sock would be a whole new challenge for me, especially because of being tight.  I have started wearing tights inside out.  That seam up the front bothers my belly but when it is inside out then just comfy dress and tights is a good outfit for when I go out.

You have like no time left in your pregnancy.  OMG!!!  At our birthing class the lady said extreme nesting is a sign labor is coming and since you just cleaned the entire house I feel like you are just about done!  Is baby’s butt still sticking up in the air?  Can you tell if he/she has dropped yet?

Jan 17, 2013

Had a doctor appt today and the baby did the butt in the air trick. First time ever. It was right up top and so crazy to feel!!  I can see totally why you said it was cracking you up before!!

Dilating and effacing have officially started. So unexpected!!  Baby hasn’t dropped completely yet. The doc said she is definitely head down. But not locked and loaded. All good signs. I’m in shock. Hearing the doctor say these things is a million times more like whoa than reading all of this stuff on the Internet. :)

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Jan 18, 2013

I hear that when we go home, we will look 6 mos preggers.  That is frightening.  Seriously they were like, bring an outfit that is comfortable to wear home that fit at 6 mos….My sister signed me up for my first 5k in early May.  She said it is required to ensure I return to normal. hahah!!!  I do 20 minutes on the treadmill each day at 0 incline at 1.8.  So I guess once the baby is born, I will do that for a while and then start to build up.  Flappy arms too.  Need to get on top of that.  You were so good to keep training throughout.  I am a lazy azz!

Jan 18, 2013

I feel so bad about your swelling!  Did you do anything different you can think of that triggered it?  And you are right bathing suit and Memorial Day!!  I didn’t even think about that.   All of this skin around my belly.  I start to wonder where it came from and will it just shrink up?  I don’t know the science to this. I shall go ask google…

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Jan 21, 2013

You are under 20 days holy crap!!  I am so excited for you!!  I will hit 20s in 2 days. Where do you feel hiccups?  Maybe you can tell the position before the doc confirms it. I think yours is head down based on the butt trick. If the butt is up high above your belly button, head has to be down.  I read that pregos more accurately can tell size and position than doctors and midwives and medical students, based on some study. My feeling is mine is not humongous. Hopefully that study was right… Haha!  I’m assuming docs didn’t get to use ultrasound or they would have won..  Husband is huge but he only weighed 7lbs at birth. I think I even outweighed him by maybe a half pound or so.

Both babies are considered full term (ok I have 4 more days but whatever), so much less stress on us!!  Everything is good! Hooray!  Don’t forget to ask about the breast pump prescription at your next appointment. I forgot last week. Gonna hopefully get it ordered this week. Mama needs a margarita!!

Husband just flew to NYC today. He’ll be home Friday. He has commanded me to not sit in our hammock (I get stuck in it haha) and also said I am not allowed to freak out about anything related to work, which I have been doing. ;)   Hopefully I can comply.

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Jan 25, 2013

Any news?!  How are you?  Did you already have the baby?  haha!!!  I am going to need to be added to your text message call tree!!

15 days is all you have left holy cow!  27 for me.  Yesterday I was thinking, how weird would it be to have the same day!  What would be the chances?

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Jan 25, 2013

I am feeling good, too. I’must ready to move comfortably again.  How are you doing diaper stock up?  I got 1 big box of NB and of size 1. I was going to get more NB but started thinking against it because size 1 starts at 7-8 lbs…

I washed all the baby clothes and sheets blankets whatever today. Going to work on some organization in the living room and baby room this weekend. Like where will I store blankets to make them nice and accessible? I also scrubbed the fireplace yesterday. I’ve lost my mind.

How did your doctor appt go?  Mine this week was fast. No exams. So I have no news on progress. I’m guessing the progress is moving right along though because of the Braxton Hicks. I sure hope you got word that baby is head down.

In the event we end up with same delivery day I am going to hope for a boy for you. Because Husband and I have the same bday afterall… ;)

Jan 29, 2013

No signs yet.  Every time I wake up now my first thought is: Is it time??  And then I realize I’m just waking up like normal without any contractions.

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Jan 29, 2013

I bought giant maxi pads today. Maybe that will help encourage Mother Nature that I’m ready!

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Jan 30, 2013

How were the hot wings?  I hope they worked!!  I woke up with a real sharp cramp last night. Don’t know what it was, but I’m certainly still prego for today…I don’t feel like the baby has dropped. I hear that is really noticeable and people then walk a bit bow legged. Who knows?  Maybe I have giant giant hips and will never notice it. Haha!!!

I got back on the treadmill finally last night, too. I had fallen off the wagon for just under a week. My tummy gets really hard when I’m on it. Do you notice that when you are at the gym?

Mamaroo will be delivered today!!  So that is what I will be excited for today!!

Honestly this waiting period at the end that we are in is so hard!!  I might go insane.

Have you installed the car seat?  Husband is talking about doing it this weekend. I need to order the seat protector that goes under it. A friend recommended this one called Prince Lion Heart.

My doctor told me I could start taking Evening Primrose Oil capsules. It’s supposed to help soften the cervix to promote effacement. If you haven’t progressed at all yet ask your doc about that. I googled it and like most natural remedies it has mixed reviews on whether it works or not.  I’m giving it a whirl…Happy Wednesday!

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Jan 31, 2013

I am getting nowhere on the breast pump adventure.  Have you made any progress?  The insurance company told me I have to go through a contracting durable med equipment supplier and sent me a list of said suppliers in my city.  I called each one and none of them carry breast pumps!  I went back to them and asked if I can just buy it and then submit for reimbursement.  They said no, maybe your doctor can help better.  Shouldn’t they know where to point me?  I’m getting lost.

:)  Dr Appt today.

Jan 31, 2013

Ok as usual Husband is laughing at me.  ”Laura, at the end of the day, this is not a big deal and you can just go buy one…”  That is awesome you got a pump from your friend.  Must mean it worked well!

I am so glad that your baby has engaged!!!  That is big news.  My doctor appt is at 2pm.  I’ll let you know if I get any news.  It’s weird how labor is not like a build up process where you know when it is coming.  Wouldn’t you think it would be?  Instead just one day we will be like, I think I’m in labor, is this labor?  yea it is.  omg!  haha!

Feb 1, 2013

My appointment went well. No major updates. Baby has started to engage. She said station -1 or 0.  I don’t think that is point of no return. But it’s definitely great news. No change in anything else.  My mother in law said she started freaking out because I waited until like 6pm to give her an update.

I got a mani pedi yesterday. Please baby come before my nails chip is what I’m thinking.

My mom had her first baby 3 weeks early and my sister had her first 2 weeks early. Do you know your family track record?  Not that it will mean anything but you only get to do a compare against someone’s first born. Fingers crossed that your mom doesn’t say 42!!!

I can’t believe your friend was due yesterday!  That is so lucky to have someone near you also 9 mos preggers. I’m wayyyy jealous.  Afterall you’re my prego BFF and I’ve only seen you once. Ha!!

My sister claims to have broken her water with 3 of her pregnancies (out of 4) by jumping off the bed. I’m clumsy. So I won’t be trying that one. ;)  Are you guys trying stuff?  All the walking surely must be helping!!

Today I’m sending some “best of luck / adios” emails to people I’ve worked with at Client A for the last 3 years.  3 years, sounds crazy when I type it. I want to get a chance to say bye now before I feel bad about not doing it when it’s too late. :)

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Feb 2, 2013

1 week from today is your due date wow!!!  I just hit 19 days.  Husband got a contraction counting iPhone app, too. Good call!  I’m the opposite of not minding if the baby takes her time to be born like you described. I wish every minute that labor would start ;)

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Feb 4, 2013

How are you doing today?  Having any fake contractions?  I am buying a birthing ball today because I need some improved comfort to work in.  How is your pregnant friend doing?  Has her baby come yet?

Feb 4, 2013

Oh I hope really badly that she goes soon.  Induction stories are really not fun since they lead to many other issues and painful contractions.

Maybe she should try some acupuncture or acupressure.  Who knows?  Or I even read people put on their breast pumps to trick their body and hormones.

It’s like we are in the Hunger Games.  I hope my name is not called for the Induction Game.

I am still really impatient.  I have stopped my count down clock.  Was making me insane :)  I am also on the couch right now.  I have reruns of Who Wants to be a Millionaire on in the background, while I work today.  Instead of both, I’d rather be pushing the baby out.  :)

Feb 5, 2013

The yoga ball is amazing.  I am sitting on it to work and it’s helping the back.

Feb 5, 2013

I’m also now obsessed with cleaning out random junk drawers and cluttered spaces.  And I’m going to start my taxes tonight.  They are so complex for Husband’s self employment stuff.  I think after all of that there will be nothing to do but bounce on this ball.  AKA, working hard to keep busy over here….. :)

Feb 5, 2013

Omg 90% effaced!!!  Hooray!!!  I am so excited for you!  Wow!!!!  Were you thrilled to hear that?  My next appointment is Thursday afternoon again.

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Feb 5, 2013

This is totally happening. Funny, last time I had that thought was when I was choking on my toothbrush looking at my preg test stick in June. Hahahaha……

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Feb 9, 2013

I can’t believe I’m saying this. But I hope you don’t go into labor now until it’s safe outside.  Are you home alone?  Stocked up on food and whatever?  Power working?  I had a call with my manager yesterday. She said she had crackers and wine to get through the storm. Hilarious.

My hips are tired of being laid on. I switch each side each time I wake up at night. But I think they have run out of stamina for holding up my giant ass. ;)

Any news on your friend?

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Feb 10, 2013

I hope it happens today!

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Feb 10, 2013

I’m walking in laps around my house. I read walking helps. I’d like to also go within a few days :)

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Feb 11, 2013

Are you going to keep working until the baby comes?  That’s my plan.

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Feb 11, 2013

Hooray for the dilation!  Ahh for the induction!  Are you going to try some natural induction methods?  Acupuncture and breast pumps seem to be the most recommended.  But also I’m excited for you. You finally have a drop dead date.

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Feb 12, 2013

Hooray that your friend had her baby!!!!!  That is really great news.

Ok you’re up.

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Feb 12, 2013

Are you hanging in there?  Groundhog Day. How much is the baby moving?  My belly is super active still. Stretching up and out a lot. I have my next appt tomorrow afternoon.

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Feb 13, 2013

I started the day very very very crabby. For no reason. But now that Dr appt is near I am cheery again. Please call me Mrs Mood Swing.

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Feb 14, 2013

Oh I hope you get a picture at your appointment!!!  If you do please send me a copy. I don’t get any more ultrasound picturess. So I am so excited for you!!

3 hours for the non stress test procedure… mother of God.  Hopefully you have iPad or something to keep you entertained.  Have you watched Downton Abbey on PBS yet?  It’s dumb and highly entertaining at the same time. Interestingly even Husband likes it. Haha

Hey did you solidify boy name?!  Do you feel one way or the other yet?  I thought I would have a boy right until I found out I was having a girl. Haha….  But you may have much better instincts than I did.

I’m going to walk today and bounce on this ball. Mental willing of baby to come out starting now. My due date is 1 week from today.

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Feb 15, 2013

Omg!  I’m so excited for you!!!  Wow!!!!!

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Feb 15, 2013

How did your contraction counting app go?  I am so excited for real!!

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Feb 15, 2013

Finally you will meet your baby girl or boy!!!  The surprise you’ve been waiting for!!!  Hang in there through the contractions. And feel free to call any person a Fuck Face today!!

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Feb 15, 2013

Just wanted you to know Husband and I are thinking of you. I hope you are doing well!!  I’m so happy you will hold your baby soon!

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Feb 16, 2013

Wow.  Just amazing.  And you thought you were just having a 3 hour dr appt yesterday :)   Congrats on your brand new perfect baby boy. You are already such a wonderful mother. I’m so happy for you and proud of you!!  (And totally jealous too!!)  You know that lame phrase, it’s so good for today: This is the first day of the rest of your life!!!

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Feb 17, 2013

He looks so great in the picture. So tiny!  I can’t wait to see more!  That is so amazing that you can tell he recognizes your voice. All of these things we have been submerged in reading for the last 7 months and you are now experiencing them!!  I hope feeding is going well, too!!  I finally got the scoop on the breast pump- go buy it and then submit the receipt. Ha!  I picked mine up yesterday. Got Dr Browns doub electric.  Husband was kind enough to give it a try so we could see how shocking it would be.  It was soooo funny!!

Looks like you will be going home soon!  How great!  Take a million photos. And then soon you’ll be making birth announcements…and here come the family visits.  Ha!!  The fun has just begun!!  My mom arrives today. Husband and I are scared :)

Hey also- don’t forget to grab all of the goodies at the hospital. People have told me to take everything because you get billed for it anyway and anything left gets thrown away. Haha. Funny.

Have a wonderful time introducing your baby to his home. What a wonderful time this is!  Everything is the first time for you both. I think he’s going to love the elephants in his room :)

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Feb 18, 2013

We watched the movie for Happiest Baby on the Block tonight. It was pretty good!  Hope you guys are doing great!!

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Feb 21, 2013

He’s adorable!! Thank you for sending the pic!!  He looks sooo cozy!  I bought myself the same A&A swaddling blankets that we sent you.

The movie Happiest Baby I watched it on Amazon online. It was really repetitive which was great because I totally have the method memorized. You should watch it. The reviews were thru the roof and the guy soothes a bunch of babies during the movie. So it must actually work in real life.

I ate an entire pineapple on Tuesday- including the core. Yesterday I started the Red Raspberry Leaf tea finally!! She hasn’t come yet. I had an appt yesterday and was told my sonogram put the due date at 2/24. Based on my last period the due date is today. So I really think very very soon!!  Plus there’s a full moon Monday the 25th :) . I’ll just go run around naked outside Monday night for the Moon God if she hasn’t come by then. Hahaha!!

How is everything with you!!!  How do you like officially being on leave?  How is the non-stop baby time?  Have you had a victory drink yet?  I so want a cig soon, but you said you quit pre pregnancy. So are you off the cigs for good?  If so, I’ll have an extra for you. :)  How’s sleeping and walking?  Your body starting to feel better?  Someone told me after the baby and placenta come out you look about 6mos for a while as the uterus shrinks back. I used to think oh god that’s terrible. But in my current position I’m like oh that would be so nice!  Haha!!  I cannot wait to start exercising again. I’m guessing that is allowed 2-4 weeks after delivery. But I don’t remember for sure.

Send more pics when you can!!  Guess I better get up and start cup of tea #1. ;)

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Feb 22, 2013

Still playing the waiting game!!  I hope this is the weekend!!

Feb 24, 2013

Just finished a pineapple smoothie. Doing dishes and then and going to go up and down the stairs until I go into labor or fall down them. Kinda joking…..where is this baby!!  How are you guys?  I hear another storm is headed to the east coast.

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Feb 25, 2013

Yes!!!  I am sitting in a squat all day!  I hope today is the day!!

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Feb 26, 2013

No baby yet. She’s so happy inside :)

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Feb 26, 2013

Have the non stress test tomorrow. Which hopefully means tonight is the night if I follow your footsteps!!  I feel lots of pressure but nothing else.

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Feb 27, 2013

No news yet. They are going to try a membrane sweep today. It didn’t work last time because I was only 1 cm. so fingers are crossed!!  I’ll let you know how it goes!!

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Feb 27, 2013

Passed the nst with flying colors. So luckily that means I’m safe to carry on being a baby machine. How great to be going strong at 41 weeks!  Yay!  They booked another nst for next week and also a bio physical sono (not sure what exactly that means but they said something about measuring amniotic fluids). This means I have until Thursday of next week to get the show on the road. Then induction land comes next. I’m going to schedule some acupuncture for ASAP. The doc did say the blood pressure was a little high and recommended I stop working to free my mind and de-stress.  So I went ahead and started my leave. So this is good!  A little relief for me tonight.

Tell me a fun story about being a mom later when you get bored (hehe). I bet you are having the most insane and amazing time of your life. I’m back to gushing during sentimental moments on TV shows and even during some commercials. Hope this doesn’t mean I’m going to be a pimple face again. Hahahaha!!  So close!!

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Mar 1, 2013

Acupuncture today at 1!!  I have a baby carrier front pack style but since I woke up at 6am and didn’t want to get out of bed I opted for some iPhone shopping and bought a sling- the Joovy babasling. It looks cool and came recommended. Have you tried a sling yet with your baby?

Omg the peeing story had me roaring. So funny!!  Tell your boyfriend to go immediately to get some pee pee tents this morning. I remember changing my nephew like 16 years ago and he had projectile poo. I had to scrub a wall!

I haven’t bought nursing bras or tops yet. Do you use those?  Think they are a good idea?

How are you feeling physically?  Are you getting around easier?  The swollen leg cured ;)

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Mar 3, 2013

We are still waiting :) . Been walking all day since 8am. Now finally soaking in the tub because I think my feet might need to be amputated.

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Mar 6 2013

No baby yet. Going to try some last stitch natural induction today and if not to the hospital I will go tomorrow.  Fingers crossed!!

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Mar 7, 2013

It’s happening.

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