Third Trimester

40 Weeks, 6 days: Labor Day Round II

September 6, 2012

Was it fate that today was the first day I didn’t pre-publish a BERF post? Did I just know deep down today would be the day? Full update on KERF! PREVIOUS 40 week Posts 40 Weeks: Cupcakes Live A Flat Tire Story For Labor Day Pekanz Over The Hill Previous WEEKS 4 weeks 5 weeks […]

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40 Weeks: Over The Hill

September 5, 2012

Lordy, lordy, the baby’s 40! [Writing this on Labor Day!] I am totally surprised and totally not surprised at all to be here. We all know first time moms often go over. It’s just weird that it’s September and I’m still just chugging along!! I feel like my due date was a big event that […]

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40 Weeks: Pekanz

September 4, 2012

A funny story: On her 60th birthday this weekend, Karen was in her usual practical joking mood! I mentioned to her that my mom keeps asking me what the baby’s name will be, and she suggested we think of a name joke we could play on her. Given that it was her birthday, we figured […]

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40 Weeks: A Flat Tire Story For Labor Day

September 3, 2012
Flat Tire Rock

A guest post from my mom! 10.26.1982 In my ninth month, like most moms-to-be, I was a whirlwind organizer. After the nursery drawers were lined with Beatrix Potter paper, the crib set up, and the rest of the house put into tip top shape (no house of mine has ever been that neat again), I […]

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40 Weeks: Cupcakes Live

September 1, 2012

Just for fun – from Thursday night! [Hoping by now it worked!] PREVIOUS WEEKS 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks 17 weeks 18 weeks 19 weeks 20 weeks 21 weeks 22 weeks 23 weeks 24 […]

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40 Weeks: Third Trimester Recap

August 31, 2012

Most Exciting Moment… It’s a 3-day tie between my two baby showers, Showered With Friendship and Elephants + Elegance, and our 3D ultrasound : )   Most Challenging Moments… That scary nerve pain event while I was in Seattle. 6 nights in a row of insomnia…awake at 3,4,5 am for 2-3 hour stretches. I am […]

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39 Weeks: Nursery Tour

August 30, 2012

Here we are in the home stretch and our little boy’s room is all ready for him to come home! Overall, I love our nursery. It didn’t really come out at all how I envisioned it many months ago, but it’s morphed into a cheerful and bright space that I love to be in. I […]

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39 Weeks: Pre Mom Syndrome

August 29, 2012
39 weeks (1)

During the second half of 38 weeks and now into 39, I feel like I’m experiencing PMS. Pre Mom Syndrome! Hormonal surges, tiredness, acne, bloating, crampiness, insomnia, sweatiness/hotness, increased hunger. Takes me right back to the first 2 weeks of being pregnant! Generally I’ve felt very neutral throughout these 9 months – nothing that reminded […]

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39 Weeks: Thought Dump

August 28, 2012

-One unexpected con of having a big bump: I can’t get close enough to the countertops in the kitchen to reach the second shelf in our cabinets!! Sucking in doesn’t really help much. -Matt recently brought up the fact that we are about to have new names: mom and dad! The discussion turned into: did […]

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39 Weeks: Grown Up Nesting

August 27, 2012
Grown (2)

The baby’s space is nested. The house is organized. But there were more things I knew I should clear from the calendar when I had time to do them: all the boring grown-up stuff lurking in the early fall. I wanted to have as much of these things complete before the baby came so I […]

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