Third Trimester

39 Weeks: Snapshots

August 25, 2012
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Nursery Progress Through 9 Months ***** *****   ***** *****   ***** ***** ***** ***** Matt’s birthday present to the baby – a hand-painted bike canvas!! I found a few on Etsy and nearly bought one when I realized I could make one myself that would be more special and a lot less expensive. But […]

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38 Weeks: To Do List

August 24, 2012
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I should have written this post 2 weeks ago, because that’s how long we’ve been ready!!! See the full to-do list here. And here are just the final items – all now complete!   To Do: Purchase and Install car seat and have it inspected (Done – see this post!) Nest the crib (Mattress pads […]

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38 Weeks: Pre-Mom Bucket List

August 23, 2012
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He could come any day….. and I’ve been chipping away at a bucket list! It’s not that I won’t be able to do these things after he’s here, but I don’t know if I’ll ever be this relaxed doing them – or how long it will take for our family to get into some kind […]

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38 Weeks: Out With The Old, In With The New

August 22, 2012
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Wheeee!! Getting so close. I’m 38 weeks, 5 days 6 days (edited!) today hard to believe 39 is almost here and 40 around the corner. I’m still under the impression that pregnancy gets better and better every day. While I’m definitely thinking about going into labor much of the time, I’m also very happy right where […]

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38 Weeks: Props For Mom

August 21, 2012
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We tend to put so much focus on baby stuff, that often a stocked house of things to help mom are forgotten until they are needed. Based on recommendations from friends and some of you, I’ve stocked up on the following: Big overnight pads + stool softener. You just never know… Washable breast pads Two […]

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38 Weeks: A Father’s Reflections On Pregnancy

August 20, 2012
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What aspects of your pregnancy have been the most exciting? I’ve enjoyed learning all about the biology of what’s going on in the womb – it’s so strange to me that women’s bodies can essentially enter this other phase where they work differently from all other times in their lives. And it’s all hormone and […]

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38 Weeks: Snapshots

August 18, 2012
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Chillin’ in the downstairs fridge, ready for D-Day Before + After Hard to believe it’s almost been 9 months since this beer last got attention!* *I feel the need to note that I’m not planning to booze it up as soon as the baby comes out! I’m sure that will be the last thing on […]

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37 Weeks: Pay It Forward

August 17, 2012
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Newborns don’t really need that much stuff. A car seat, a place to sleep, clothing, diapers, blankets. But there are lots of things that are very handy to have, and it’s easy to get carried away with all the options for baby gear out there. When you get what you need AND what you want, […]

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37 Weeks: Expecting The Unexpected–Pregnancy

August 16, 2012

With just a few weeks to go, I can hardly believe my pregnancy is almost over. In some ways, it has been nothing like I thought it would be. While thinking about the baby and what’s to come has taken up a huge amount of my brain space, I’m still surprised at how normal I […]

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37 Weeks: Full Term, And Full Of Baby!

August 15, 2012
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“Welcome to Term!” is what I heard in yoga last night! Even though normal gestation is 40 weeks (or longer), babies born after 37 weeks are not considered premature. Very thankful we have made it this far! I’ve definitely been feeling things happening down there. Things that if I were 40 weeks I would be […]

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