Third Trimester

37 Weeks: Belly Dancer

August 14, 2012

A little more video fun with the babe! He starts off with some hip hop and then moves into a series of Riverdance! PREVIOUS 37 WEEK POSTS Snapshots The Hospital Bag PREVIOUS WEEKS 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks […]

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37 Weeks: Packing The Hospital Bag

August 13, 2012

Packing the hospital bag was perhaps one of the most surreal things I’ve done! It’s a rare occasion that you know you’re going to be staying in a hospital for a few days. I have been IN the hospital for the day, but I haven’t stayed overnight before, so I’m not entirely sure what to […]

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37 Weeks: Snapshots

August 11, 2012

My mom keeps telling me “Sweetie you need a pretty nightgown for the hospital to wear as your first moments as a mother!” And I keep telling her that I don’t wear nightgowns! I wear tanks and PJ bottoms at home, and would probably just wear the hospital gown until I could put on a […]

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36 Weeks: The Final Items

August 10, 2012

After my shower in Hillsborough, I returned home with a good idea of what we still needed to buy to prepare for the baby. I had been excited for this for a long time – I couldn’t wait for the relief to have everything we need in our house! That day has come, and we […]

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36 Weeks: Car Seat Installed!

August 9, 2012

10 weeks ago I did a post on car seat safety after listening to a Pregtastic podcast. The podcast was excellent – everyone should listen to it. One of the things the expert in the podcast recommended was taking the car seat to your local police or fire department for a lesson on proper installation […]

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36 Weeks: Nesting–> Resting

August 8, 2012

Exciting times ahead! This is the first week – less than a month to go – where I feel like having a baby is no longer just an idea in the distant future but something real that is actually happening. Moreover, although I know the stats and research that say first-time moms generally go beyond […]

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36 Weeks: Pack n Play Options

August 7, 2012

There are so many options out there for playards – I have no idea what to choose or even how we will use it! Here are some facts about our situation: We won’t be using it for nightime sleeping (we have the rock n play sleeper and a crib nearby our room) We could use […]

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36 Weeks: New Additions

August 6, 2012

New additions for the new addition!! From family, friends, Etsy and Amazon : ) I wish I could showcase every single gift we have received and every single item I have purchased, but here are snapshots of the range of baby items we have accumulated… A Duke bib and socks from Matt’s grandmother Bonnie – […]

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36 Weeks: Snapshots

August 4, 2012

My parents’ gift to us for the baby was the high chair!! We chose the OXO Tot Sprout after reading a bunch of reviews and recommendations.  I hear it’s also very easy to clean : ) The base matches our dining room table and the top matches our bright green drum shade!   The chair […]

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35 Weeks: Race For The Finish

August 3, 2012
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As people have inquired about my birth wishes, I’ve told them I’m hoping for a drug-free childbirth. Reactions have ranged from “good for you!” and “mine was awesome!’ to “you don’t get a medal” and “why on earth would you want to do that!?” The best analogy I have come up with is to compare […]

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