2nd Trimester

22 Weeks and Feelin’… Grouchy

I had to call and apologize to my husband again this morning. If you read the blog pretty often, you probably picked up on the fact that he’s the sweetest most amazing man ever, and I’ve been a grouchy punk one more than one occasion to him. I hate it :/ This morning, I was…

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I <3 my midwives

When I first told my family that we were seeing a group of midwives for the baby’s birth, they didn’t even think twice about it. They know it’s more “me” to go a non-conventional route, but it’s kind of funny considering midwife-led births are far more common all over the world and are recently starting…

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2 things I learned today

1. All of my dresses that zip up the back no longer will zip over the belly and girls. I will probably have to start buying more forgiving dresses. The only exception is a white J Crew dress, since it’s cotton and has a little give. Which brings me to #2.. 2. If you are…

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Baby punched me

I haven’t been able to feel the little lady kick and move as much as I’d *like* to. Source [CRAZY pic!!] It may take more time (? I’m almost 22 weeks), but everyone keeps asking me, “Are you feeling lots of kicks?!” “Yes! I love it!” Ehh, not really. I’ll feel little butterflies and pops,…

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What to stock up on?

As you guys know, I’m kind of a shopping fanatic. Even though I love to shop more than [almost] anything, I’m also a super savvy shopper and rarely pay full price, whether it’s through a sale, online deal or coupon. I’ve been doing the same thing with baby stuff. For example, our baby bedding (which…

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The Great Diaper Debacle

When I first heard about the option of cloth diapering, I was an immediate fan. It’s better for the environment, it’s less expensive (disposables are no joke), and it feels better for the baby. From all around, it sounded like a win-win-win situation. I mentioned it to my mom and she was all about it…

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The center or an addition?

One of the books I’ve been reading about taking care of the baby after she arrives is Baby Wise. Baby Wise has mixed reviews, mostly because it focuses on more of a parent-directed feeding approach and schedule instead of child-directed approach to develop a routine. If you allow the child to settle into a routine,…

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Preg Workout Swap-outs

My body awareness is so different (and better!) than it used to be. I’ve had to really tune in and decide when I need to take breaks, when I feel great and should take advantage of it, and when I would feel better to get a little activity in, even if it’s something small (which…

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20 Week Update

The baby is the size of a small cantaloupe right now! Cuhrazy. Source It blows my mind that I’m halfway through the pregnancy! That little lady is growing quickly, and I hope she continues to grow strong and healthy. I’m pretty sure there’s no denying the belly now, too. [I think I say that every…

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It’s not like pizza

I’ve been avoiding prenatal massages. It’s so unlike me, because usually I’d paid a stranger on the side of the road to rub my back, but prenatal massage seems like it would be like prenatal yoga: lame. I like to sleep facedown, elbows out, or on my back, and am destined to toss and turn…

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Why I’m Excited For a Girl

Thank you so much for the amazing emails, comments and tweets about finding out that our little one is actually a “she.” Sorry to throw ya’ll for a loop, but I’m definitely glad we found out now instead of at the actual birth! Of course, as long as the baby is healthy and human, that’s…

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The proof is in the pudding

I’ve been crying on and off all day today. People must think I’m crazy.. walking around with my belly sticking out and bloodshot eyes, goofy grin on my face. I’m excited, thrilled beyond belief, and shocked. We had our halfway ultrasound today- the last one before we get to meet the little nugget in person.…

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