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3rd Trimester

From this to that

Thank you so much for all of the sweet comments on the belly slideshow– it will be a fun thing to look back on. It’s amazing that the belly went from this:   to THIS:   and mad props to lululemon for stretching with me along the way. Yesterday was my original due date. I…

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Belly up

Even though sleeping and walking have become daunting tasks in the past week, I’m trying to savor it as much as I possibly can. I’m going to miss the belly- especially the closeness I’ve felt to the baby for the past almost-10 months. Even when I’m missing the kicks and body rolls, it will be…

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Pump it up

Lots of athletic events going down over here for a 40-week pregnant chica. Like a half marathon (or the one-hour walk that felt like one) and an intense swim   (aka the act of flipping from side-to-side whilst in the bathtub. The octopus thing is a thermometer so the water doesn’t get over 100*). You…

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Press the pickle button

The “pickle button” is what the pilots call their weapons release button- the one that sends off all of the bombs. It’s also how they refer to their very pregnant wives, as in “no, she hasn’t pickled yet,” “she’s about to pickle,” etc. Nice, huh? (Christmas decorations, it’s so sad to pack you up) So…

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12/30: Thoughts from the week

-I found it hilariously appropriate that this poster was hanging in the exam room for today’s midwife appointment. -My cervix is not a trampoline, but I have a little friend who seems to think otherwise. I’ll be walking along happily and KA-POW! It’s a feeling unlike any other- shocking, really. -I can fall asleep anywhere…

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First date with a chiropractor

Yesterday was my first time seeing a chiropractor, since I’ve never had a need or desire to before, and for all of the reasons I discussed in this post. I was a little nervous about it, but was glad Tom could go with me… he always makes me feel a little braver. This chiropractor was…

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Getting the party started

I took a Zumba class at work today. It still feels really good to move around –and makes me forget that baby and I are spine-to-spine– and I can take it easy, since I was just taking class instead of teaching. It was a great class, and the best part was when my boss walked…

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Trying something new

Efforts to help the baby flip from posterior position to LOA (facing my right side, how she was until a week ago) have gone from pretty simple: (using my stability ball as a chair and to bounce and rotate my hips whenever possible) to a little crazy: I spent 10 minutes the other night with…

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10 days before my due date

my pregnancy gave to me… 10 pairs of lululemon pants that are suddenly all too snug 9 days of wondering 8 days of walking 7 fierce contractions 6 warm baths to take 5 unexplained cravings (anchovies!) 4 hospital outfits 3 cups of daily tea 2 acupuncture appointments and 1 precious sunny-side up babbbyyyyyyyy.

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Like an egg

Today we had our last –wishful thinking, haha- midwife appointment. It went really well as usual, and the midwife talked with us about some concerns. We were asking about skipping the eye gel, which she ok’ed as she skipped it with both of her children, and her thoughts on the vitamin K shot, which we’ll…

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She’s a little belly dancer

By far, one of the most amazing things about blogging through this time in our life has been the support, knowledge and tips we’ve received along the way. I’m so fortunate to have many blog world resources whom I can learn from and soak in as much information as possible. I was really excited to…

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What’s in the bag

With the exception of a few things and Tom’s clothes –he just has to pick out what he wants to take (comfy clothes, a swimsuit for the bath if he feels like joining me, man stuff)- the suitcase is pretty much packed and ready to go. Here’s what we’ll be taking along with us on…

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