3rd Trimester

Quality Care

Even though they’re happening more often (every 2 weeks, and soon will be every week), I still look forward to my midwife appointments. When I get there, I usually have to wait a little while –they play Spanish movies on the waiting room TV, yesterday it was Lilo and Stitch- and by the time I’ve…

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Kids and Candy

I’ve always been a big fan of Halloween candy. When I was younger, my friends and I would go to the “good” neighborhood, where many houses gave out full-sized candy bars. One guy even gave out dollar bills (?) instead of candy, and a dentist gave out toothbrushes. I secretly liked the toothbrushes, too, but…

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Notes from the week

-Maternity shirts are worth it. Not that mine were a splurge or anything like that ($14.99 from that fancy French store, pronounced “Tar Jay”), but it’s amazing how good it is to wear clothes that fit, instead of wearing a longer tank top underneath or constantly pulling down my shirt. When I first wore the…

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Not your usual vacay

I’m having some challenges with packing my hospital suitcase. According to Babycenter, it should be ready within two weeks, but I don’t want to take a bunch of things I don’t need or forget critical items at home. Here’s a list of Babycenter’s suggestions, and what I’m thinking about bringing: A picture ID (driver’s license…

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30 weeks

and cruisin’ along. 20 weeks:                                                             26 weeks: 30 weeks: Baby is out and about, for sure! The crazy awesome thing is that you can actually see her moving around now, too. Last night, I sat down on the couch next to Tom, pulled up the bottom part of my shirt and said “Look at this.”…

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Moons and Showers

This morning the Pilot was admiring my growing (and now shaking and moving!) belly, and told me “I can’t believe you’re 6 months already.” “Um… I’m pretty much 30 weeks.” “So that’s 7 1/2 months? Ok, I feel better now. Because your arms and legs are still tiny, but this belly is like WHOMP” This…

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Things I’ve learned [so far]

1. Baby clothes are so.stinking.cute. Way more fun than adult clothes, and wayyyy more fun than maternity clothes. 2. Letting go of control. Having this little baby kicking, growing and doing her thang, has really relaxed my type A personality. So many things are out of my control right now, and all I can do…

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You Raise Me Up

Behold, the sweet Ace bandage of belly-lifting justice. Sexy, no? I was seriously stoked when the belly support wrap I ordered via Amazon arrived on Monday. Of course, I couldn’t wait to take it out for a spin and see how it felt. The instructions were pretty intense, considering it’s a belly wrap, but I…

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Birth Stories

I’m obsessed with birth stories. I love reading them, learning the details of such a significant day in someone’s life, and am especially intrigued because everyone’s birth story is so different. I only know some of the details about the day I was born. Of course, I was late (a trait that has stayed with…

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Babies and Technology

This commercial made me cry. And then moments later, I checked my Facebook and had received a friend request from a recently born baby girl. Her parents set up an account for her so that distance friends and family could keep up with what she’s up to. I thought it was an awesome idea, since…

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Come glide with me

Greetings from the land of swollen ankles. We had a very busy, yet very fun-filled day, and after a full day of wearing tight stretchy jean crops, flats and being out in the sun, my ankles hate me. It’s the first time they’ve gotten really swollen, so I have my feet propped up, chugging water,…

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How my workouts have changed- 2nd trimester

Things have definitely slowed down over here. In the beginning of the 2nd trimester, I felt AMAZING. I was rocking out my workouts and almost felt my pre-pregnancy energy levels. Weights, cardio, flexibility- it was all there, and I wasn’t usually too tired to stick with my normal-ish routine [of course, there were some “I…

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