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Why I Said “Yes” and then “NO!” to Labor & Delivery Visitors

After having my first baby, my hospital room was like an ongoing party in full swing, with a stream of visitors for our entire two-day stay. Our house was even full of people waiting for us when we got home. Fast forward to baby number three. We had three visitors total at the hospital, asked… Continue reading Why I Said “Yes” and then “NO!” to Labor & Delivery Visitors

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Weird Things People Say to Pregnant Women

Recently a group of half a dozen women and I got into a conversation about the weird things people have said to us while we were pregnant. We all had a crazy story to share. I was kinda stunned…and then curious. So I took to social media to poll more women. Yep, sure enough, I… Continue reading Weird Things People Say to Pregnant Women

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The 3rd Trimester Marathon

Adios 1st trimester and 2nd trimester. We’re getting close now! Welllll . . .I mean technically it’s close. When you are “in” the 3rd trimester though time takes on a different meaning. Like every day actually feels like a week, maybe longer depending on the day. It’s not even noon yet, and I’ve peed at… Continue reading The 3rd Trimester Marathon

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It’s Been a Hard Pregnancy, But. . .

I was in decent shape and in great health when I found out I was pregnant with our third baby. Naively, I thought this would make for an easy pregnancy. I know it could be worse, but I have struggled – and struggled hard – this time around. I was sick well into my second… Continue reading It’s Been a Hard Pregnancy, But. . .

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Thoughts from the 2nd Trimester

Whew I made it out of the 1st trimester! Where in the world is my 2nd trimester glow at though? Where is my 2nd trimester energy? I’m going to take a nap while I wait for it show up. My body looks like a cartoon version of myself. Between boobs and belly and chins I don’t… Continue reading Thoughts from the 2nd Trimester

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My Dream Registry for Baby #3

Here I am approaching my third trimester with baby #3. Friends and family have started to ask if we will be having a shower. I answer no because we still have everything we need from the first two. I tend to get responses like “surely there’s something you need”. I certainly appreciate the thoughtfulness, but… Continue reading My Dream Registry for Baby #3

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4 Reasons Why I Won’t Have a Gender Reveal Party

Sometimes I am so out of the loop with trends that I kind of feel like an alien. That’s how it is with gender reveal parties. . .  and Pinterest. But that’s a whole other post. I see all the elaborate and clever reveals going on around me and on social media, but I’ve never… Continue reading 4 Reasons Why I Won’t Have a Gender Reveal Party