Noa’s Birth Story

Just a heads up, this post has TMI and possibly triggers for some people. I went to bed On Friday September 13 feeling like my pregnancy was never going to end. This particular Friday the 13th just so happened to coincide with a full harvest moon that night as well. I fell asleep somewhere between […]

Bump Date Week 38

I can’t believe I’m writing this post right now. I was so sure that she would’ve been here by now! I had my doctor’s appointment yesterday where he told me that I am between 5-6cm dilated. I was seriously disappointed to hear that. I was so sure that I’d be at a seven again and […]

Bump Date Week 37

Its week 37! We have officially made it to “term” so baby girl can come any time now. I have my doctor’s appointment later this morning, so we shall see where we are at this week. Things have been steady this week symptom-wise. I’m tired and achy and ready to meet her. Heartburn, sonic ice, […]

Labor Watch pt 1

Its September! The home stretch is finally here and I couldn’t be more excited. I just wanted to jot down a few things that may be pointing to her impending arrival in the coming weeks. The past couple of days, I’ve had lots more braxton hicks/prodromal contractions. They’ve been a lot stronger/uncomfortable. I find that […]

Bump Date Week 36

Its week 36 people! I am so ready to meet our baby girl! This week has been a little bit harder for me. My blood pressure is ever so slightly rising, week by week, and it is nearing the “high blood pressure” cut off of 140/90. So far my doctor doesn’t seem too concerned because […]

Bump Date Week 35

We’re 35 weeks in people! I had my doctor’s appointment yesterday where they told me that I’m between 1-2cm dilated, but not very effaced yet. I’ve lost 3lbs in the two weeks since my last appointment. My belly is definitely growing though, so its me that lost the weight and not baby. My blood pressure […]

Bump Date Week 34

Its getting down to the wire! Week 34 has been met with some more discomfort as baby girl gets ever bigger. I’ve had the round ligament spasms, and a heaviness in my pelvis. Once in a while, she pushes with her feet and her head makes my cervix hurt. My lower back aches off and […]

Bump Date Week 33

Its week 33! I had my Ob appointment yesterday afternoon and had a little scare. My systolic blood pressure was in the 140s. They ended up re checking it before I left and it had dropped into the 130s, but that is still high for me. Pre pregnancy and in early pregnancy I usually run […]

Bump Date Week 32

Its week 32! Baby girl is about 3 3/4 pounds and gaining half a pound a week now. She has nails and probably hair – we might get to see how much at our 3d ultrasound next week! She gets hiccups a lot and is still facing directly forward. She moves a lot, pushing her […]