Category Archives: Personal

Week 32: Pregnancy Diet Starts Now! (No, this is not a joke)

I’m 32 weeks pregnant and have decided that now is the time for me to go on a diet. Why? The answer is simple…I’ve gained too much weight. At the beginning of my pregnancy I adopted the attitude of: “This … Continue reading

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Week 31: So much to do, so little time!!

Since the new year started, I have slowly been entering into panic mode. I am due on March 16. That’s exactly two months from now, which is NOT a long time. And the reality is that I could pop at any time!!! I’m … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! And other stuff.

Happy new year everyone! It’s been too long since my last post, and I don’t even know why. I haven’t been busy or anything. I guess I just wasn’t really in a writing mood. My New Year’s Eve was meh. Dave … Continue reading

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Week 23: Sh*t Just Got Real! Plus, Upcoming Baby Shower!

Tomorrow I’m flying to NY..for my baby shower! (Oh, and Thanksgiving, but who cares about that? Baby shower!) I had to schedule it for November, even though I’m only 5.5 months pregnant, because I wanted it to be in NY, … Continue reading

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20 Weeks Down, 20 to Go! (and Finally a Baby Bump Pic!)

I finally made it to my halfway point! And more importantly, I finally look like I’m having a baby! I feel like I JUST started showing, but in reality I’ve had some semblance of a bump since around week 14. … Continue reading

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I decided not to find out the baby’s gender!

Today was supposed to be the big day. I’m nearly halfway through this pregnancy, and today is the day I COULD be finding out if the baby is a boy or a girl. But I’m not. Because I’ve decided to wait until … Continue reading

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Thank you, Saltines, for helping me survive this pregnancy!

I am eternally grateful for the existence of Saltines crackers. These things have given me life soooo many times over the course of this pregnancy. When I was around 5 weeks pregnant and morning sickness was starting to kick in, my … Continue reading

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Prenatal Screening: the Nuchal Translucency Scan (NT scan) (and my 13 week ultrasound!)

Since I’m 36 years old, I am considered a “high-risk pregnancy.” As a result, there are a lot of genetic tests that I’m “encouraged” to take, tests that screen for Down Syndrome, chromosomal abnormalities, and other genetic defects. This extra level of … Continue reading

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My First Ultrasound

I had my first ultrasound on August 12, when I was 9 weeks pregnant. I have to say, it was one of the most amazing things I have ever experienced. Like I said before, it took me quite awhile to actually … Continue reading

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Anddddd I’m Pregnant

Surprised?? I sure was! I did NOT expect to get pregnant so soon after the wedding. I didn’t even want to start trying until September, because delivering in June would be much more convenient work-wise. Dave and I stopped “being careful” once we got engaged, so I … Continue reading

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