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Category: Week by Week

Hattie’s Birth Story

I’m restless all night. I can feel pain but I’m unaware of when the contractions started. I try to sleep through them but I end up tossing and turning, barely getting any sleep. When it’s finally time to get up and get ready for work, I go through my morning routine of getting dressed, brushing my teeth and hair, and then getting Jude ready and I can finally tell the contractions are pretty regular. To keep myself from worrying too much, I tell myself they are braxton hicks. This isn’t really it…

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National Midwifery Week

I have been so lucky with my prenatal care and birth experience this time around with Hattie. So lucky, that I’m now partnering with my birthing center, baby+co., to help all you mamas-to-be with birth bag packing! baby+co.’s slogan says it all: A modern birth center, built on evidence, delivered with love. Learn more about baby+co. here. This week is a very special week – National Midwifery week! Now that Hattie is here, I’ve started reflecting back on my time at baby+co. baby+co. is a women’s health and family wellness…

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What’s in my Birth Bag?

I have been so lucky with my prenatal care experience this time around with Hattie. So lucky, that I’m now partnering with my birthing center, baby+co., to help all you mamas-to-be with birth bag packing! baby+co.’s slogan says it all: A modern birth center, built on evidence, delivered with love. Learn more about baby+co. here.   It’s getting closer to D-day (you know, due-date day) and one of the most important things to have ready is a bag for the birth center. As you’ve read in past posts, I…

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Baby Two: 39 Weeks Pregnant

  Baby Lamotta is due September 28th, 2017! Today is 9/21/17 which means I’m 39 weeks! Full term to all you naysayers who don’t think 37 is full term. 😉 Baby is the size of a mini skateboard. I’ve gained… less than 27 pounds as far as I know! Midwife appointment this week? Nope. I go for my next appointment on the 28th – my due date! Or, baby girl may come before. Who knows! Current mood: Trying to stay relaxed and not stress about things I can’t control. Cravings: Sweets. Food Aversions…

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Baby Two: 38 Weeks Pregnant

Baby Lamotta is due September 28th, 2017! Today is 9/14/17 which means I’m 38 weeks, y’all! Baby is the size of a ukelele… but don’t say that word in my house because Jordan bought me one for Christmas last year and I’ve yet to attempt to learn to play it. I’m a terrible fiance! I’ve gained… 26.4 pounds! Midwife appointment this week? Yes! We saw my girl Karen on Tuesday. She is the absolute sweetest. We chatted about what to expect going forward, she was able…

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