I can’t believe yesterday was our little guy’s due date, and he’s already been a part of our family for just shy of two weeks. All the mom cliches are totally true, and I find myself thinking that time is flying by- they grow up so fast!
Several weeks ago a dear friend of mine who is on her second pregnancy asked me what my favorite part of being pregnant had been so far.
It took me a minute to think of a response, but once it came to mind I wondered why it took me so long to think of it.
Early on in my pregnancy, I had sort of an ah-ha moment where I realized something I’d never thought of before. It moved me deeply and has been a special part of my pregnancy all along. Read More →
I thought about writing this post several times during pregnancy. Body image is a tough subject because of how personal it is. I think I even wrote a few drafts about body image that just got deleted. It’s hard to know where to start, but body image during pregnancy is something I struggled with a bit, and I think a lot of women do. Read More →
If you’re following along on Instagram or Facebook, or you subscribe to my newsletter, you probably saw that we welcomed our baby boy into the world last week. Benjamin Allen came into this world on Sunday, November 5th. I’ll share a more formal introduction to his arrival later on, but today I wanted to share what I packed in my hospital bag and also some of my favorite postpartum items as I recover from my C-section. Read More →
If you’re expecting, you’re sure to have a mile-long checklist of things to do before your baby arrives. I know, I’ve been slowly but surely chipping away at my to-do list for the past several weeks.
The first trimester of pregnancy is full of anticipation and excitement and sharing the news with friends and loved ones. The second trimester is the honeymoon phase where symptoms are often at a low and energy is high enough to get lots of things done. The third trimester is all about surviving pregnancy discomfort and preparing every last detail for baby.
But somewhere in the mix, it’s important to pause and take a little time for yourself.
So crazy to say that this will be my last pregnancy update! I’m 38 weeks pregnant, and babytime is just around the corner! I still have lots of pregnancy content planned for this month, since I was contingency planning on going over my due date! The short version of this update is that if our baby doesn’t turn around, we’ll be meeting him by the end of this week! Read on for my third-trimester must-haves, struggles, and our change in birth plan.
My first and second trimesters flew by! I had heard that the last trimester seems to take forever, and I was totally waiting for the forever part to kick in. I think If I were to last until 42 weeks I could see how time slows almost to a stop, but even still as I approach 39 weeks I think my entire pregnancy has flown by. Even during the third-trimester, the days might be long but the weeks sure fly by! Read More →
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