What I Love About My Son

My 2 Year old son, Fletcher, makes my heart happy. I see him learning more and more every single day.  He is becoming quite the talker too.  I wanted to list all of my favorite things about him because he has been on my mind a lot. I love that he goes and grabs a […]

41.5 Weeks of Pregnancy, Week by Week

This pregnancy I decided to take more belly pictures since I took virtually none the first time around.  I managed to remember almost every single week unless we were out of town. The first photo I took I had my hair towel in, and was in underwear.  That sort of became the trend to keep it […]

Happy Due Date to Me! (10-10-10)

Today is THE day on the calendar that has a little heart on it.  It is 10-10-10 which has been my due date since my first ultrasound all those months ago! Let me tell you, I have been in denial about having a baby.  Today was the day I was REALLY hoping to have my […]

Guess Shrimpy’s Delivery Day!

As my due date approaches I decided it would be fun to take guesses on when Shrimpy will make his appearance!  I have set up an ExpectNet.com Poll where you can play the game to guess the weight, gender (boy, you already know!), and Delivery Day.  Sounds like fun, right? The winner (closest to the […]

Want to follow my Homebirth?

After some thought I did decide that I will be live tweeting my homebirth! Due to the unpredictable nature of labor I don’t know when/ how often I will update.  I have told my husband what I want done and he will take over updates once I get to a point where I would rather […]

37 Weeks. Full Term. Homebirth inevitable. Holy Crap!

Today I am 37 weeks pregnant.  I am full term.  The baby *should* be fully developed, lungs mature, ready to meet me whenever he is ready.  I am hoping for later rather than sooner.  He seems pretty cozy in there for now.  I had to reach 37 weeks in order for me to give birth […]

Organizational Problems!

The trouble with adding a new member to the family, along with the adjustment period with a new baby and a toddler, is mainly: where  am I going to put all of this baby crap? I recently washed most of the baby’s new clothing and folded it (or, I should say the babysitter did it […]

31 Weeks, not long now.

My next baby will be here in a few short weeks and I am feeling the anxiety.  I don’t have a baby bath tub, or enough swaddling blankets.  I have to pull out all of those fun things like burp cloths and my handy Nose Frida (no bulb syringe here, this thing works great!).  I […]

Swaddling: Yes or No, and what to choose?

In my ongoing mission to make this next baby sleep better than my first child (we can dream, right?) I am reconsidering my position on swaddling.  My son loved to be swaddled.  He only slept in his crib when he was swaddled, and slept for the longest stretches when wrapped tightly.  But he didn’t want […]

Of course….. I have GD….. again

After a 3 day wait I finally got the call to inform me that I do have Gestational Diabetes again this pregnancy.  I almost thought I didn’t this time.  I weight much less than my first pregnancy, and they said they would call back the next day.  I knew that could mean longer so I […]