Spring is in the air!

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3 Months :-)

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Two Months Old!

12.5 pounds and 23 inches

All Breastmilk!

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I’m finally a mom….

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Introducing, Thomas James Gore! Born 8/26/14 @ 8:18pm. 8lbs 14oz 21 inches long. The birth was the hardest thing I have ever endured, but it was all worth it in the end. He is so handsome and quiet! I’m a bit biased since he is pretty much my twin! I am completely in love!

3 Days Left….

Less than 3 days left. That’s how much time I have until I go to the hospital to have our baby. People keep asking me how I feel. And to be honest…..I am anxious, nervous, scared, excited, and ambivalent. Sometimes I feel one emotion at a time. Sometimes all at once.

Our lives will change forever on Monday. Up until now, the process has pretty much been automated inside me (Thanks Placenta!) but now, it will all be up to me and Lenny. That is terrifying! I’m not complaining (Goodness knows this was not an accident or surprise pregnancy), but I am just being honest. It has just been about Lenny and I for 10 years. We are kinda selfish in our cocoon and love it.

It’s not like I am going to miss going to the club and staying out til 3am. I have actually never done that. I am a homebody, so I know my life isn’t going to change in that way. We are just adding a baby to our life. But that is still scary. It’s not like a dog you can put in a cage and come back to after work. This is literally a 24/7 job. And from what I hear, it ain’t easy.

I know that we have prepared as much as possible but most of parenting, you can’t prepare for. And I have accepted that. I think that the most I can do is to prepare to wing it. Same goes for the labor and delivery. I haven’t even let myself think about the hours of pain….

So to answer how I feel, I feel happy and ready to start this new chapter.

With just a week to go, the nursery is finally done!

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25 Days Away!

My hubby’s blog 🙂

A Husband's Guide to Artificial Babymakin'

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted on the blog in quite a while. (April 11th to be exact!) That’s weird right?  Well, I’m out of the cave and squinting my eyes against the harsh light of the world to give ya’ll (or is it y’all?) an update on my wife’s pregnancy and how quickly the B-Day is approaching!

  • The title of this post is, as you may have guessed, the number of days left (!) until Jaime’s Induction date.  We were initially given a delivery date of 8/31 but due to her still technically being classified as “high risk”, her OB/GYN is having us come in a week early to be induced!
  • These past 3 months have been hectic in terms of Baby Room Prep!  Here is a list of all the lovely items we’ve gathered:  Crib (Ikea); Pack ‘n Play bassinet/playyard (Baby Shower); Stroller/Car Seat (Target); 4…

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Progression: 33 weeks 4 days

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So since the day I got pregnant, I have lost a total of 10 pounds.  I have started gaining some of the weight back during the 3rd trimester because I was down almost 20 pounds in May.  Most people say they can see it mostly in my face.   I have not been trying to lose weight, but I honestly have not bee able to eat processed foods during my pregnancy and I have been a lot more active since we moved.  Baby has been consistently measuring in the 50th percentile the entire way 🙂  We still have no clue if it is a boy or girl and it is so exciting!  I do not have gestational diabetes and I passed the 3 hour glucose test.  But they still consider me high risk.  I don’t complain because it means I get to go to the dr office 2x a week for monitoring where they hook me up to the contraction and heartbeat monitors for 20 minutes or more and I just listen to my little one kick and squirm and it’s heartbeat.  Then I get to see them for a moment on the u/s when they measure the amniotic fluid.  

They will be inducing me on August 25th.  I am not going drug free for sure!  But we do kinda have a birth plan because I want immediate skin to skin and breast feeding along with delayed cord clamping.  But other than that, I am open to go with the flow.  

Pregnancy brain is a real thing!  I used to be so sharp and quick at work and in my home life, now I am like a teenager who smoked away too much hasheesh during homeroom.  Luckily, I am passing down all of my work to my maternity replacement in the next two weeks and I will be helping with training until the week before.  I am also getting much clumsier and walking for more than 10 minutes is out of the question.  Yes, I waddle.  Not because of how big I am, but because there is a baby sleeping on my cervix!  It makes you move much differently 🙂

The nursery is almost complete, kinda hard to decorate when you don’t know the gender, but we are just going to keep going with a modern cute theme.  I will post pics. 🙂

More Than a Baby Update {The Stirrings of My Tired Heart}

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In the jumble of diaper blowouts and feedings every 2-3 hours…in the confusion of swaddle or no swaddle, schedule or no schedule…in the tears of long nights and in the multiple coffee cups of early mornings…my soul is stretching.

My tired heart is stirring with things old and things new, emotions welcome and emotions feared, worries voiced and unvoiced.

Abigail Nichelle arrived in all her screaming glory in early April – just as the springtime buds were making themselves known – and I realized then and there that I don’t have a clue what I’m doing. I don’t know how to be a mother. I don’t know a thing about diaper creams when it comes to my own crying baby or a notion about how to incorporate peace into 24-hour periods gone haywire. Days and nights blur together right now.

I love being a mother, but I’ve never been…

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As prepared as I was for IVF…..

Oh and by the way, I just realized that I will have a baby in my arms in exactly 3 months since they will be inducing me a week early. And I am not prepared at all………

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