Category Archives: pregnancy

Letters to Charlie: Almost 4 1/3 Years

Dear Charlie, Congratulations on your first night in your big-kid bunk bed! The bed comes in anticipation of your brother’s arrival (which should be in fewer than three months –– oh.em.gee.) because you two will eventually share a room. You’re … Continue reading

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Post-Baby Bucket List

This post should probably be renamed “Post-Baby Bucket Items” because I really only had two. 1) Get back to my original weight. If you recall, I was an overachiever and gained nearly 55 pounds. When people tell me how happy … Continue reading

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Face-Off: My Jessner Peel Adventure

There aren’t many pictures of me from this past holiday season. You wouldn’t have wanted to see them, anyway. Why? I made my face fall off. After last summer, I began noticing some particularly dark spots on my face, most noticeably under … Continue reading

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Body After Baby

Charlie is almost a month old (zomg), so I thought I’d take stock of body after baby. RECOVERY: My body went through a lot when giving birth (hello third-degree perineal tear!), and the first two weeks were pretty tough physically. … Continue reading

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Week 41: Thoughts Before an Induction

At best, I knew that sleep tonight (today?) would be fleeting. Alas, I’m beginning to write this just before 1 a.m. because my heart is beating too fast to even think about settling down. Luckily, my amazing husband is fast … Continue reading

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Week 40 – Still Pregnant

Total weight gain: 53 lbs Baby’s Weight: 7.5 lbs Percentage through pregnancy: 100.4% Time until due date: -1 days Food of the week (a.k.a. size of baby): Small pumpkin 40-Week Appointment: — I thought I would have a baby by now, … Continue reading

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Week 39

Total weight gain: 53 lbs Baby’s Weight: 7 lbs Percentage through pregnancy: 97.9% Time until due date: +/- 6 days Food of the week (a.k.a. size of baby): Bigger watermelon Pregnancy symptoms: — Been feeling what I assume are contractions, … Continue reading

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