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The last month of my second trimester. I am kind of in love with this stage of pregnancy. I said the same thing about the first trimester, but mostly just because of all the "newness" that accompanies it. If the...

Dreams vs Reality

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I rose to a beautiful bouquet of flowers nestled next to my bed, my husband presenting a tray of my favorite organic breakfast foods, my three children as the peaceful audience to this loving tribute. We shared a steamy...

Halfway is Not Nearly Enough

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I delivered our first son on Halloween, the day AFTER his due date. I had been dilated to a 3 for weeks and the doctor was sure that I would deliver a good two weeks early. (Side note: If...

The Longest 27 Days

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when i went to bed on August 6th, 2011, i did so anticipating the lovely baby shower in my honor that i would attend the next day. when i went to bed on August 6th, 2011, i did so feeling...
In my version of reality, I would announce my pregnancy in a super-cute Pinterest-worthy way while looking flawless (you know, with my new pregnancy glow and all). It would be a perfect moment, in the perfect place, with the...

Thirteen Weeks

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I started the day seated on our toddler-sized potty chair and puking into the cold toilet. The bright side? My two-and-a-half-year-old’s buns have been nowhere near the strategically placed chair, so it’s been unused (and we can pretend, germ-free)...
Today is my birthday - October 28, 1973. For those of you trying to do the math ... I am {*cough* forty *cough*} years old. Which means I had my twins at age thirty-seven ... two months shy of...
As soon as I get pregnant, the first question most people who know me ask is, "how much longer are you going to workout?" If I'm honest, this question makes me crazy; but I usually smile and say, "as...

Silent Grief

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                    Next week will mark the day I've been dreading for nine months. It's the day I was supposed to be meeting our second baby. Instead, my first ultrasound last March confirmed a baby but no heartbeat. A few weeks later, I...
I have had three very different labor and delivery experiences: three different experiences with the same outcome ... healthy baby boys, all looking very similar to Benjamin Button. :) It's interesting, the things that stand out in your memory...
Note: This post is the second in our three-part “Labor of Love” series. Join us in a couple of weeks as we close out this series with Bridget's birth story! My husband, Josh thinks it would be funny if a...

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