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My Pregnancy

  • Here is why you’re still fat…

    If you care about your childrens’ health and your own health, I urge you to take the time to listen to this lecture from University of California.…

  • Pre-Pregnancy Check List

    It is kind of surprising that considering how big I am on pregnancy preparation and the fact that my blog was born out of trying to prepare to conceive, I don’t…

  • Perfect Exercise Routine for Busy Moms

    UGH! Can I start this post with UGH? I really didn’t think I’d be here at this point, but whatever. Let me start from the beginning. Or actually let me start…

  • PostPartum Skin Care

    A year after having a baby and I think I am finally in a good place when it comes to my personal care routine. {I am always searching for better products,…

  • Baby’s First Year: Expectations vs. Reality

                We’ve all been there. Daydreaming about what life with a baby would be like, without truly knowing what to expect. Thinking we “know” how things will turn out, but…

  • The shape of you. The shape of me.

    The title of this post might give you an idea of how much Dr. Seuss I read on daily basis. Ok, so I’ve been asked to write about this multiple times…

  • Blooper Reel {from Gender Reveal}

    If you watched and enjoyed our Gender Reveal from exactly a year ago, you might just as well have fun watching this. I almost dropped this project for lack of time,…

  • Reader Question: post baby body

    Hi there – I hope this isn’t a crass question… I’m a soon-to-be first time mom as well, and am curious/fearful about weight loss after. You were very open and vulnerable…

  • Birth Story Part 2

    Before reading Part II, please read Birth Story Part I (…) We called the nurse to do a cervical check. I’m 3.5 cm 50% effaced! No progress! Twelve hours of intense frequent…

  • dearjohnnies Designer Hospital Gown

    Dear Johnnies is another hospital gown meant for a slightly different purpose during labor and delivery. This one you wouldn’t want to get dirty- it’s so pretty with its patterns and colors.…

  • Birth Story Part I

    I don’t know why it hadn’t occurred to me until now, but instead of taking all this time to write my full birth story, I should have broken it into parts. And while…

  • Pretty Pushers Giveaway

    As you might have read in the first part of my Birth Story, I was given an opportunity to try out a Pretty Pushers gown. While many might not think what…

  • BUMP UPDATES

    Below you can navigate my Bump Updates by Week WEEK 8  WEEK 9 WEEK 10 WEEK 11 WEEK 12 WEEK 13 WEEK 14 WEEK 15 WEEK 16 WEEK 17 WEEK 18…

  • Labor Update

    Just a quick update. Last night after lots of walking, sex, Miles circuit, and a “Baby come out” hypnosis script I started having strong contractions that fit the pattern of real…

  • Birth Plan

    PLEASE READ: I can’t believe I have to make this disclosure but after a lot of initial unsolicited and close-minded (and some helpful and nice) input on the hospital bag post,…

  • Hospital Bags

    After getting the most amazing and helpful answers from readers on what to pack for the hospital, our bags are packed and ready, so here’s the breakdown: We decided to pack…

  • 40 WEEKS – Bump Update

      I really didn’t think I was going to get to write this update or get to use this photo I took just in case. My initial feelings were that I’ll…

  • Updates, events and photos

    Let me start with the updates that I am sure you’re most interested in 🙂 I am a few days from being 40 weeks and this is what’s been happening in…

  • Organic Clothing

    ORGANIC CLOTHING As a follow up to my organic post, here are a few organic clothing brands that I found that I really like. Some are cheaper, others are more expensive,…

  • 39 Weeks Bump Update

    Before I go into the 39 week update, I’d like to tell you about this dress. It’s a convertible dress from 2chix Maternity that I just received and decided to wear…

  • Photo Share Tuesday: Mom is here

    So finally the day that I didn’t think would ever come is here. My mom has safely arrived from Russia, having endured a 48 hour trip: an overnight train ride, a…

  • Safety in organic

    I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now, so I am very glad I finally have the time and the resources to put this in writing, and have…

  • 38 Weeks Bump Update

    STATS: Her size: BIG GIRL READY TO COME OUT How far along: 38 WEEKS!!!! Wow 38 weeks just seems so much more substantial than 37 weeks for some reason! Total weight gain: I’m at 174…

  • Christmas Photos

    This was our first year sending out Christmas cards. It was somehow not important before we had a kid on the way. Now that Alexis is in the picture, we both…

  • Childbirth “Training”

    In one of the posts I mentioned the hours I have to spend a day preparing for childbirth. I’ve often heard the intensity and strength of childbirth is compared to a…

  • 37 WEEK BUMP UPDATE – FULL TERM

    STATS: Her size: THE HIGHLYANTICIPATED WATERMELON. How far along: 37 WEEKS!!!! FULL TERM! Total weight gain: I’m at 171 lb. (+2 lbs this week, total at 35 lbs). My husband laughs…