Tagged with pregnancy

Postpartum survival

The biggest surprise to me throughout my whole pregnancy/labor/childbirth/baby experience was my postpartum body. Yes, I expected to have a flabby belly, wider hips, etc. What I didn’t expect was just how banged up my body was after giving birth. For the first 8 or so hours after Andrick was born, I was in a … Continue reading

Andrick’s birth story

I love reading birth stories, and as I prepared for my own labor, I found them incredibly reassuring and empowering. If all of these women could get through this, so could I. In that spirit, I want to share Andrick’s birth story. If you’re squeamish or not into the idea of natural childbirth, please skip … Continue reading

Full term!

Yes! We are 37 weeks along today, which means this baby is welcome to come out any time he or she would like! For the record, mommy and daddy are hoping that is soon. I’m still feeling quite good–just big and slow. Many of my maternity clothes are getting too tight, which is unfortunate because … Continue reading

Breech baby

Mine is not! Any more! But he or she was stubbornly breech until last week, and I’d gotten the direction from my midwife to try everything to get him or her to turn before 34 weeks. I thought I would recap what I did (I didn’t feel the baby turn, so I really don’t know … Continue reading

Last week of the second trimester

That’s right,  27 weeks. Here we are: Please ignore the toothpaste on the mirror. Yuck. In other news, I’ve found a special treat that gives me lots more energy to get through the day. I was totally skeptical, but once I started making All-day energy smoothies (recipe courtesy of our trainer) I really felt a … Continue reading