Category: Pregnancy

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Surprise!!

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted here! We’ve had an interesting half a year, that’s for sure. We became foster parents, and had three children placed in our home. Two brothers (18 months and 5 years), and one little girl who was 2.5. We’ve learned the hard way that the foster care system is extremely broken, unfair, and difficult to deal with. We had false accusations, lying case workers, and much unnecessary drama while we watched our foster children...

The Story of How Henry Arrived. 3

The Story of How Henry Arrived.

People keep asking me about the story of Henry’s birth. All I can tell you is that it was nothing like Ada’s birth. Henry was like a freight train barreling through my body on his way to entering the world. It hurt.  A lot.  There was so much sheer power and force.  It was unreal. I’m not sure I’ve processed the whole experience just yet. Henry was four or five days overdue, depending on which due date you chose to go...

In a flash– 9

In a flash–

Her fate seizes her and brings her down. She is heavy with it. It wrings her. The great weight is heaved out of her. It eases. She moves into what she has become, sure in her fate now as a fish free in the current. She turns to the calf who has broken out of the womb’s water and its veil. He breathes. She licks his wet hair. He gathers his legs under him and rises. He stands, and his legs...

Rosie’s Birthday! 0

Rosie’s Birthday!

I had my midwife appointment today.  Baby H is all happy and snug down in there. Rosie and Ada were so active in the womb–both of them kicked, flip flopped around, jabbed me, poked me, and even did something that felt like clawing me to pieces.  Baby H doesn’t do any of that.  He just wiggles and pokes his butt up. I imagine he thinks my womb is his man cave.  I’m certain he’s in there chilling out.  He stretches and...

39 weeks, 5 days: We have a winner. 0

39 weeks, 5 days: We have a winner.

Baby H wins the award of baby who has stayed inside the longest! Now that he’s won maybe he will come out.  ;) My due date is on Thursday.  I see no signs that he’s planning on coming out before then.  He seems quite content to chill out in the belly. With both Rosie and Ada I had tons more prodromal labor and I was walking around completely miserable, dilated, and ready to pop the baby out any second from 38...

Lumpy Eyes. 0

Lumpy Eyes.

I was 39 weeks yesterday!  (My ticker is off by a day.) Rosie was born by now.  Ada still had three days to go.  I wonder what Baby H will choose… This morning I woke up feeling not pregnant at all.  Like full of energy, not even sick.  Weird?  I think I remember this happening right before Rosie was born also.  With Ada I never felt that horrible, so it wasn’t as big of a deal. Today was apparently nesting day....

Sweet Baby Boy! 1

Sweet Baby Boy!

For my birthday (which is in June coming up) my grandma paid for one last ultrasound. Just a last sneak peek at Baby H before August!  I’m so glad we did it, I loved seeing his face. The ultrasound tech said he’s very long and “good sized”, and his chest looks fluffy and chubby too. He also has hair!  She said he’s taking up every inch inside, which would be why I was up all last night unable to breathe. There’s...

Spring Photos. 2

Spring Photos.

Things with the house reorganizing are coming along every so slowly doing it mostly by myself. Yesterday I reorganized all the boxes in the POD outside and brought in 95% of the toys.  They’re semi-organized in our old bedroom, the new playroom/office.  I got completely worn out and sore after moving all those boxes.  I’ve been too tired to do any more today! I managed to take the girls outside earlier to check out signs of spring.  We also potted some...

Hi Baby Boy! 0

Hi Baby Boy!

Today was the anatomy ultrasound! I was super nervous.  The last time I saw my midwife I had ketones and glucose in my urine.  I’m very thin, so if I miss eating one meal or snack while pregnant I get ketones. I’ve never had glucose before and that concerned me a little.  The midwives I talked to all promised me that it could happen if I hadn’t eaten enough and then just had carbs and/or something really sweet.  I’d had Coke...

Ultrasound Day! 5

Ultrasound Day!

Look!! (Profile facing downward, spine on the top right with the heart, legs stretching out on the bottom left.) Long, long legs!  Little froggy. Can you see any between the legs bits here?? What about this 3D view?  (That’s not a hole in the head, it’s just a part the computer didn’t pick up.) Look at the little fingers! Hi!  Baby skull face! The sex of the baby was definitely not a mystery! It kept….popping up. He’s headless in this picture....