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Week 40: Airplane mode

Hi everyone! We made it! I am officially 40 week’s pregnant and still going strong! I said hello and goodbye to my due date on June 26th, shed a few tears over it and am now adjusting to the new … Continue reading

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Week 39: Keeping myself entertained

Thirty-nine weeks, wow! Guys, honestly, what can I say at this point? Every day is filled with the highest anticipation and tons of texts and phone calls saying, “I am so ready for you to have your baby. Why is it … Continue reading

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Week 36: Am I leaking?

I cannot believe June 2016 has finally arrived. It feels like yesterday I had a full-blown meltdown over realizing I was having a baby come summertime. The hot heat of Atlanta makes me happy to know this process will come … Continue reading

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Waiting game

Cue the Final Jeopardy music, you know, the kind you play in your head when you’re impatiently waiting for something. Yeah, that’s us. L wants this baby out here already, and honestly, the sleepless nights ahead are appealing to me. … Continue reading

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Due date approaching

Today is the day. Or was it the day? (I’m writing this prior to the actual due date despite it being published on the due date.) Truth be told, it’s the beginning of what I’m planning on being a hectic, unpredictable … Continue reading

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Week 38: The one where I’m still crazy

Thirty-eight weeks. Still pregnant. Still crazy. People keep asking me how I’m doing. Well, last week I gave the finger to a school bus. So that should tell you everything you need to know. My husband emailed me last week and … Continue reading

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Week 32: The one with the due date speculation

On the topic of due dates vs. when the baby actually arrives—I know it’s not an exact science but I still think it’s fun to think about. Baby No. 1’s due date: January 10. Every single person I talked to told me … Continue reading

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Week 31: The one with the Christmas list

My Pregnancy Christmas Wishlist: 1. For everyone to stop asking me when I’m due. I know people are just trying to make pleasant conversation, but it’s annoying. I feel like I should wear a sign that says, “I’m due in … Continue reading

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The perfect anniversary present: The birth of Arthur Edward

I thought my eight-year wedding anniversary present was supposed to be pottery, bronze, linens or lace. My husband Jordan and I usually took the day off of work to spend the day together, but because we were due two days … Continue reading

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Week 39: Time marches on

It’s a little surreal to be writing these words, but the time is nearly here. My life as a single unit, free of anyone else’s say-so, is nearing an end. I’m 39 weeks today—39 big ones! I had my appointment … Continue reading

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Guessing game

The countdown Because most women don’t know the exact date of conception, due date calculators typically use the first day of the last menstrual cycle and tack on 40 weeks. This estimate leaves a two-week grace period (be it early … Continue reading

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Take leave

With your due date just days away, it can be tempting to make a mad dash for the delivery room the moment you feel contractions kick in, but—as ready as you are to meet your babe —knowing when to head … Continue reading

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Week 40: Falling for Vivian Jayne

Since birthing my first baby two years ago, I have realized an important fact about babies. They know lots of profound things when they are born: like how to yell. And poop. And look generally adorable. What they don’t know … Continue reading

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Week 39: Celebrating life

This past Saturday marks my 39th week of pregnancy, but, honestly, for the past month it hasn’t been a countdown to my due date that has been the most preeminent date in my mind. Instead, I’ve been counting upwards, at … Continue reading

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Week 38: Ready or not

It’s funny how things change from one pregnancy to the next. As my due date looms ever nearer (just 12 more days to go!), my attitude and actions towards the big day this time around couldn’t be more different than … Continue reading

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Fixed and dilated

I blame George Clooney. Not for the big things like world hunger, global warming, and acid washed jeans. No. I blame him for E.R. reruns. It’s his fault for making me watch them. If I hadn’t been so intrigued by … Continue reading

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Week 15: Year of the snake

Jubilant fails to describe how excited I was when I found out our baby was due in October. That is my favorite month, by far. The colorful foliage, the not-too-hot/not-too-cold weather, the impending slew of holidays one right after the … Continue reading

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The final week

Life is chock full of special moments, but very few moments are accurately deemed “life-changing.” It is understandably a rare distinction, and one reserved for truly significant circumstances. After all, if a guy were to categorize every mundane experience as … Continue reading

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Baby waiting

Spring has come, and my wife has been noticing that several of her friends are having their babies. Babies are everywhere. I have not seen these babies, but my wife swears that she sees their pictures on Facebook. Most of … Continue reading

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Intense, beautiful, awesome: The birth of Wren

Although I knew that the average first time mom gives birth around 41 weeks, I couldn’t help but be disappointed when my due date, December 22, came and went and I was still pregnant. My belly was growing larger each … Continue reading

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Past due

One of the most common questions a pregnant woman is asked after announcing she has a baby on the way is “When are you due?” And the askers are not often looking for a roundabout answer. They want a specific … Continue reading

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