Tag Archives: Kate Payne

Week 37: All clear!

It’s official. We made it! The start of Week 37 was the start of the time that our birthing center and midwives allow babies to be born there, rather than being sent to the hospital. This deadline has been the … Continue reading

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Week 36: Newborn squishies

You guys!!! Do you remember my post a few weeks back where my best friend from college birthed her little one on the eve of Hurricane Harvey? Here he is! Official name: Alexander, but he goes by Xander. Cutest little … Continue reading

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Week 35: A baby anti-shower

We have made it to week 35! This week was always a big milestone for me because it’s the week we scheduled our baby shower. I kept feeling like it was forever away, and I remember thinking, “Okay, that’ll put … Continue reading

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Week 34: Third trimester obsessions

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I started taking a weaving class. Y’all, I love it so much. Here’s how much I love it: This is me after dragging my poor, innocent husband 75 miles away to go buy, … Continue reading

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Week 33: Three truths and a wedding

How many times over the course of a week (heck, even a day!) do pregnant women get asked some form of “How are you feeling?” If you’re anywhere in my number range, I would say 4 to 6 times a … Continue reading

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Week 32: The Texas edition

Mamas … REJOICE! The Big Littles are finally back in school! Go get a pedicure, take a nap, and take a breath before fall sports, school plays, class parties, teacher conferences, and the like start back up. I do realize … Continue reading

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Week 31: Boundaries

Have you thought about who you want around you while you’re having your baby, or when you come home with your new family member? That’s been the topic of conversation in the Payne household this week. If you’ve been reading … Continue reading

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Week 30: Mommy shaming

Oh my goodness, week 30! This week I experienced my first dose of mommy shaming. Honestly, I’m surprised it took this long. Let me give you a little background: I have done Bikram Yoga for the last eight years. It’s … Continue reading

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Week 29: The Bradley Method: Day one

Hip, hip, hooray! We made it to the week that our birthing classes started! We had our first class on Sunday, and we will continue to have them every Sunday for 2 1/2 hours for 8 weeks. To be honest, … Continue reading

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Week 28: The dreaded glucose test

I did it. I survived. Barely. Two weeks ago, my midwife brought up the glucose test. You know the one. The fasting/sugar binge/sugar crash/let’s make sure your body is processing sugar the way it’s supposed to-test. She gave me the … Continue reading

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Week 27: Happy 3rd! (Almost?)

I pointed this out at the end of last week’s post, but here’s a refresher. Depending on what measurement calendar you look at, either week 27 or week 28 marks the beginning of your third trimester. I choose to think … Continue reading

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Week 26: Pregnancy brain

Remember that time, one measly week ago, where I wrote all about the heat during my 26th week? You guys—the heat fried my brain! Last week was week 25, and this week is week 26!Lesson learned. Do not travel to … Continue reading

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Week 25: Holy hot!

You guys. It’s hot outside. Have you noticed?  I don’t think I’ve mentioned the temperature yet. It’s hot outside. No really … it’s scorching.We had a busy week visiting my in-laws out in the Permian Basin in Texas. (Friday Night … Continue reading

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Week 24: Happy terrified-dogs day!

It’s Independence Day celebration time! I don’t know about your neighborhood, but these fireworks have been going since Saturday and have no signs of stopping. We may have a firework ordinance, but the city doesn’t seem to be too strict … Continue reading

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Week 23: Keep in touch

Whoa, y’all. It is getting mighty warm down here in The Lonestar State. We had our first 100 degree day already. This usually happens in mid-July and then stays that way until close to September. I’m a little nervous as … Continue reading

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Week 22: Happy Father’s Day!

We’re eyeballs-deep in that special time of year when we all get to celebrate those we love. It’s my favorite time of year! It was Father’s Day in the U.S. this past Sunday. Whether the dads in your life have had … Continue reading

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Week 21: Baby kicks and birthdays

Happy birthday to me! This week, I turned 27, and I celebrated the day by taking my husband to the airport at 4 a.m. Woohoo! After I napped, I ate Mexican food for all three birthday meals, went to the … Continue reading

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Week 20: 20 weeks and two years

Happy anniversary to us! My husband and I have officially reached two years of married life. We just got home from our anniversary date full of fondue goodness. Any restaurant that I can stuff my pregnant face full of cheese, … Continue reading

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Week 19: Home sweet remodel

Since we had all of our big exciting baby appointments last week, this week has been pretty quiet. We’ve turned our attention to our other needy baby … our house!In addition to all this “growing a human being business,” we’ve … Continue reading

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Week 18: It’s a … !

Wait, wait, wait … You’ll have to read a bit of my blathering before you get to the good stuff! I had an appointment at the birthing center with our midwife on Monday, and I got to hear sweet little … Continue reading

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Week 17: Wherefore art thou, hunger?

Yay! We’re 17 weeks in! I’m still shocked every single Tuesday when I get the notification that there’s a new size comparison. There is a baby in there! I’m now solidly into the first month of the second trimester, and … Continue reading

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Week 16: I’m leavin’ on a jet plane!

Well, we left on a jet plane, and now, I’m back to tell the tale. Phew! Y’all. This week’s post is going to encompass the last 18 days, as that’s how long we were traipsing around Europe. It’s the longest we/I have … Continue reading

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