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Week 38: Once in a blue moon

This is what it’s like to be at the tail end of the 38th week of pregnancy … I can no longer wear my wedding ring because my fingers are akin to those of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Sleeping through the … Continue reading

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Week 37: True or false

This week has been pretty eventful and pretty exciting. My nesting instinct is stronger than it’s ever been, and it feels like I’m really checking stuff off our to-do list. Jesse even put together Anaïs’s loft bed in her room … Continue reading

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Week 36: Window of opportunity

You guys. I’m officially in my “window,” and I’m beyond excited. What is this window I speak of? It’s basically the time in my pregnancy when it is pretty safe to birth a baby. It’s essentially the moment I am … Continue reading

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Week 35: What a year

In one trip around the sun, Jesse and I moved houses twice, got married, went on a honeymoon, got pregnant, went on a babymoon and are now about to have this little boy join our family! We just celebrated our … Continue reading

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Week 30: Keep it 100

Well, we’ve made it to 30 weeks, folks. With roughly 10 weeks left in the game, it feels like a countdown before baby boy’s arrival is upon us. That said, Jesse and I have been spending more time together—just the two … Continue reading

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Week 26: The best nest

Something strange and wonderful happens during pregnancy: I get the urge to nest—big time. I’m not just talking about picking up a few accoutrements to decorate the house to make it a little more cozy, either. No, no. What I’m … Continue reading

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Week 25: Celebrate good times, come on!

I just looked at the calendar and cannot believe that I’m already at 25 weeks! This pregnancy is going by so much faster than my first, and I’m really taken aback by it. I thought that because we already kind … Continue reading

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Second time around: The birth of Andrew

Well, naturally, having done this whole birthing thing before, I can’t help but compare the two. So I apologize if jumping back and forth gets annoying. Both my birthing experiences were very similar—yet also very different. With my first child, … Continue reading

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Week 32: Switching gender gears

It’s official! May 4 we will finally get to meet our sweet baby boy who we have been thinking about for the past 32 weeks. We went to the doctor last week, and he set the date for our scheduled … Continue reading

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And then there were four: The birth of Grace Elizabeth

We have a fourth family member! It is always such a crazy thing to have a baby in your belly one day, and then cuddling her in your arms the next. The week before our little girl arrived, our town … Continue reading

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Week 36: Going from one to two

As the weeks tick down to the Robertson party of three becoming a party of four, I get more and more focused on my time left with my little 2-year-old tornado, sidekick and only child, Boone. Now, don’t get me … Continue reading

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Week 18: Finding out the gender

One of the main things people ask when you are expecting is, “What are you having?” Even if you aren’t far enough along to know, they always ask when you will be able to find out. I know there are … Continue reading

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Week 21: Too cool for (baby) school?

Recently, I was looking at a pregnancy calendar app that goes week-by-week detailing what a pregnant mom should be focused on each week. It could be anything from “start a registry” to “do some light stretching to help loosen up … Continue reading

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What bravery really means: The birth of Aidan

The night it happened, I awoke in sudden pain. I instinctively grasped for the opposite side of the bed, but my husband, Chris, was gone. I remembered in a diminishing fog that he was working nights—not his favorite part of … Continue reading

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A gut feeling: The birth of Eva Rose

January 31st, my expected due date, came and went. I was praying that something would happen that day, but it didn’t. The entire pregnancy I just knew I would deliver early, but I guess baby had another plan. My mom … Continue reading

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One more already?

We were hardly home from the hospital—our family barely expanded from two people to three—before Arthur and I were asked if we planned on having another baby. Call me crazy, but I wanted to take the time to enjoy my … Continue reading

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Week 22: Nursery envy

I have nursery envy.  But not for the reasons you may think. Lately, I’ve been using Pinterest like a mom obsessed – pinning everything from chevron orange and gold girl’s rooms to nurseries with floral wall decals (seems so much … Continue reading

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Falling in love again

There was a quiet moment during my pregnancy with my first daughter when I suddenly had the sense that I knew her. Not that I had her completely figured out, but that I felt a clear and deep attachment to … Continue reading

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Week 20: Oh no, the baby in my tummy is kicking A LOT

With the exception of a few areas in life, like work and (sometimes) money, I have a solid Type B personality. I’m also more or less an introvert who finds small talk and overcrowded parties draining. My husband Patrick is … Continue reading

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Week 15: Pregnant again, after loss–leaning into excitement

Being pregnant with baby No. 2 has been a bittersweet journey.  My first baby, my daughter Nora, was stillborn at 40 weeks, after a PERFECT pregnancy, due to an infection that happened just hours before she was to be born.  … 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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Week 32: Bringing home baby

A couple of weeks back, I was visiting with some gal friends and acquaintances at a friend’s baby shower. During the course of the conversation, we began talking about our kids and their various behavior quirks. One of the girls … Continue reading

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Week 24: Roadmap reality

Fact: In Normal People World, small = cute. It’s one of those unwritten laws of the universe. Case in point: children, kittens, cupcakes, etc. Unfortunately (and unfairly), in Pregnant People World, the “small = cute” law doesn’t always apply. Case … Continue reading

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Week 20: 20 and counting

Last week, I got to share the oh-so-exciting news that we are expecting a baby girl. (The pink parade? Oh yeah, it’s on.) This week, the fun continues with more good news: I’m now more than halfway through this pregnancy, … Continue reading

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Week 17: The name game

With just a few more weeks to go before reaching the halfway point in this pregnancy, I think it’s high-time that I correct an injustice to this new little baby of ours: He/She doesn’t have a name. Now, I don’t … Continue reading

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Week 13: Easy does it

Being so close to the end of my first trimester (*Cue the Hallelujah Chorus*), it’s been interesting to take a step back and observe how different things have been with this pregnancy. While most of my physical symptoms are the … Continue reading

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