Tag Archives: Suzanna Palmer

Welcome, Vivian Jayne!

We’re pleased to announce that Vivian Jayne was born September 26, 2013 at 3:10 p.m. Congratulations, Suzanna! Welcome to the world, Vivian. Birthday: September 26, 2013 Weight: 7 pounds, 13 ounces Length: 20 and 3/4 inches As you can see … 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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Week 38: Along for the ride

In my two goes at this baby-growing thing, I’ve had my share of on-the-edge moments. I’ve ridden jet skis, eaten deli meat (what can I say? I’m wild like that), and took a cross-country flight in my ninth month of … Continue reading

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With this ring

A little over three years ago, when Tom asked me to marry him and slipped my lovely engagement ring on my finger, I imagined I would never ever ever ever (you get the idea) take it off. A few months … Continue reading

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Week 33: Not guilty

Mom guilt. It’s a unique form of mental self-flagellation that you’re guaranteed to get as soon as “mother” becomes your moniker. Being the mom of an almost-two-year-old, I am well-acquainted with the shame game. If I don’t feed Jacob enough … 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 31: Doctor dread

If you are in the “home stretch” of your pregnancy, you know that reaching this final phase brings a wonderful feeling of relief. You also know it brings a bevy of doctor’s appointments, whichare no big deal unless for you, … Continue reading

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Week 30: One (not) hot mama

Some parts of the country are experiencing record heat waves. Here in Atlanta, we’ve had two weeks of rain and clouds. And this girl couldn’t be happier about it. While lots of my Facebook friends are commiserating about all the … Continue reading

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Week 29: Cry Baby

When you’re pregnant, you know that in less than 40 weeks, there will be a new sweet baby in your arms. A new sweet baby who cries. Frequently. What may come as a surprise, though, is that long before that … Continue reading

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Week 28: Picture Perfect

All mamas-to-be know that the third trimester of pregnancy brings a bevy of unpleasant side-effects: heartburn, cankles, insomnia. The list goes on … and on … and on. But, thank goodness, there is also a fun side of the final … Continue reading

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Week 26: The perfect name

Generally, I’m not the romantic, sentimental type. For the most part, I approach life–and, hence, pregnancy and motherhood–with more practicality and less mush. But there is one aspect of becoming a mother that I see as almost sacred: Choosing a … Continue reading

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Week 25: Confessions of an (ex) Closet Slob

For the past couple of years, I’ve been a work-from-home mom (and, before that, a pregnant lady) in a one-car family. As a result, most days I had no cause or ability to venture out of our neighborhood. As a … 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 23: Pees, please

You know that age old conundrum you hear about pregnant women having to get up a bajillion times in the middle of the night to pee? Well, I wish I had that problem.* Don’t get me wrong. My bladder is … Continue reading

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Week 22: Weigh in

Before I found out I was expecting, I had heard all of the warm and fuzzy things you hear about pregnancy — how you’ll glow and how it will be one of the most beautiful and cherished times in your … Continue reading

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Week 21: Labor of love

For 25 years, I observed yesterday’s holiday as not much more than that: a single day to celebrate my mom. It always involved a card with a sweet sentiment and a gift of some sort, but that’s about as far … 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 19: It’s a …

It was a couple of years ago (but it feels like yesterday) that I was laying on the exam table waiting for the ultrasound technician to confirm what I already knew: We were going to have a little boy.  My … Continue reading

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Week 18: Smell test

You know that question you used to get as a kid about what power you’d pick if you could be a superhero for a day? Take a moment to walk down memory lane with me, and think about what you … 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 16: Change up

As happy as Tom and I have been about the soon-coming arrival of a new little one there has been one rain cloud in the whole matter. My dearly beloved midwife, Diane, (without whom I’m certain Jacob would still be … Continue reading

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Week 15: Baby belly!

In last week’s post, I shared that I had an ever-so-slight hint of a baby belly beginning to show. This week? It is a slight hint no longer. It is an in-your-face (if you’re a small child or a member … Continue reading

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Week 14: “Craving” confession

Confession: In the last 24 hours, I have personally overseen the demise of an entire bag of grapes. A very large bag. In the past week, I have wolfed down not one, not two, but three bags of the tasty little … 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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Week 12: (Not so) sweet sleep

During the day, things have been pretty quiet around the Palmer house for the past few weeks. Thanks to morning sickness (a total misnomer if ever there was one), I’ve been tapping into my inner hobo and logging most of … Continue reading

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Week 11: Throw out the bathwater

You know, there are some days when pregnancy and motherhood turn life completely topsy-turvy. Last Tuesday was one of those days for me. Before the events of that morning happened, I was fully prepared to complain to you tell you … Continue reading

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Week 10: Spilling the beans

After 10 long weeks—in “excited parent time” that’s about 54 years—of keeping our new baby news under wraps, the word is finally out, and we couldn’t be more excited! For a few weeks, Tom and I volleyed ideas back and … Continue reading

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Week 8: Two timer

A blank page. Most times when I stare into its vast, stark-white presence, I feel a tinge of intimidation. Even after nearly a decade as a professional writer (I started when I was 11. Ahem), I still get the same … Continue reading

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