My birth plan: Give me the drugs. Plus, check out my 37-week baby bump!


With 3 weeks until my due date, I’ve taken my final class of pregnancy – childbirth preparation! From 9-4 this past Saturday, Jeff and I learned the various techniques of pain management, watched videos of women giving birth with and without an epidural, and learned all the many details I’ll need to know to help prepare me for this monumental event coming up. I’d be lying if I said I Read More

9 Months pregnant: A look back at this amazing journey! Plus, check out my 36-week baby bump!


On Saturday night, as my husband was putting together the new baby swing and I was organizing the baby’s dresser drawers by clothing size, my mind shot back to that fateful night in October when I read the word “Pregnant” across that little EPT stick. I was in New Orleans and, unfortunately, was nursing a wicked hangover! I just had this nagging feeling that I couldn’t remember the last time Read More

9th month of pregnancy high-jacked my 5-year wedding anniversary!


Today I’ve been married for five whole years. On June 17th, 2006 I walked down the aisle in a beautiful church with stained glass windows and arched ceilings; an emotional dad on my arm, and a husband with a quivering bottom lip (awww!) waiting for me at the altar. (Hey, when I think about how skinny I was back then, it makes me wanna cry too!!) Fast forward five years, Read More

Feeling like the baby is going to crawl out of me any minute!! Plus, check out my 35-week baby bump!


My husband thinks that my baby is about to crawl out of me any minute when he feels all her wiggly little movements that have intensified over the last several weeks. And I swear, if frequent movement from your baby means the baby is going to come early, then my baby is due any second! But of course, all this movement doesn’t mean the baby is almost here per se, Read More

Six weeks until baby! It’s all about nesting and finding comfort now. Plus, check out my 34-week baby bump!


I cannot believe I have a mere 6 weeks to go before the baby comes – that is, if she comes on time and not early! I’ve got a single track mind these days – baby, baby, and more baby! I’ve let Jeff know that every weekend from here on  out is about making further progress on anything baby, whether it be the nursery, or pregnancy/baby prep classes, picking a Read More