Life While Pregnant vs. Life With Baby

May 05, 2012
Hello Third Trimester! According to this trimester calculator, I am officially in the last leg of my pregnancy. I’ll be honest, I am both excited and nervous. Like many women, I have dreamed of becoming a mom since I was a little girl playing with dolls. There was absolutely no question that when the time came, I would have a family of my own. However, dreaming of being pregnant/having a family feels very different from actually being pregnant. I guess reality has finally set in that I’m going to have to deliver a baby in a few months…and I don’t feel ready.Just the...
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26 Week Bump Report

April 28, 2012
Photo inspired by Kelly Cameron PhotographyHow far along: 26 weeks (technically, 26 weeks and 3 days today). I’m getting close to the end of my second trimester (depending on how you calculate it)…and we only have about 94 days until we meet our baby! Where has time gone?How big is the baby: Our little girl now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches from head to heel.Total weight gain: Since my last bump report, I’ve gained half a pound for a total of 12 lbs gained since the start of my pregnancy. I actually went to the doctor on Friday, April 20th and I...
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24 Week Bump Report

April 14, 2012
Yeah, I’m eating powdered sugar donuts – I dare you to say something!How far along: 24 weeks (technically, 24 weeks and 3 days today) and VIABLE! At this stage in my pregnancy, if our little girl was born prematurely…with the help of significant hospital care, she would be capable of surviving. Granted, I keep telling her to get cozy until at least mid-July, but that provides a little peace of mind.How big is the baby: Our baby is about 12 inches long and weighs just over a pound. Total weight gain: Since my last bump report, I’ve gained another 2.5 lbs for a total of...
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22 Week Bump Report

March 31, 2012
How far along: 22 weeks (technically, 22 weeks and 3 days today) How big is the baby: Our baby is about 11 inches long and weighs almost a pound. If we were to go in for a 3D/4D ultrasound right now, she’d actually look like a newborn since her lips, eyelids and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and she’s even developing tiny tooth buds beneath her gums. Total weight gain: According to my doctor’s scale this past week, I am up 3 lbs since my 18 week appointment. During my 20 week bump report, I was up 1.5 lbs…so I guess I’ve gained another 1.5 lbs in the past...
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