Ahh childhood memories…I can still hear Mrs. Kraft, my old school bus driver, yelling that at us. How funny that her voice is the one I hear when I try to go down to the basement and throw some laundry in. Twice now I’ve been shot down with a couple of real zinger contractions across […]
Doctor says we’re not going anywhere with these contractions. Bed rest and working from home until she gets a better idea of what’s going on. I’m too early, so we don’t want to encourage them if it can be avoided. He needs some more time in the oven.
I’m 36 weeks this coming Thursday but I spent the whole day working from home, laptop next to me on the couch, feeling very crampy. I figured it was just Braxton Hicks, but by this evening things started wincing up in semi-regular intervals. Right now I’m having contractions about every 17-20 minutes. Really big window, […]
35 weeks, originally uploaded by Alana Waters-Piper. As I post this Will has the hiccups again. He gets them a lot, sometimes waking me up in the middle of the night. I just lay there feeling my belly thud in time with perfect little intervals. I wonder if the frequency of these bouts will continue […]
Hah! Go Ahead, Swear in Labor Monday July 13, 2009 There are a lot of things that you could say in labor to help ease the pain. I spend some time in childbirth class telling my students that vocalization in labor is really good for helping to ease pain and feel “on top” of a […]
Dave and I are laying in bed, looking at pictures from when he and Sophia first started getting to know each other and just marveling at how small she was. We went to Target earlier to gather up a few little things to pack in the hospital bag, which we’ll pack this weekend. The car […]
Dave and I just got back from our 33 week checkup today with our OB. I watched “The Business of Being Born” one very early morning a few weeks ago when I couldn’t sleep and it left me with a lot of anxiety and questions about birthing techniques. When I had initially brought up the […]
Oh my God. I’m 32 weeks pregnant as of tomorrow. WAIT!!! I’m not ready yet! Dave still has to finish off our bedroom so the baby has a room and I’m loving all the kicks and flips that are going on in my belly. It’s like I went from barely being pregnant to the timer […]